Think it's too soon to be thinking about what we want to be drinking at the Thanksgiving table? Nope. We're already drooling over the new pumpkin beers to hit shelves, so why not start making our Thanksgiving beer run list now? November will be here before you know it.
CraftBeer.com has the best bucket list of the newest beers to hit shelves; here's what we want to be drinking this Thanksgiving:
Deschutes Brewery's Jubelale: Each year as the seasons turn from summer to fall, Deschutes celebrates one of its most highly anticipated beer releases. It's the first beer that Deschutes ever bottled, actually. So it's plain to see that the winter ale, with lots of malty, chicory, and earthy notes, would be a perfect addition to the Thanksgiving table. This just might be perfect for balancing that pumpkin pie.
Bell's Brewery Brownn Ale: A toasty brown ale to add to the dinner table, the Bell's Brown Ale has plenty of caramel and cocoa notes. Maybe you won't need that second helping of dessert, after all.
Piney River Brewing Company's Sweet Potato Ale: Need we say more? This Missouri-based brewery has a bit of that vanilla, spice, and sweetness of your classic sweet potato casserole.
Oskar Blues' Ten FIDY Imperial Stout: Everyone's favorite seasonal from Oskar Blues, Ten FIDY Imperial Stout has been called "the biggest, baddest, boldest beer in a can." Granted, this beer should maybe be consumed the night before Thanksgiving, rather during the meal (after all, we need our bellies empty for as much stuffing as possible), but this extra-malty beer is one you won't regret Thanksgiving weekend.
Ska Brewing Co.'s Autumnal Mole Stout: The beer is back for a second year, after rave reviews and popular demand. Fall beers tend to use the same Thanksgiving-inspired ingredients, but we're looking forward to switching it up from our pumpkin beers and Oktoberfest lagers for something extra spicy. The beer is brewed with Anaheim green chiles (a staple in Durango, Colo.), ancho chiles, guajillo peppers, cocoa nibs, and more spices. So yeah, it's a kick in the mouth from your traditional Thanksgiving meal.
Arcadia Brewing Company's Jaw-Jacker: The brewery advertises this seasonal brew as your "favorite fall comfort food," and with plenty of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice, we can see why. The amber wheat ale adds just enough spice to the Thanksgiving dinner.
Front Street Brewery's St. Stan's Baltic Porter: Every Thanksgiving meal should end with a Porter (OK, and a slice of pie). This porter is a smooth, sweet-forward take on a fall beer, making it the perfect end to Turkey Day.