What are y'all drinking on Thanksgiving? I may drink the fractional Lagunitas IPA during the day whilst I'm cooking, but I'm contemplating what I will pair with the meal itself. The Thanksgiving meal has such big flavors--sage, thyme, rosemary--that I don't know if I want such a big beer too.
We buy it from cajungrocer.com. Just buy the turducken... Don't bother with their stuffing. Make your own.
The turducken is absolutely awesome.
Oh, thanks. I know about cajun grocer. I've done the research, but I haven't made it happen yet because family has been visiting the last few years, and people get pretty traditional about the Thanksgiving meal. Maybe I'll go crazy and get one for New Year's.
I lived down South for a few years, and I got introduced to cajun-injected deep fried turkey down there. After having fried turkey, I don't think a bird should be done any other way. But family likes roasted bird.
My cousin works the bottle line at SouthernTier, so he always brings a couple cases of factory rejects that didn't fill to spec over to my folk's house for Turkey Day Probably some Pumking, Old Man Winter, and Iniquity if I were to guess. More than likely, my dad will cook up a Trash Can Turkey, in true redneck fashion. TheTrashCanTurkey.com
I'll probably have a Dogfish Head Punkin, because my father in law keeps them around this time of year and they are excellent with the butternut squash empanadas that we plan to serve as appetizers. We accidentally discovered that pairing at my sons first birthday party in late September and it was pretty amazing. For the main course we will be starting with J sparkling wine and then moving on to Davis Bynum Pinot Noir.
I fully support brianW's choice of Sam Adams Boston Lager. I still grab one every now and again for similar reasons: it reminds me of a great time in my life and still tastes pretty darn good even though there are many bolder options out there now.
Sorry to hear about your mom, RRRoubaix, and hope she makes a full recovery.
I have a well stocked cellar to choose from at the moment, I may go for my Stone Imperial Russian Stout or break out the La Finde du Monde. Or there are a couple of IPAs still left from summer that would fit the bill. Mind you, the local selection of craft beer is pretty limited and hence the price is even steeper than normal.
Maybe I could go full-on local though and chug Bud Light until the turkey walks again...
All I know is that I have to deal with my wife's crazy family so I will be drinking. Copiously. Repeatedly.
I'm thinking a DogFish Head 120 or WW stout. REALLY great stuff. This Thanksgiving, I'm thankful for the usuals ect.. snore,,, and Sam. San Adams and Sam Calgione (DFH guru). "A votre saunte", "to your health"