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Beers For Christmas

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

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  1. Brianhophead

    Brianhophead May 16, 2007 Alberta (Canada)

    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 Feb 24, 2011 Wyoming

    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 Jul 13, 2009 Kentucky

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

    bluejacket74 Jul 4, 2005 Ohio

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

    Ryan2BSU Mar 16, 2012 Indiana

    Last year my brother and law and myself shared expedition stout and St. Bernardus Christmas Ale!
    Jules11788 likes this.
  6. canucklehead

    canucklehead Mar 7, 2003 British Columbia (Canada)

    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 .
    WankelEngine, Hornet2003 and TicoCali like this.
  7. Nitro-Boy

    Nitro-Boy Nov 17, 2012 Illinois

    Its Christmas Dude...............Yes you need to buy Christmas Beer!

    PABSTMASTER Feb 23, 2009 Pennsylvania

  9. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Firestone Walker 16th Anniversary or The Bruery Fruet
  10. Ghostofthewoods

    Ghostofthewoods Dec 8, 2012 New Jersey

    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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  11. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish May 11, 2012 Missouri
    Beer Trader

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

    Vivs85 Nov 29, 2012 New York
    Beer Trader

    pick up a 6 of Goose Island bourbon county coffee stout. It'll run you about $24... but extremely worth it.
    Ghostofthewoods and fujindemon74 like this.
  13. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish May 11, 2012 Missouri
    Beer Trader

    They have BCBCS in sixers?
  14. herrburgess

    herrburgess Nov 4, 2009 South Carolina
    Beer Trader

    I'll be here...Prost!

  15. Vivs85

    Vivs85 Nov 29, 2012 New York
    Beer Trader

    Sorry... 4 pack... drinking a sculpin, watching a movie, and typing... getting distracted
    lsummers likes this.
  16. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish May 11, 2012 Missouri
    Beer Trader

    Or 4 packs, thought the Coffee was only in bombers....????
    mikeburd1128 likes this.
  17. Vivs85

    Vivs85 Nov 29, 2012 New York
    Beer Trader

    nah... I have seen it in 4's... and bombers. maybe not common though.
  18. Providence

    Providence Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Grab a sixer for $10 (Celebration comes to mind) and donate the other $10 to a local charity. Everyone wins.
  19. matthaslaservision

    matthaslaservision Aug 18, 2012 British Columbia (Canada)

  20. Brianhophead

    Brianhophead May 16, 2007 Alberta (Canada)

    Who makes Celebration?
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  21. codasnap52

    codasnap52 Jan 24, 2008 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    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.
    WassailWilly likes this.
  22. Ford

    Ford Sep 8, 2012 Texas
    Beer Trader

    I'm hoping to pick up some Karbach Frageelay... it's their Yule Shoot Your Eye Out Christmas seasonal..aged in Bourbon barrels...
  23. BeerImmediately

    BeerImmediately Feb 2, 2006 Pennsylvania

    Sierra Nevada
  24. BeerImmediately

    BeerImmediately Feb 2, 2006 Pennsylvania

    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.
    MegC likes this.
  25. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Sep 8, 2007 New York

    Thinking Belgian all the way will get back to you on exactly which one next week
    Same bat time same bat channel
  26. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Sep 8, 2007 New York

    All Belgian Winter Ale fest 12/15/12
    Will be EPIC !!!
  27. FlyingKelly

    FlyingKelly Nov 28, 2012 Texas

    It's pretty good. Had it on tap at Flying Saucer Wednesday. Enjoy!
  28. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Mar 18, 2010 California

    My vote is a magnum of Anchor OSA. Right around $16 a bottle.
  29. Ghostofthewoods

    Ghostofthewoods Dec 8, 2012 New Jersey

    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.
  30. Dougger

    Dougger Dec 8, 2012 Michigan

    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.
  31. masterofsparks

    masterofsparks Nov 15, 2009 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    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.

  32. RTrain12

    RTrain12 Feb 6, 2010 Illinois

  33. korguy123

    korguy123 May 17, 2008 Ontario (Canada)

    I picked up this past April a 3L 2010 Anchor Our Special Christmas for this year. I can't wait. I loved the 2010!
  34. onefalsemove711

    onefalsemove711 Jul 20, 2011 California

    Definitely some Doggie Claws!
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  35. xnicknj

    xnicknj May 25, 2009 Pennsylvania

    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.
  36. winbassett

    winbassett Sep 10, 2010 North Carolina

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  37. CircusBoy

    CircusBoy Mar 10, 2008 Ohio

    You might be disappointed no matter how much you spend; sometimes you need to spend a few extra bucks just to find out.
    musicman7070 and Dougger like this.
  38. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    Hill Farmstead twilight of the idols. Best vanilla porter ever.
    cpjtr9559 likes this.
  39. Goosey

    Goosey Jan 18, 2012 Missouri

    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.
    2beerdogs and korguy123 like this.
  40. Providence

    Providence Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Sierra Nevada
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