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Beers For Christmas

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

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  1. Boulevards "Nut Cracker Ale" is great and if you are in Omaha, NE or close by you can get Lucky Buckets "Snowsuit" both have that wintery feel when you are enjoying them.
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  2. Flabbyjandro

    Flabbyjandro Advocate (550) Illinois Jun 12, 2012 Beer Trader

    I just opened a 2011 3L today and it was a drain pour... I questioned doing it since it was 5.4% and it backfired, hope your experience is better. I don't mind pouring one for my homies, but those jag bags don't deserve three liters
  3. ECalebrews449

    ECalebrews449 Savant (425) Nebraska Dec 23, 2012 Beer Trader

    Love the post!! Celebration Ale(Sierra Nevada), Nutcracker Ale(Boulevard), Snow Day (New Belgium), Isolation Ale (Odell), and Hibernation Ale(Great Divide)/Barrel Aged Hibernation Ale.
  4. ThisWangsChung

    ThisWangsChung Champion (845) Maryland Oct 15, 2011 Beer Trader

    I'll most likely do a showdown between Night Stalker and BCBCS. Maybe a WnB or two will be thrown in the mix somewhere.
  5. Atleast the Noel is Christmasy
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  6. So unless someone has a better idea I think I'll pick up a Porter Baltique Grande Cuvee from Quebec's Three Musketeers brewing
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  7. nolimitnsb

    nolimitnsb Aficionado (220) Illinois Nov 26, 2012 Beer Trader

    St. Bernardus Christmas, Scaldis Noel Vert, maybe a GI Christmas Ale and probably a 50/50 Eclise.
  8. zac16125

    zac16125 Poobah (1,015) South Carolina Jan 26, 2010 Beer Trader

    St. Bernardus Christmas ale seems like a perfect fit for what you are looking for. You won't be disappointed.
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  9. Vivs85

    Vivs85 Savant (470) New York Nov 29, 2012 Beer Trader

    Yes the BCBS is in 4 packs... not sure about the coffee, you're probably right
  10. wunderbeer

    wunderbeer Aficionado (245) Pennsylvania Mar 11, 2008 Beer Trader

    Avec Les Bons Voeux is my Christmas eve tradition.
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  11. nebula1999

    nebula1999 Savant (460) Connecticut Jul 29, 2006

    Get a bottle of "Samichlaus" . A single will cost you about $7, a 4 pack around $25. 14% abv will do the trick. It's my yearly go-to Christmas Eve Leg of Lamb Dinner beer. You won't be disappointed.

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  12. DogfishJoe

    DogfishJoe Advocate (515) Ohio Feb 14, 2010 Beer Trader

    I'm gonna grab a bottle of 5 golden rings an also their is a mikeller beer that is in a huge wine bottle covered in white an red snowflakes that I wanna try.
  13. bosco123

    bosco123 Aficionado (150) Oregon May 26, 2008

    Mother of all Storms might be nice,but Doggie Claws is my go to Christmas present for myself. Brown Shugga goes well with the cinnamon rolls in the morning..or a nice Vanilla something like Creme Brulee or Mowgli from Caldera.I could go on...
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  14. WickedGoodBBQ

    WickedGoodBBQ Aficionado (160) Massachusetts Mar 8, 2012 Beer Trader

    Plan on tucking into some of these over the next few days, Merry Christmas

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  15. Had Boom Island YULE 2012 last night. Pretty darn good Belgian.
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  16. davesway10

    davesway10 Advocate (545) Iowa Jan 23, 2010 Beer Trader

    Think I'll dig out a St Bernardus Christmas, Hardywood Gingerbread Stout, Mother Earth Silent Night and finish with a Troegs Mad Elf. If I'm still drinking after that then anything goes.
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  17. I don’t have anything special lying around & probably won’t get down a specialty store. I figure I will open one of my Fou’ Foune’s & grab some Rochefort 10 or Orval depending on what the supermarket has.
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  18. gestyr

    gestyr Savant (345) Pennsylvania Dec 5, 2005

    My BIL, on the advice of my wyfe, gave me a great Christmas present : a six pack of Troegs Mad Elf.
  19. 3SH33TS

    3SH33TS Savant (485) California Dec 21, 2010 Beer Trader

    Probably play it safe with a Bernardus Christmas and a 2008 Fullers Vintage, and maybe a Stille Nacht.

    Was really disappointed with 5 Golden Rings and that Sam Adams Hardywood imposter... also cracked a bottle of 4 Calling Birds with 1 year on it, and it was quite good.
  20. ford0626

    ford0626 Savant (305) Washington Oct 5, 2010 Beer Trader

    Who would you like to see...


    EDDIE! !
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  21. ford0626

    ford0626 Savant (305) Washington Oct 5, 2010 Beer Trader

    Oh ya.... beer discussion, not MAIDEN

    get some alpha clause, or Black Tuesday
  22. Derranged

    Derranged Advocate (545) New York Mar 7, 2010

    Got to try Fegley's Rude Elf's Reserve, the one classified as an "Herb Spiced Beer" according to beeradvocate, not the one classified as a "Belgian Strong Dark Ale"

    Meh.. Not great. But not bad either. Its more or less a Belgian Strong Dark just with a little extra nutmeg and cinnamon added to it.
  23. For Christmas of 2010 my sister got me a case of Old Horizontal. While I smashed out most of it within a month or so, I did save three bottles. I drank one last year, I'm drinking one tonight, and the last one next Christmas. I'm really amped to see what OH with two years on it tastes like later tonight. :)
  24. csurowiec

    csurowiec Savant (435) Maryland Mar 7, 2010 Verified

    Hosting both of my parents and their significant others for dinner. I have a few things lined up for tasting as dinner cooks tonite.
    La fin du monde
    Goose island Christmas
    Duclaw devils milk
    Goose island Matilda
    Sierra Nevada narwhal
    My father said "oh great a tasting will be fun I'll bring some good stuff" he showed up last night with
    Thomas hardy 1990
    Thomas hardy 1993
    DFH raison de extra. 2007
    And a handful of readily available things from Ommegang and Samuel Smiths

