By the time November comes around, people start to get sick of seeing pumpkin on the menu. Even the beloved Pumpkin Spice Latte takes a hit once October ends, with coffee fiends opting for the more season gingerbread variety. But it's still autumn for a few more weeks, and you should be able to satisfy your pumpkin fix without shame. One way to indulge in the fall flavor is to serve pumpkin beer alongside your turkey at Thanksgiving.
Although wine might be the preferred libation on Turkey Day, pumpkin beer is a great alcohol alternative. Depending on the variety, it can pair well with just about everything on your table (especially pumpkin pie.) Pumpkin beer can be the perfect complement to your feast, and the idea beverage for watching football later in the evening.
But how to does one choose a good pumpkin beer? The selection out there is massive, and if you’re not careful, you can wind up with a beer that claims to be packed with pumpkin flavor, but taste like an old ale. Luckily, there are enthusiast like me who are happy to do a little bit of reconnaissance to take the guesswork out of your foray into the world of pumpkin brew. Whether you like your beer with a touch of pumpkin, or your pumpkin with a touch of beer, there’s a pumpkin brew out there for you.