Beers For Christmas

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

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  1. BobZ

    BobZ Advocate (600) Massachusetts Jun 24, 2009

    In the spirit of the season two questions:

    1. What is the best gift of beer you've ever given this time of year? (Based on either the reaction or anticipated reaction of the recipient)

    2. What is the best gift of beer you've received at this time of year?

    For me, the answers are:

    1. A four-pack (for this year): Westvleteren 12, Struise Black Albert Batch "0", Struise Kabert, Stone VE 09-09-09.

    2. Last year, Malheur Brut Reserve 750ml & Brooklyn Black Ops 750ml.
  2. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poobah (1,220) Pennsylvania Dec 4, 2004 Verified

    Unibroue 17 Grand Reserve (just a little above $20 but well worth it)
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  3. Been meaning to grab one and do a side by side with my '07 Unibroue 17.
  4. bluejacket74

    bluejacket74 Champion (875) Ohio Jul 4, 2005 Verified Subscriber

    You paid more than $20 for yours? I'm pretty sure the bottle I got was around $11.99.
  5. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poobah (1,220) Pennsylvania Dec 4, 2004 Verified

    Now that I think about it, it was a little South of $20 so you got a good deal or I got royally screwed...probably the latter!!! It definitely wasn't in the $11.99 range.
  6. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poobah (1,220) Pennsylvania Dec 4, 2004 Verified

    (I'm jealous.)
  7. I think it's like $17.99 near me.
  8. APB

    APB Savant (435) Nebraska Dec 15, 2012

    I like to drink Boulevard's Nutcracker Ale, a good six pack and you'll be the life of the party
  9. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poobah (1,220) Pennsylvania Dec 4, 2004 Verified

    That sounds about right now that you mention it.
  10. WagonCircler

    WagonCircler Savant (310) New York May 15, 2011

    Sounds good bro
  11. airmike

    airmike Aficionado (185) Iowa Apr 12, 2011

    Gonna wake up and crack a bomber of BCBCS '12 while cooking a light breakfast.
    I'll check on the bacon wrapped turkey in the smoker, and start prepping the trimmings for holiday brunch (family is coming)
    Next beer will be an IPA just to change it up a bit, followed by a Founders CBS.
    I'll have another IPA with the meal itself, and then with dessert I'll likely enjoy a NG Serendipity with the family.

    Happy Holidays!

  12. Derranged

    Derranged Advocate (535) New York Mar 7, 2010

    I've got Gritty McDuff's, Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale, Sam Adams Merry Mischief Gingerbread Stout and Rude Elf's Reserve.
  13. GeckoPunk

    GeckoPunk Savant (285) Connecticut Jul 29, 2012

    [​IMG] :D
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  14. whiterabbit

    whiterabbit Savant (290) Ohio Jan 24, 2010 Verified

    Unibroue 17 Grand Reserve (just a little above $20 but well worth it)


    Merry Christmas!
  15. philbe311

    philbe311 Advocate (650) Pennsylvania Jan 21, 2008 Subscriber

  16. that was a joke right??? :(
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  17. I've never thought that I would contemplate masturbating to a drinking description and picture on beer advocate..... but my wife is gone for the night and game on!!!!!!!!
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  18. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Pick up a 3L bottle of Anchor Our Christmas Ale.

    Only around $17 round these parts.
  19. RichD

    RichD Champion (905) Rhode Island Mar 18, 2012 Verified

    I will be drinking a Firestone Walker Sucaba.
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  20. mmikey8

    mmikey8 Savant (385) California Aug 2, 2012 Verified

    IMO Unibroue Terrible ($9) >>> 17 - that's just me though, don't want to start a war.

    To answer main question, a good Noel is what I go with. Love that santa hat on my beer bottle.
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  21. No it wasn't a joke. I haven't heard of all the beers on the face of the earth yet.
  22. psykosis

    psykosis Savant (390) Indiana May 21, 2009

    Probably some Shorts Woodmaster or Liberator. Dunno yet...
  23. psykosis

    psykosis Savant (390) Indiana May 21, 2009

    1. Sent out a resurgam to a friend who totally was not expecting it, and was blown away.

    2. I don't think I've ever really received a Christmas beer gift. Not that I can recall anyway...
  24. kingofhop

    kingofhop Advocate (555) Oklahoma May 9, 2010

    I always leave out some cookies, milk and Chimay Blue for Santa. Johnny Walker Red, too.
  25. draheim

    draheim Poobah (1,110) Washington Sep 18, 2010 Verified

  26. mmikey8

    mmikey8 Savant (385) California Aug 2, 2012 Verified

    On the right Track!
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  27. MarioM

    MarioM Advocate (550) California Sep 13, 2009

    I picked up a bottle of Delirium Noel, looking forward to that very much, yes sir!
  28. [​IMG]

    Treating myself with a couple on Christmas Eve. :)
  29. afrokaze

    afrokaze Advocate (665) California Jun 12, 2009 Verified

    Westy or Rare? That is the question...
  30. Samiclaus
    St bernardus Christmas
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  31. Porkhustle

    Porkhustle Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2012

    Whatever someone else likes, ideally
  32. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (965) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    I have a growler of Williamsburg AleWerks Ebenezer and The Bruery's 5 Golden Rings on deck for Christmas eve to share with my brother in law (only family members that drink something other than BMC).
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  33. Brunite

    Brunite Savant (430) Illinois Sep 21, 2009

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  34. antilite

    antilite Aficionado (220) Florida Jan 1, 2012 Verified Subscriber

    Was given a 750 of that Corsendonk as a gift. Will open Christmas Eve.
  35. Treebs

    Treebs Initiate (0) Illinois Apr 18, 2011

    The local boys, Pipeworks, just released Santa vs. Unicorn. Big, hoppy American BW. That'll be my go to Christmas beer.
  36. Sierra Nevada makes it and it is a fantastic hoppy winter seasonal.
  37. mporter13

    mporter13 Aficionado (175) Oregon Jul 13, 2011

    I'm going to be having an Abyss to bring in the holidays. So excited that I was finally able to get a bottle yesterday!
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  38. Were they next to the Rare that's still sitting on the shelf?
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  39. michael_king

    michael_king Disciple (70) Virginia Dec 18, 2012

    Hardywood Park Gingerbread Stout & GBS
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  40. DanK4

    DanK4 Aficionado (240) Maine Jan 17, 2012

    Haha, hand pumped cream stouts...
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