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Beers For Christmas

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

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  1. Brianhophead

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

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

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    Last year my brother and law and myself shared expedition stout and St. Bernardus Christmas Ale!
     
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    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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    Its Christmas Dude...............Yes you need to buy Christmas Beer!
     
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    Firestone Walker 16th Anniversary or The Bruery Fruet
     
  10. Ghostofthewoods

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

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

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  15. Vivs85

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    Sorry... 4 pack... drinking a sculpin, watching a movie, and typing... getting distracted
     
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    Or 4 packs, thought the Coffee was only in bombers....????
     
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    nah... I have seen it in 4's... and bombers. maybe not common though.
     
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    Grab a sixer for $10 (Celebration comes to mind) and donate the other $10 to a local charity. Everyone wins.
     
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    Who makes Celebration?
     
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    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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    I'm hoping to pick up some Karbach Frageelay... it's their Yule Shoot Your Eye Out Christmas seasonal..aged in Bourbon barrels...
     
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    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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    Thinking Belgian all the way will get back to you on exactly which one next week
    Same bat time same bat channel
     
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    All Belgian Winter Ale fest 12/15/12
    Will be EPIC !!!
     
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    It's pretty good. Had it on tap at Flying Saucer Wednesday. Enjoy!
     
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    My vote is a magnum of Anchor OSA. Right around $16 a bottle.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    I picked up this past April a 3L 2010 Anchor Our Special Christmas for this year. I can't wait. I loved the 2010!
     
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    Definitely some Doggie Claws!
     
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    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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    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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    Hill Farmstead twilight of the idols. Best vanilla porter ever.
     
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    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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