Steven Beaumont, author of The Premium Beer Drinker's Guide, suggests beer as an alternative to all the angst over which wines will go with turkey and all the trimmings. Here are three he recommends:
Lambic Gueze from Cantillon Brewery in Brussels: This beer equivalent to champagne is often made with fruit, it's crisp, and is the only beer that's spontaneously fermented. It's wonderful with food.
The Wisconsin Belgian Red from New Glarus Brewing Company in New Glarus, Wisconsin: This cherry beer is fruity, but not sweet.
Lakefront Pumpkin Beer from Lakefront Brewery in Wisconsin: A dry, crisp, "absolutely wonderful" lager that's just right with pumpkin pie.