Fridays’ Liquiforic Links Round-Up

It’s that time of year in the U.S. again when the Thanksgiving feast gives way to food comas and the occasional hangover. And Black Friday.

If carousing with the host of crazed Black Friday shoppers is not your thing, do what many a craft brewery has been encouraging you to do: relax at home, all the better with a decent beer or two. Or head over to one of your many local craft breweries pouring pints or filling Black Friday growlers.

Recently-featured Abandon Beer Company will be serving up their Black Friday Ale at Finger Lakes Distilling on nearby Seneca Lake. Black Currant Amber and Walnut Brown Ale are also available at their taproom, also open today.

Another brewery that has been featured in these pages, Grimm Brothers, is hosting their “Daddy Daycare” event, featuring the release of their Ungrateful Son, a grapefruit-infused amber dry hopped with Cascade.

According to American Automobile Association estimates, some 43.4 million Americans will have taken to the roads, rails, or airways in search of turkey, mashed potatoes, and good cheer among friends and family. If you’re traveling home by air, maybe you’ll be lucky enough to find yourself holed up for a spell in one of these nine craft beer ports featured in Draft Magazine:

During those airport stopovers or time spent as a passenger while en route to the home stretch down to the holiday season, here’s some listmania for you: Wine Enthusiast’s “2013 Top 25 Beers.” Unsurprisingly over-subscribed on the IPA front, the top beer does, at least, offer an interesting twist.