Skip the wine this Thanksgiving and pick up some bottles from Lightning Brewery. Their malty selection (the license plate of their delivery van: BIGMALT) is perfect for America’s favorite hearty-meal holiday.
First, the 7.7%ABV American Amber Ale would work well for the main course mainstays. It’s versatile, too, self-described as being “great at a backyard barbecue” and “when served in a wine glass it can be enjoyed at any sit down dinner.”
Next, Lightning’s Electrostatic Ale will give you a nice shock with any dessert. The hints of spice go with a pumpkin pie, for example, while the “light, playful, champagne-like bubbles” will make you forgot about that bottle of Brut in the fridge.
For Friday’s lunch o’ leftovers, give your tired taste buds a jump-start with Lightning’s Fair Weather Pale Ale and turkey tacos. If you’re a bit hungover, go heavy on the avocado, but don’t forget the cilantro and salsa on a big whole wheat tortilla.
Lightning’s motto: “Our methods are scientific, but our goals are artistic.” They’ve definitely got the art of brewing the unique and the unusual down to a science.