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In this photo taken Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 Joe Morette watches as his flock of turkeys drink beer from the trough in Henniker, N.H. Morette says that birds are just like humans and get beer bellies and insists it makes them fatter, more flavorful, and juicer. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

NH turkeys fed beer for flavor, size

When it comes to pairing beer with poultry, Joe Morette isn't too fussy. His turkeys will drink just about anything.

Morette, who is raising about 50 Thanksgiving turkeys this year, has been giving his birds beer since 1993, when he and his workers popped open a few cans after work on a hot July day. A turkey knocked one over and started drinking, he said, and they've been sipping the suds ever since.

Morette, who prefers serving the turkeys lager, insists the beer makes birds fatter, more flavorful and juicier.

For more on Joe Morette's birds, read, "Tipsy turkeys: NH birds fed beer for flavor, size."