The Best Craft Beer and Food Pairings for Christmas Dinner
Craft beer is a great partner for many of your favourite Christmas dishes. Check out the best beer pairings for Christmas dinner.
By The Beer Community on Dec. 09, 2018
Looking for a good beer to pair with Christmas dinner? Whether you’re having a traditional Christmas turkey or you’re spicing it up with other Christmas dinner menu items, there’s always a beer style that’ll enhance both the food you are eating and the beer you are drinking.
What do you drink with Christmas dinner?
While many people prefer a glass of wine with Christmas dinner, beer pairs just as well! If you’re looking for a good wine for Christmas, check out What wine to pair with Christmas Dinner.
Here are perfect beer style pairings for your Christmas dinner. We’ve added a light beer option and one dark beer option, depending on what tickles your fancy. Pick your favourite and get into the holiday spirit!
Quick Beer Pairing Guide for Christmas Dinner
- Ham = Irish Red Ale or Imperial Pale Ale
- Turkey = Brown Ale or American Pale Ale
- Fried Foods = Pale Lager or American Black Ale
- Lobster = Saison or Hefeweizen (ok… sorry some pairings are just meant to be with light beers)
- Pot Roast = German-Style Bock or Porter
- Root Vegetables = Belgian-Style Flanders or Schwarzbier
- Salads = Blonde Ale or Stout
- Creamy Desserts = English Barley Wine & Fruit Lambic
What is the best Christmas beer?
Christmas Beer Recommendations
If you’re looking for a Christmas beer recommendation, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite Christmas ales/beers to match with your dinner.
What beer goes best with Christmas turkey?
A brown ale is the perfect beer pairing for a roast turkey. However, if you prefer something a little lighter, we recommend trying a Pale Ale.
What beer goes best with ham for Christmas?
If you have a delicious ham on the menu for Christmas dinner, try an Irish Red Ale to match. If you prefer something lighter, we recommend an Imperial Pale Ale.
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