Thanksgiving dinner is a marathon, not a sprint. Keep that advice in mind with your drinking, and you’ll be on a steady path for the whole holiday weekend. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try your brother’s limited-release 8.5% ABV New England IPA that he smuggled across six state borders just for you, of course. But check out the lower-alcohol, low-calorie craft beers and seltzers here—as well as F&W Food Editor Josh Miller’s sparkling cranberry-ginger punch recipe—for a chance to focus your overindulgence on the meal itself.
Two Roads H2roads Cranberry Lime Hard Seltzer ($10/Six 12-Oz. Cans)
Over beer entirely? The latest craft brewery trend is upmarket hard seltzer. Two Roads H2Roads’ bright, zingy Cranberry Lime is 4.5% ABV and has just 110 calories.
Oskar Blues One-Y Ipa ($9/Six 12-Oz. Cans)
IPAs, typically high in alcohol, have recently been reimagined in lower- strength form. Colorado’s Oskar Blues’ version hits the “hazy” trend with plenty of citrus fruit hop pop and only 4% alcohol.