    Now my contribution feels grossly inadequate.
    I am pretty excited for dinner tonite. Never had the DFH and haven't had Thomas Hardy since the 1990s
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  25. HarriAle

    HarriAle Aficionado (210) Kentucky Oct 26, 2012 Beer Trader

    Santa! Santa! Santa! Hours before jolly ol St. Nick comes tumbling down the tube, myself and the rest of the elves will be tasting -- among other brews -- Surly Smoke, Surly Abrasive, Dogfish Head Hellhound, Bell's Eccentric Ale and Indeed Brewing Old Friend Holiday Ale.
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  26. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poobah (1,035) New Jersey Jun 3, 2004 Beer Trader

    Definitely sharing a few beers with loved ones this year, and I'm really looking forward to it-
    First of all, special thanks to BA zipper8650 who generously sent me the Stone beers because of a mention on another thread. I'm sure my wife and mom will go nuts for the Mint Chocolate, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to bring one with me.

    Over Thanksgiving my brother went nuts for the BCBS so I saved this last one for him. Same with my mom and the DDBA. As to the Peche, well, they all enjoy it and sometimes you gotta take off your beer geek hat and enjoy something that plain tastes good. Merry Christmas everybody!
  27. ncaudle

    ncaudle Advocate (700) Virginia May 28, 2010 Beer Trader

    starting tonight with a Santas Little Helper then probably moving onto some 12s (Shorts Liberator and Woodmaster, Wake-N-Bake, homebrew imp stout and mango/honey ipa)
  28. BeerThursdays

    BeerThursdays Advocate (625) Delaware Feb 28, 2010 Beer Trader

    Mine have almost nothing to do with Christmas, but I'm bringing a twelve pack to the inlaws. 2 Supplication, 3 Sweet Baby Jesus, 4 Moo Hoo, The Perfect Crime, and 2 Day Time.
  29. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Champion (805) North Carolina Feb 16, 2011 Verified

    Well for Christmas Eve, it looks like my first Mad Elf and possibly a Columbus Brewing Co IPA with the family, then a Alpha Klaus and GLBC Christmas on Christmas Day!
  30. Beertsipper

    Beertsipper Savant (480) New York Nov 18, 2008

    750ml Don De Dieu
    750ml Rare Vos

    All for me while watching hoops.
  31. Bringing 3 mini-verts of '11 and '12 to my friend's Xmas Eve party tonight. Gouden Carolus Noel, Delirium Noel, and St. Bernardus Christmas.
  32. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Advocate (735) Massachusetts Dec 4, 2004 Verified

    Christmas Eve:

    Westvleteren 12 (from a trip to Brussels, not from the gift packs) and a Rochefort 10 for comparison/enjoyment.


    Orval, Celebration Ale, maybe a London Pride, then picking through some Notch Saisons (3.8% abv) for sessioning.
  33. ChickenSandwichCarl

    ChickenSandwichCarl Aficionado (180) Maine Aug 29, 2012 Beer Trader

    Drinking local this year:

    Allagash Fluxus for the main course tonight and some Smuttynose Winter Warmer and fresh Finest Kind for the rest of the evening.

    Allagash Confluence for Christmas dinner and a growler of Oxbow Noel for dessert.
  34. brother_kenneth

    brother_kenneth Advocate (620) Virginia Oct 22, 2012 Beer Trader

    Well, last night included all of the following at an epic dinner/beer tasting:
    • DFH Old School
    • Midnight Sun Arctic Devil
    • Mikeller Spontanframboos
    • GI Madame Rose
    • GI Juliet
    • Bruery Rueuze
    • Bruery Tart of Darkness
    • Alaskan Smoked Porter
    • Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti
    • BCBS
    • Trader Joe's/Unibroue Vintage Ale
    • Narwhal
    • DFH My Antonia
    • Plus a couple homebrews.
    Today has included/will include the following:
    • Wake n Bake
    • Narwhal
    • Hardywood Park Gingerbread Stout
    God only knows what I will get into tomorrow!
  35. switzer

    switzer Savant (330) Oregon Jan 18, 2012

    Good post and good responses. Our Christmas lineup, in order:

    Southern tier mokah
    Brown shugga -z wife's fav
    Pliny and Hop stoopid and Double jack, side by side by side
    Deschutes hop henge
    Great divide ruffian
    Adam cherry
    Some nice Oregon Pinot for dinner, most likely Ponzi reserve 2009
    Finish it off with some 11 abyss

    All shared, of course
  36. Hatzilla

    Hatzilla Savant (360) California Jul 25, 2008 Verified

    Where did you find it?
  37. mikehblack

    mikehblack Savant (295) California Feb 10, 2010 Beer Trader

    Ledger's in Berkeley got in several cases. They came in way earlier than they expected.
  38. Hatzilla

    Hatzilla Savant (360) California Jul 25, 2008 Verified

    Thanks. I am looking forward to a fresh one and adding more to the cellar!
  39. Hatzilla

    Hatzilla Savant (360) California Jul 25, 2008 Verified

    Brown Shugga
    St. Bernardus Christmas
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  40. buddha5050

    buddha5050 Savant (370) Michigan Sep 27, 2012

    I would go with a 750 of Delirium Noel nice beer, just had one myself ;)
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