Pop the cork on Thanksgiving Dinner


Posted Wed, Nov 21, 2012

Bottoms Up: Signal De Botrange brings out the flavor across the board. [Photo by Spencer Hunt]

DENVER-Traditionally when we sit around the Thanksgiving dinner table, it’s customary to share a bottle of wine with your meal. However, recently people have begun to enjoy a craft beer that brings out the flavors of the food on the table instead. This year, I suggest you try one of the beers I have reviewed that will add a little excitement to the Thanksgiving table.

Signal De Botrange, a beer made by the Elevation Beer Company located in Poncha Springs, Colo. is one of the most unique beers on the market. This copper colored Ale is aged in old Chardonnay Oak Barrels from the Napa Valley, so it actually smells and taste like a white wine slightly. The subtle taste of chardonnay mixed with Belgium Ale taste great together.

Scott Blauweiss, owner of Mr. B’s Wine and Spirits, located at 2101 Market St, Unit 112 downtown. Has one of the largest high-end beer selections in Denver. When I asked him which beer would best go with Thanksgiving dinner, he immediately pointed out the Signal De Botrange.

“Signal will bring out all the flavors at the table,” he said, “the turkey, the potatoes, the casserole, and even a cheese plate while you’re waiting for dinner to start. It’s great across the board.”

The great thing about Signal De Botrange is that it comes corked in a bottle much the same as a bottle of wine would. Part of the novelty of it is that you get the excitement of popping a cork at the table to celebrate time spent with family. However, this high quality type of beer doesn’t come cheap. Retailing for around $18, a typical bottle of wine the same size and quality would go for double the price at most liquor stores.

That’s why this Thanksgiving I encourage you to try something new. Try a bottle of the Signal De Botrange at the table and enjoy the dynamic flavors at play on your palate.

Signal De Botrange
Brewed by Elevation Brewing Company in Poncha Springs, Colorado.
Food Pairing: Turkey, Roasted Duck, Pheasant, and Aged Cheeses.
Part of the Double Black Diamond series. Extremely complex barrel aged beers, bold, funky, and a rare treat for the craft beer fanatic.
Alc / Vol: 7.5%
IBUs: 26
Hops: Northern Brewer, Saaz,

About Spencer Hunt

Spencer is an avid fisherman during the summer months and a dedicated snowboarder during the winter. He lives in Wash Park and works for a Denver based Advertising firm

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2 Responses to “Pop the cork on Thanksgiving Dinner”

  1. Simone DeAlba Says:

    Can’t wait to try this beer! Love that you included the price!


  2. Leah Says:

    I think this is a really interesting article! You never really hear about pairing beer with Thanksgiving dinner, I like that you did something outside the box! It was new to read a review on beer, whereas it’s so common to hear about wine! Good article!


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