First bit of Thanksgiving advice: Prepare to be bombarded by bits of Thanksgiving advice.

Second bit: When you’re choosing beer for the holiday table, don’t get hoodwinked into buying tarted-up swill from a corporate brewer.

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Here is a wonderful guide to pairing beer with holiday food. One caveat: I urge you to localize your choice. To that end, here is a state-by-state listing of legit microbrews throughout the U.S.

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In my home state of North Carolina, I give many thanks to Duck Rabbit, Highland, and Weeping Radish. Support your local brewer — by tipping a glass.