What would Thanksgiving dinner be without cranberries? Their tart acidity is bright enough to cut through all of the turkey, gravy and decadent sides served during the holiday meal.
This year, consider adding an unexpected cranberry component to Turkey Day: cranberry beer. The Garden State is one of the few places where cranberries grow naturally, and it is among the country’s top producers of the perennial fruit. As craft breweries in New Jersey continue to increase their focus on locally grown ingredients, more are seeking inspiration from cranberries, which thrive in the Pine Barrens’ acidic, boggy soil.