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Sought after holiday releases

Discussion in 'US - South' started by Dolfan907, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. Dolfan907

    Dolfan907 Savant (325) Louisiana Oct 2, 2012

    Ok so i'm very new to the beer community (as of the middle of september, started drinking things other than corona). anyway, i luckily found out about Saint Arnold Pumpkinator just in time that i was able to snatch one.

    My question is are there any other holiday releases that are regarded highly that i should prepare for/ keep an eye out for? I am in Baton Rouge, LA if that helps you narrow down your suggestions in any way
     
  2. Nola seasonals
     
  3. Tilley4

    Tilley4 Advocate (520) Tennessee Nov 13, 2007

    It wont be long before we'll start seeing Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale... that's a must buy...
     
  4. Brent

    Brent Advocate (565) Kentucky Mar 2, 2001

    As well as Anchor's Our Special Ale. They tweak the recipie each year. Sometimes challenging, always interesting.
     
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  5. Add southern tiers Krampus to this...I was pretty upset when I couldn't find one last year. I saw it this past weekend but didnt pick one up. Might regret this in a month or two.
     
  6. acevenom

    acevenom Advocate (545) Louisiana Oct 7, 2011

    Each of these are good suggestions. I would also recommend picking up the Samuel Adams Winter Classics. It really won't be long before we start seeing Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout. Sierra Nevada Narwhal is a solid imperial stout that was just released in this area.
     
  7. Dolfan907

    Dolfan907 Savant (325) Louisiana Oct 2, 2012

    Awesome, thanks for all of the suggestions guys, looking forward to hearing more. i only really buy singles, so the above will only last me a day or two
     
  8. Casedogg43

    Casedogg43 Savant (490) Indiana Jan 4, 2012

    Get to the Cove and see what they are getting in.
    One hell of a selection there!
     
  9. joshclauss

    joshclauss Savant (305) Colorado Oct 31, 2010

    Lagunitas SUCKS. Colorado missed out last year due to distro issues. Not this year, mon frere.
     
  10. JamesMN

    JamesMN Savant (370) Minnesota Jul 12, 2012

    I've seen Krampus around as early as a month ago in a store near me. Is it an early release or are they leftover from last years batch? I've never had it. Worried it was old so I didn't buy it.
     
  11. 806Polarbeer

    806Polarbeer Disciple (70) Texas Oct 18, 2012

    I second the Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout. we Just got it in and i picked up two four packs today. You probably can't buy it in singles but it is worth paying $8 bucks for the four-pack
     
  12. pitweasel

    pitweasel Advocate (545) New York Jun 11, 2007

    For clarification (since the OP is relatively new): SUCKS is the name of the beer. Lagunitas does not, in fact, suck.
     
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  13. Tilley4

    Tilley4 Advocate (520) Tennessee Nov 13, 2007

    Man, that seems early to be seeing this beer! I ain't complaining though as I often find myself wishing I'd bought more around mid summer as its always gone from my fridge. I want to cellar this stuff but I just can't stay away from it!
     

  14. That I do not know, Im sure it varies from place to place I was in NY last weekend and saw it so it could just be out early.
     
  15. Celebration always
    Anchor OSA 2012
    Any Belgian Christmas Ale
    Any other Christmas/Winter I have never tried before
     
  16. CellarGimp

    CellarGimp Savant (475) Missouri Sep 14, 2011

    "Welcome to the party, pal."

    Try everything.
     

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