The summer of seltzer is over, and now beer mounts a Thanksgiving comeback.
A perfect complement to hearty Thanksgiving dishes, the Genesee Brewery is taking full advantage. The brewery recently released two seasonal beers that pair with none other than your Thanksgiving feast.
A limited-edition, heritage brew – 12 Horse Ale – pairs with mashed potatoes, buttery rolls, turkey and trimmings. And a surprisingly crisp, dark lager – Schwarzbier – that makes holiday desserts taste even better.
Established in 1878, the Genesee Brewery is New York state’s oldest brewery. They make the classic Genesee line of beers, The Original Cream Ale, The Original Honey Brown Lager and Seagram’s Escapes.
Beer mounts Thanksgiving Day comeback
12 Horse Ale
“We’re excited to offer 12 Horse Ale as a Thanksgiving pairing this year,” said Steve Kaplan, Genesee Brewmaster. “Smooth and drinkable, it will fit right into the holiday meal.”
The most requested Genesee beer of all time makes for the perfect addition to holiday meals. Crisp, clean and smooth, 12 Horse will balance the deep, rich, taste of gravy-smothered mashed potatoes and buttery rolls covering dinner plates on Turkey Day.
This award-winning English Blonde Ale is available for the first time in years. 12 Horse is brewed with six-row barley malt, hops from the Yakima Valley and Genesee’s proprietary top-fermenting ale yeast, creating a delicious and smooth brew to pair with any festive meal.
“For a sessionable beer, it doesn’t look the part,” said Dean Jones, Genesee Brew House Pilot Brewmaster. “Its approachability and flavor make it the perfect complement to Thanksgiving dessert.”
Finish the Thanksgiving feast with a plate piled high with pecan, pumpkin and apple pies alongside a frosted glass filled to the top with Genesee’s Schwarzbier. Unusual for a beer of its color, Schwarzbier is crisp and refreshing. This German-Style Black Lager is lightly hopped, medium-bodied and has subtle dark malt characters and aroma. The beer’s toasted yet crisp notes will balance the sweet and heavy flavors of a hearty dessert.