Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Thanksgiving Day Pairings
What should you drink with your turkey? Actually, that is not that easy of an answer because you are not just having turkey, but also green bean cassorole, mashed potatoes, BISCUITS!, ham, corn, giblet gravy and to feel like you aren't doing your body too much harm a little salad. So how do you solve this dilemma by not having 10 little taster glasses for each food? Here are some suggestions:
1. Drink your beer before the meal, thus you can have everybody's attention and impart your beer knowledgery on them. Then during the meal you can drink something else... maybe, and I know this is going to sound crazy, wine.
2. Don't care how people judge you and have four open bottles of different varieties set out in front of you. When somebody asks why you are doing that, respond witily, "Why are you doing THAT." Make sure you are really vauge when you say this and promptly go back to sniffing your beer. Then to make sure nobody bothers you the rest of the time, give the turkey a little sniff too.
3. You could just be drinking one beer to complement all of this food. Go with a fairly neutral beer with some good malt character, maybe an amber or a dunkel. But make sure you open one for everyone else, even if they decline the offer.
4. Excuse yourself every five minutes and go in to the back room to drink some brews. Make sure to take a turkey sandwich with you. Invite others along by whispering in their ear, "You can come along, but tell nobody of your whereabouts. Bring a turkey sandwich."