2010 Thanksgiving Hot Links

Well, tomorrow’s Thanksgiving, and the Internet is buzzing with fun beer facts and pairing ideas.  Instead of actually writing something clever or interesting myself, I figured I’d just steal the wit and insights of others.

And with that, I give you the 2010 Thanksgiving Hot Links! …

Thirsty Pilgrims

David Brooks of the Mercury News shares the story of Thanksgiving and how the pilgrims were basically a bunch of beer nerds.  You can also find more of Mr. Brooks’ stuff (which is always excellent) over at his blog, the Brookston Beer Bulletin:



Black Friday for Beer Nerds

The Gapers Block gets us excited for Black Friday for the first time in years with the news that Goose Island will be releasing Rare Bourbon County Brand Stout this Friday at 9am.  This ultra-limited gem has been barrel-aged for two years in 23-year-old bourbon barrels.  Forget the turkey – start lining up now:



Insights into Thanksgiving Food Pairings

Washington Life Magazine has Thanksgiving beer pairing recommendations from Greg Engert, Beer Director of ChurchKey, Birch & Barley, and Rustico.  This guy has a knack for pairings (even if he dresses like a Beatle!) and does a great job explaining the “why” behind his choices:



Flaming Turkey!

It’s a Thanksgiving tradition – let’s set the driveway on fire!  YouTube can be a great teaching tool, especially if you’re considering deep frying your turkey. The takeaway?  Don’t!  Here’s a bunch of reasons why:


Did I miss something cool? Just copy and paste it into the comments below.

Don and I hope you have a safe, happy and delicious Thanksgiving.

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2 Comments on “2010 Thanksgiving Hot Links”

  1. December 1, 2010 at 3:32 pm #

    Finally something related to explosions!

    • December 1, 2010 at 4:55 pm #

      Yes, finally. We long to blow things up, even turkeys (and garages).

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