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Holiday Pairings with Our Fireside Favs & Nialas Irish-Style Dark

The holidays are here, and while everyone in your family is bringing a dish, you’ve decided to opt out of cooking by bringing drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. But choosing the right drinks can be tricky, and you don’t want to be the one who brings a case of light beer to the dinner table. Don’t worry; Summit Brewing Company has got you covered with their Fireside Favorites variety box, which contains four of their popular beers. To ensure you cater to everyone’s taste, grab a six-pack of their Nialas Irish-Style Dark as well. Furthermore, to impress your family with your beer knowledge, we’ve provided some beer and Thanksgiving food pairing suggestions.

Saga IPA with some Stuffing

Saga IPA pairs perfectly with stuffing. The bold, hoppy flavor of the beer complements the savory and herbaceous notes of the stuffing. The bitterness of the beer also helps to cut through the richness of the dish, creating a perfect balance of flavors. Trust us a pint of Saga IPA doesn’t miss when you’ve got it in front of you. 

Great Northern Porter & Turkey

Our Great Northern Porter pairs exceptionally well with turkey because of its rich and complex flavor profile. The roasted malts and notes of chocolate and coffee in the porter complement the savory and slightly sweet flavors of the turkey, while its smooth and creamy texture balances out the richness of the meat. Plus, the slight bitterness in the finish of the beer helps to cut through the fat of the turkey, making for a perfectly balanced and delicious pairing.  

EPA & Ham or Turkey

Extra Pale Ale is a staple for any Summit fan. It’s also versatile when it comes to pairings. Holiday ham or turkey, either way it’s no problem. EPA’s caramel and biscuit malts balanced with a juicy citrus hop bite pair perfectly with savory meats and poultry!

Winter Ale & Pumpkin Pie

Winter Ale is a perfect pairing for Thanksgiving desserts. The rich and bold flavors of this beer complement the sweetness of pies and cakes such as pumpkin, apple, and pecan. The notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, and other spices in Winter Ale enhance the flavors of these classic holiday treats, making for a truly delightful experience. Whether you’re enjoying a slice of pie or a scoop of ice cream, Winter Ale is sure to enhance the dessert and elevate your Thanksgiving feast.

Nialas Irish-Style Dark

With flavors of espresso, chocolate, and caramel and a balance of spicy hop characteristics make our Nialas Irish-Style Dark is the perfect beer to get you through your Turkey coma and paired perfectly with the nutty and brown sugariness sweetness you can find with a slice of pecan pie.


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