Have a Beer With That Bird

By Rachel Stumpo
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Whether you’re headed to Grandma’s, feasting with friends or eating a Hungry-Man XXL Turkey Dinner in front of the TV by your lonesome this Thanksgiving, we’ve found some tasty beers to go with the holiday classics.

Chef Amy Selevan of Lucky 13 Pub (1820 S. 13th St.) is our food/beer expert. Before she landed at the South Philly pub of proprietor and all-around amazing bartender Clark Newman, she was a banquet and sous chef at World Cafe Live , where she often paired beer with her meals. Here, she’s given us some trusty beer picks to complement holiday gluttony. Now pass the gravy and chug, chug, CHUG!

Dish: Turkey

Amy recommends something sweet and savory, like Dogfish Head Punkin Ale , or tart like Lindemans Kriek Cherry Lambic .

Dish: Stuffing

Something really thick and nutty, a porter or stout, says Amy. Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout , for instance.

Dish: Sweet Potatoes/Candied Yams

The Dock Street Bohemian Pilsner is medium-bodied and crisp, which is just what sweet potatoes call for.

Dish: Cranberry Sauce

What are you, 80? You’re really gonna eat that? Well, if you insist. May we recommend a richer, higher in alcohol beer with a hint of chocolate to compliment it? Amy does, and says Rogue Double Chocolate Stout should get the job done.

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