3 Drinks for the perfect Thanksgiving gathering


Our favourite fall holiday is officially here. Thanksgiving week is upon us. 

It’s a busy week across Saskatchewan as farmers continue to wrap up harvest and the rest of us gather to enjoy the fruits of their labour, spend time with friends and family, and reflect on everything we are thankful for. 

One important aspect of any gathering is the food and drinks that will be made and served for loved ones. You might already have your menu planned and perhaps picked up all the goods you need from A&D Fresh Market for the big weekend. 

That leaves an important question, what will your guests be filling their glasses with to share stories, laughs and toasts? Whether it’s before dinner, at the table or winding down afterwords, we got you covered with three picks that will compliment your Thanksgiving dinner best.

Before Dinner


As friends and family gather before the main event and munch on some snacks and appies, you’ll want to serve something light and refreshing. Going too heavy on the beer might lead to people feeling a little full before dinner. You also don’t want things getting too crazy before everyone gathers around dinner table.

With that in mind, the Rebellion Lentil is the perfect pre-dinner drink. It’s light at just 4.2% but still offers up creamy, earthy and citrus flavours. Just about every “light beer” drinker ends up enjoying the Lentil. 

The Lentil is also a great conversation starter for guests who may not be familiar with the local craft beer scene as this beer is made with 20% Keg King lentils that were grown right here in Saskatchewan. 

During Dinner

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There’s nothing quite like a glass of wine with dinner. At Happy Hour, our shelves are stocked with endless options when it comes to wine pairings.

If you want to please your guests while making your wine choice easy, then a bottle of La Marca Prosecco is the perfect choice. 

La Marca is currently the best selling prosecco in the world. Prosecco is a sparkling wine made from a specific area of Italy, much like Champagne that comes from a specific region in France. 

La Marca’s light, easy drinking taste pairs well with just about anything you want to put on your menu. Turkey, ham, a variety of veggies, it works with it all. 

After Dinner


While we love dinner, we’re all really just waiting for dessert. Whether it’s pumpkin pie or something else, a good cup of coffee is always a hit after dinner. 

If you’re looking to jazz up that mug of Joe, then Forty Creek Cream is what you should be reaching for. 

This Canadian made cream liqueur is made with Forty Creek’s Premium Barrel whisky, real cream and a variety of spices for a taste that cannot be beat. It’s just the right amount of sweet with wonderful vanilla, chocolate and caramel flavours. 

Forty Creek Cream is also great on the rocks and pairs well with dessert for those who want to skip on the coffee. 

With these three selections, you’re bound to leave your guests with a smile on their face. 

Joel Gasson