Two things we love at Thanksgiving are turkey and beer, so why not combine them for the perfect Beer Can Turkey featuring Ponce's Pale Ale. The clean finish and notes of citrus give the turkey a nice pop of flavor. Try this recipe out at your Thanksgiving dinner!
12 to 24 ounces of Ponce's Pale Ale
2 teaspoons spicy mustard powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried chopped onion
1 teaspoon smoked Spanish paprika
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
1/2 teaspoon ground smoked cumin
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
9-10lb thawed turkey
1/4 cup canola oil
Preheat a grill to about 350 degrees °F on one side. Pour the beer into a turkey sitter (a ceramic stand that holds liquid) or open the beer can, pour out a few tablespoons, and place it in a beer-can turkey stand.
Combine the mustard powder, garlic powder, dried onion, paprika, granulated garlic, cumin, and salt and pepper to taste in a small bowl.
Remove the neck, giblets, and any excess fat from the turkey and discard. Rinse the turkey under cold water and pat dry. Rub the cavity with 2-3 teaspoons of the spice mixture. Brush the outside of the turkey with the canola oil and place the drumstick end down on the sitter or stand. Rub the remaining spice mixture all over the turkey.
Place the turkey, using the sitter or stand, on the cooler side of the grill. Cover and cook until the juices run clear and a thermometer registers at 185 degrees °F in the thigh and 170 degrees °F in the breast. This should be around 2-3 hours. Carefully remove the turkey from the grill and the sitter or stand, then discard the beer. Transfer the turkey to a cutting board and let rest for at least 20 minutes before carving.
What's a Turkey without the perfect cranberry sauce? Augustine's Orange Amber Ale is a wonderful choice to spruce up the traditional cranberry dish with some delicious citrus flavor. The best part is that it only takes 15 minutes and a few ingredients. Read below and add this simple Holiday Beer Infused Cranberry Sauce recipe to your Thanksgiving dinner lineup.
1/2 cup Augustine's Orange Amber Ale
24 ounces fresh cranberries
1 cup raw cane sugar
1 orange juiced
1/2 orange zest
1/2 stick cinnamon
Lemon slice for garnish
Combine beer, cranberries, sugar, orange juice, and orange zest in a pot. Bring to a boil, turn to low, and simmer for 15 minutes.
Chill for a few hours, or overnight.