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Best post-Thanksgiving Day pairing: leftovers and beer

Posted by ABC Fine Wine & Spirits on November 24, 2017

In Beer, Craft Beer, IPA

Black Friday may be inextricably linked to Thanksgiving, but our undoubted favorite post-Thanksgiving tradition is the leftovers. Not only do you get to partake in the delicious feast that is Turkey Day, you also get two to three more days of grazing on all that homemade goodness. 

Fill your plate up with momma's home cooked dishes and let us help you with the rest. From sweet potato casserole to a turkey and mashed potato sandwich (don't knock it until you've tried it) we have four beers that will put you into a leftover coma. 

Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA + Mash with Gravy

Gravy: the icing on top of your mashed potato mountain. Cut this savory topping with a hoppy IPA. Our pick is Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA. This East Coast IPA balances out the richness with its citrusy hop character, leaving you filled up and thankful.

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Founder's Backwoods Bastard + Pumpkin or Pecan Pie

If you're the kind of person who digs into their leftover pie for breakfast, make sure to save at least one slice for later. This satisfyingly sweet duo takes the pie for pairings. Founder's Backwoods Bastard is barreled aged with deep caramel and malty flavors that harmonize with hints of smokiness. Its robust notes are perfect for washing down your Thanksgiving desserts. 

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St. Bernardus Abt 12 + Sweet Potato Casserole

We all enjoy our leftovers differently. Some eat them straight out of the tupperware, while others create unique concoctions. But one thing is for certain, they all taste better paired with a cold beer. St. Bernardus Abt 12 is our pick to pair with your Aunt Sally's sought-after sweet potato casserole. This nutty, medium-bodied traditional Abbey Ale echoes the flavors of this traditional Thanksgiving side dish. 

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Shiner Bock+ Turkey Sandwich

If you haven't discovered the wonders of the post-Thanksgiving turkey sandwich, it's time. Build your handheld fully from leftovers or make it the traditional way - turkey, cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayo. Either one is satisfying when washed down by this genuine Bavarian beer. Shiner Bock is deep amber in color with distinctive rich and full-bodied flavors. Its malty characteristics pair nicely with your leftover masterpiece. 

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