Any meal is great with a well paired beer or wine but since the holidays are here Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski take a look at turkey and Thanksgiving. Food and beer is a combination that can make your mouth sing for joy and that is exactly what Ken and Brad hope to achieve in episode 65. On the plate they have a meal prepared by Ken, it featured turkey and a Surly Brewing Bender acorn squash. To go along with this meal Ken and Brad look at two different beers. Both of these beers are pretty easily available in the midwest and might just be what your looking for to pair with this years Thanksgiving meal. The first beer is the Best Brown Ale from Bell's Brewery in Kalamazoo Michigan. The Best Brown is a seasonal release and is available from October through March. After the Best Brown, they move onto the Pere Jacques from Goose Island. The Pere Jacques is a Belgian Style Abbey Ale coming in at 8%. Both these beers went well with the meal Ken prepared. Depending on how you prepare your turkey these beers may or may not work as well but I'm sure you will be able to find something to pair with this years feast. Let us know what you ended up pairing with this years meal and how it worked out.
Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski would like to wish everyone who watches the Hop Cast a happy and safe Thanksgiving! Cheers!