Daily News, Digested

• Thanksgiving isn’t even upon us yet, but already, Joe Sixpack is looking ahead towards Christmas. And hey, why not? After all, he just wrote “the first book devoted to Christmas beer,” and has a lot to say on the topic. So what makes a Christmas brew? Apparently, being Belgian, or a Belgian “wannabe,” at least as far as we can tell from this list of beers.

• Freaking out over the Thanksgiving feast that you are hosting? If your concerns are over stuffing, gravy, and wine, Jim Coleman has got a guide for coping. Heed these words, especially: “Do not feel that you have to serve white wine simply because it’s turkey. You are having a party. Have both red and white and plenty of it - the worst thing you can do is run out!” Oh, and don’t forget to do most of the work on Wednesday.

Daily News, Digested