Friday, December 4, 2009

Tis the season....

I must admit, I am not the most festive holiday sort of person, I usually grow tired of having Christmas songs shoved down my throat, ridiculous schedule requests, the flu, etc...
I guess the only saving grace are some of the flavors of the holiday season that somehow make it all go away, offering some respite from the madness and even the occasional bout of nostalgia.
If it comes with an ABV, all the better...
So, I introduce to you our latest round of special holiday beers:
From Germany:
Mahr's Brau Christmas Bock, a light to medium body, mildly spicy, easy drinking holiday lager. 6% abv. 500ml

Weissenohe Monk's Christmas, Medium to full bodied, toasty, warming lager with a lingering, hoppy finish. abv unknown. 500ml

From The UK:
Hook Norton Twelve Days, Medium to full bodied strong ale, malty, nutty with a hint of dried fruit and floral hops. 5.5% abv. 500ml

From Norway:
Nogne O Winter Ale, sweet porter, rich chocolate, coffee, caramel, woody aromas. Viscous, sweet and malty. 8.5% abv. 500ml

From California:
The Bruery's Two Turtle Doves, strong, dark, Belgian style ale. Nutty, dark chocolate aroma and flavors, dark fruit and malt, well balanced hoppiness, complex. Warming, lengthy finish. 12% abv. 750ml

Also on draft, for a limited time:
Life and Limb, a collaboration between Sierra Nevada and Dogfish Head brewery, this beer is made with estate grown barley from Chico, maple syrup from Massachusetts and birch syrup from Alaska.
Cheers and happy, um, holidays...

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