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Beers For Christmas

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Brianhophead, Dec 8, 2012.

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  1. So I'm thinking of picking up a large-ish bottle of something special for christmas. Not necessarily a christmas ale per se, but a big 12-20 dollar bottle of beer to treat myself for christmas. What should I pick up a bottle of?
     
  2. Giovannilucano

    Giovannilucano Savant (450) Wyoming Feb 24, 2011

    Ha, well maybe a lot of BA's here will disagree, but I love Italian craft Christmas beers, because no one does Christmas better! So, Birra Del Boro 25 Dodici will be enjoyable.
     
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  3. haddon

    haddon Savant (285) Kentucky Jul 13, 2009

    for $15 you can get 1/2 case of Celebration and have a very Merry Christmas.
     
  4. bluejacket74

    bluejacket74 Champion (805) Ohio Jul 4, 2005

    I'll be like a lot of other people and drinking a bottle of The Bruery's 5 Golden Rings.
     
  5. Ryan2BSU

    Ryan2BSU Savant (320) Indiana Mar 16, 2012

    Last year my brother and law and myself shared expedition stout and St. Bernardus Christmas Ale!
     
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  6. Anchor Xmas comes in Magnums and I think they are available in BC ( they were last year) . If not I second the Corsendonk Xmas pack .
     
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  7. Nitro-Boy

    Nitro-Boy Disciple (65) Illinois Nov 17, 2012

    Its Christmas Dude...............Yes you need to buy Christmas Beer!
     
  8. Firestone Walker 16th Anniversary or The Bruery Fruet
     
  9. I get a growler of whatever looks good at the local pub. I'm lucky to have a place with 20+ craft beers on tap that lets you get a growler, prices from $8.00 to $ 25.00 a fill up including hand pumped cream stouts. 5 stay the same 15+ constantly changing. And the growler's appearance gets the edgy friends to try out new things
     
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  10. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Advocate (515) Missouri May 11, 2012

    I like the Mikkeller to/from porter. I dont think we are getting any this year though where I'm at...
     
  11. Vivs85

    Vivs85 Savant (305) New York Nov 29, 2012

    pick up a 6 of Goose Island bourbon county coffee stout. It'll run you about $24... but extremely worth it.
     
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  12. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Advocate (515) Missouri May 11, 2012

    They have BCBCS in sixers?
     
  13. I'll be here...Prost!

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  14. Vivs85

    Vivs85 Savant (305) New York Nov 29, 2012

    Sorry... 4 pack... drinking a sculpin, watching a movie, and typing... getting distracted
     
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  15. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Advocate (515) Missouri May 11, 2012

    Or 4 packs, thought the Coffee was only in bombers....????
     
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  16. Vivs85

    Vivs85 Savant (305) New York Nov 29, 2012

    nah... I have seen it in 4's... and bombers. maybe not common though.
     
  17. Grab a sixer for $10 (Celebration comes to mind) and donate the other $10 to a local charity. Everyone wins.
     
  18. Who makes Celebration?
     
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  19. codasnap52

    codasnap52 Savant (345) Connecticut Jan 24, 2008

    Get a couple of De Dolle Stille Nachts (or the Reserva if its out by Christmas). There's a reason it crushes all the other Christmas beers at the beer festivals in Belgium at this time of year.
     
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  20. Ford

    Ford Savant (490) Texas Sep 8, 2012

    I'm hoping to pick up some Karbach Frageelay... it's their Yule Shoot Your Eye Out Christmas seasonal..aged in Bourbon barrels...
     
  21. Sierra Nevada
     
  22. Somewhat limited, but my favorite go-to over the past 5 years has been Scaldis Noel (guess I'm in alignment with the Bros, per the Ratings) ... http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/604/2232

    I now have a 5 year vertical which I can't wait to share with the right audience.
     
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  23. Thinking Belgian all the way will get back to you on exactly which one next week
    Same bat time same bat channel
     
  24. All Belgian Winter Ale fest 12/15/12
    Will be EPIC !!!
     
  25. FlyingKelly

    FlyingKelly Savant (260) Texas Nov 28, 2012

    It's pretty good. Had it on tap at Flying Saucer Wednesday. Enjoy!
     
  26. My vote is a magnum of Anchor OSA. Right around $16 a bottle.
     
  27. If a growler is unavailable on the east coast Troegg's Mad Elf is popular. It's a winter warmer style ale, chocolate, cherry, spices, high amperage stuff, i think 11.0 % 6 pack to a magnum.
     
  28. Dougger

    Dougger Disciple (60) Michigan Dec 8, 2012

    Don't spend big money for a beer you have never tasted. Might be disappointed. Try Leinenkugel's "Snowdrift Vanilla Porter". It is a smooth porter, lacking a bitter after taste, holds a good head. It has a hint of chocolate/vanilla, kind of "Holiday" flavor.
     
  29. masterofsparks

    masterofsparks Advocate (515) Ohio Nov 15, 2009

    This depends on where you are, obviously, but if you're in Ohio and you're going to be with a group of other people who love beer, a 1.5 liter bottle of Thirsty Dog Barrel Aged 12 Dogs of Christmas is good for sharing. $40 for the 1.5 liter bottle.

    http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/12516/76750
     
  30. RTrain12

    RTrain12 Savant (400) Illinois Feb 6, 2010

  31. I picked up this past April a 3L 2010 Anchor Our Special Christmas for this year. I can't wait. I loved the 2010!
     
  32. Definitely some Doggie Claws!
     
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  33. xnicknj

    xnicknj Advocate (730) Pennsylvania May 25, 2009

    This might be a little more than 15-20 but get a magnum of Anchor OSA or Chimay Grand Reserve and share it with family/friends.
     
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  35. CircusBoy

    CircusBoy Savant (320) Ohio Mar 10, 2008

    You might be disappointed no matter how much you spend; sometimes you need to spend a few extra bucks just to find out.
     
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  36. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Advocate (595) Colorado Jan 20, 2012

    Hill Farmstead twilight of the idols. Best vanilla porter ever.
     
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  37. Goosey

    Goosey Aficionado (240) Missouri Jan 18, 2012

    Your avatar gives me a raging boner... I'm gonna dig in the cellar, probably a KBS, Founders IRS, and of course, and old Fezziwig. Also maybe one of my FW DDBA.
     
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  38. Sierra Nevada
     
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