It’s prime holiday party season right now and nothing brings coworkers, frenemies, and potential suitors together like the right beer. So we’re here to help. Maybe you’re reuniting with old friends and want to impress them with your craft beer knowledge — there’s a beer for that. Or maybe you’re preparing for a night on a BYOB holiday trolley — there’s a beer for that. Or perhaps you’re attending a dinner party with some foodie friends — yep, there’s a beer for that, too. So check out our guide below and use our Beer Finder to locate one of these fine beverages near you.
Ah, Thanksgiving. A time for family traditions, over-indulgence, and if you’re like us, there’s always plenty of beer.
Last year, we led you through a pairing guide for your Thanksgiving dinner. That list still holds true, and we recommend each of those offerings again. But this year we decided to take your Thanksgiving dishes to a new level: We’re adding beer into them. Here are six beer-friendly Thanksgiving recipes that will satisfy any guest at your table this November.
Thanks to everyone who came out to our (sold out) All Stouts Day tasting with Bell’s Brewery last week! Beers were drank, cheeses were eaten, and knowledge was learned. A list of the pairings can be found below and you can find each of these beers using our Beer Finder. The cheeses were purchased at the Lakeview Whole Foods and should be available depending on seasonality. A big thank you to our lovely hosts, Bitter Pops, and Josh from Underground Meats for providing snacks.
Spring is here and that means it’s time for Saisons or farmhouse ales. These effervescent, spicy, earthy beers were traditionally made on farms during springtime for consumption by farm owners and their saisonniers (seasonal workers). Today, Saisons have become staples with food pairings due to their versatility in taste and high carbonation — both of which complement a wide range of dishes. Read More
You’ve sent out the invites, cleaned the house and done all your errands, save for the inevitable last-minute trips to the grocery store. Maybe you’re going big and deep frying the turkey, just be sure to have a fire extinguisher on hand. Needless to say, if you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year, you have a lot on your plate (pun). To show off how great a host you really are, a fine variety of beverages is key. So to save you some crucial time at your local liquor or grocery store, our experts at Lakeshore Beverage put together a Thanksgiving Beverage Guide to please a variety of guests and palates at your big meal. Each of these beers and ciders can be found nearest you with our handy-dandy BEER FINDER. Read More
It’s no wonder why Chicago—with the fourth largest Mexican population in the United States—goes crazy for Cinco de Mayo. Neighborhoods like Pilsen and Little Village have long been hubs for Mexican food, culture, and history in Chicago. Today we’re down at 5 Rabanitos Restaurante & Taqueriato in Pilsen to pair five different beers alongside some traditional Mexican dishes. Use the BEER FINDER to locate these beers near you and impress your friends with some beer pairing tips this Cinco de Mayo.