Top 4 Fruit Beers to Wow Guests this Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and that means it's time to start planning what beers you'll be serving at your party. This year, try something a little different; serve some fruit-flavored Thanksgiving beers to add a little something extra to the holiday table. Many great options are available, and they're sure to please your guests.

Here are our top 4 fall beer flavors that are guaranteed to excite:

1. Blueberry Ale

This refreshing ale is perfect for those who like fruit-forward beers. The natural sweetness of the blueberries is balanced by a slightly tart finish. The overall effect is a beer that's light and refreshing, making it a great choice for Thanksgiving dinner. Pair it with roasted turkey or ham for a perfect match. Just add some blueberry puree or juice to your favorite ale recipe to get started.

2. Cherry Wheat

This wheat beer is brewed with real cherries, giving it a beautiful pink color and a subtle fruit flavor. It's the perfect Thanksgiving beer for those who are looking for something a little different. The low alcohol content makes it a great choice for drinking all day long, and the light fruit flavor won't overwhelm your Thanksgiving feast. To make a cherry wheat beer at home, start with a simple wheat beer recipe and add some cherry puree during the brewing process.

3. Apricot IPA

This unique IPA is brewed with apricots, giving it a distinct fruit flavor that is balanced by the hops. It's perfect for those who love hoppy beers with a little extra fruitiness. The apricots add a touch of sweetness to the beer, making it a great match for Thanksgiving dessert. To make your own apricot IPA, get started with a basic IPA recipe and add some apricot puree to the mix. Enjoy this Thanksgiving beer with your favorite Thanksgiving pie.

4. Plum Stout

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This rich and flavorful stout is brewed with plums, giving it a deep fruit flavor that goes well with the chocolate and coffee notes of the stout. It's a perfect beer for those who like their beers on the sweeter side. The plums add a touch of sweetness to the beer, making it a great match for Thanksgiving dessert. Making your own plum stout is easy: start with an easy-to-follow stout recipe, add some plum puree, and mix. Enjoy it with your Thanksgiving feast.

Learn More About Craft Brewing

No matter what your Thanksgiving beer preference is, there's sure to be a fruit-flavored beer that's perfect for you. So get out there and try something new this Thanksgiving. Your guests will thank you for it. Want to learn more? Visit our craft brewing blog to get more ideas on the best fall beer flavors and more, and shop our selection of 100% natural fruit purees to get started.

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