Fall beer

Great Drinks for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is this Thursday and let’s be real, we’re going to drink. Whether it’s sharing good times with relatives or drinking to get through the day, we’re going to drink. And if you’re partaking in Friendsgiving, you might start the day with some hair of the dog.

But anyways, drinks for Thanksgiving dinner should be festive and fun for all. All those 21+, that is.

You can stick with the old faithful’s like Miller or Budweiser, but it’s a special occasion, why not try something crafty? Seasonal beers are perfect for holidays. You have Pumpkin beers, Oktoberfest beers, and anything labeled harvest or winter. I definitely think that you should save winter ales for after Thanksgiving, but if it’s snowing already, go ahead and indulge yourself. But fall seasonal beers taste like the holidays. They give you the warm, fuzzy feelings that come with being with family. They are heavy enough to keep you warm as the weather changes, and full of flavor to accompany that second piece of pumpkin pie.

Fall has the best seasonal beers, but if you need a little help choosing what craft to try, start with this list.

  • Mayflower Thanksgiving Ale- a hearty English strong ale, perfect for fall.
  • CiderBoys Mad Bark- tastes like cinnamon applesauce. Delicious.
  • Great Lakes Oktoberfest- actually any Octoberfest works, they’re perfect.
  • Jack-O Traveler- My personal favorite, it’s a lighter pumpkin shandy.
  • Samuel Smiths Winter Welcome Ale- a perfect transition into winter.

And if beer isn’t your style, try some festive cocktails.


Whatever your drink of choice is, be sure to enjoy it with family. And remember, drink responsibly.



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