Monthly Archives: December 2013

12 Beers of Christmas 2013 – Day 10 – Delirium Noël

The 12 Beers of Christmas aren’t over yet. It’s only taken me nearly a month to review 12 beers and I’m hoping to get the series done before new year. As with everthing else, life just… happens… and you need … Continue reading

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12 Beers of Christmas 2013 – Day 9 – Bran “Birra Raven”

If you’re familiar at all with the actual 12 Days of Christmas, you’ll know they start on Christmas. This celebration involves lighting a candle on each day, more celebrating, more gift giving, and more feasting. I personally would love to see … Continue reading

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Homebrew Session: 2013 BetterBeerBlog Christmas Ale – Mocha Milk Stout

It’s Christmas Eve Day, and if you’ve been following along, I’ve missed several days worth of posts for the current 12 Beers of Christmas review series. I do have a good reason though; I came down with a cold that … Continue reading

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12 Beers of Christmas – Day 8 – Merry Maker Gingerbread Stout

Boston Beer Company, brewers of the Samuel Adams line of beers, is the largest craft brewer in the nation. Despite their immense size (in relation to most other craft breweries), they churn out a wide variety of beers. I’m impressed … Continue reading

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12 Beers of Christmas – Day 7 – Fantome de Noel

I was suspicious of this beer when I first picked it up. Not because of who the brewery was but because it was packaged in a green bottle. I, for the life of me, can’t understand why breweries still use … Continue reading

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12 Beers of Christmas 2013 – Day 6 – 6 Geese-a-Laying from The Bruery

I’m not sure when it became du jour for breweries to plan annual releases measured in years but they’re certainly fun. The next beer I’m reviewing is the halfway milestone for this brewery’s holiday beer series. I’ve been buying 2 bottles … Continue reading

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12 Beers of Christmas 2013 – Day 5 – Sleigh’r Dark Doüble Alt

Nearly halfway there and I’m bringing the 12 Beers of Christmas reviews back to the good ol’ U.S. of A. While the warm summer months invite crisp and hoppy beers, the colder winter months bring out the maltier side of … Continue reading

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12 Beers of Christmas 2013 – Day 4 – Affligem Noël Christmas Ale

Ah… another “Noel” beer. It’s not the first on the list and it won’t be the last. I just love these beers for a variety of reasons but the main one is that they taste good. On the surface, they … Continue reading

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12 Beers of Christmas 2013 – Day 3 – Winterruption Farmhouse Hard Cider

Yes, I know I’m calling this the 12 Beers of Christmas but I think there’s room for cider. Mulled cider is a holiday tradition in many households, and as a cider maker myself, I thought I’d switch things up a bit by … Continue reading

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12 Beers of Christmas 2013 – Day 2 – Noël des Gèants

The second entry into this year’s Christmas beer review is one I haven’t seen before. When looking for Christmas beers, I tend to keep an eye out for “Noel” in the name because those reference Christmas beers brewed up by … Continue reading

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