Beers For Christmas

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

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  1. BobZ

    BobZ Jun 24, 2009 Massachusetts

    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 Dec 4, 2004 Pennsylvania
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    Unibroue 17 Grand Reserve (just a little above $20 but well worth it)
     
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  3. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Oct 2, 2010 New York

    Been meaning to grab one and do a side by side with my '07 Unibroue 17.
     
  4. bluejacket74

    bluejacket74 Jul 4, 2005 Ohio

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

    jzeilinger Dec 4, 2004 Pennsylvania
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    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 Dec 4, 2004 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    (I'm jealous.)
     
  7. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Oct 2, 2010 New York

    I think it's like $17.99 near me.
     
  8. APB

    APB Dec 15, 2012 Nebraska

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

    jzeilinger Dec 4, 2004 Pennsylvania
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    That sounds about right now that you mention it.
     
  10. WagonCircler

    WagonCircler May 15, 2011 New York
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    Sounds good bro
     
  11. airmike

    airmike Apr 12, 2011 Iowa

    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!

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Derranged

    Derranged Mar 7, 2010 New York

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

    GeckoPunk Jul 29, 2012 Connecticut

    [​IMG] :D
     
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  14. whiterabbit

    whiterabbit Jan 24, 2010 Ohio

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


    This...

    Merry Christmas!
     
  15. philbe311

    philbe311 Jan 21, 2008 Pennsylvania
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  16. psnydez86

    psnydez86 Jan 4, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    that was a joke right??? :(
     
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  17. psnydez86

    psnydez86 Jan 4, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    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 Jun 30, 2010 Texas

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

    Only around $17 round these parts.
     
  19. RichD

    RichD Mar 18, 2012 Rhode Island
    Beer Trader

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

    mmikey8 Aug 2, 2012 California
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    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. Brianhophead

    Brianhophead May 16, 2007 Alberta (Canada)

    No it wasn't a joke. I haven't heard of all the beers on the face of the earth yet.
     
  22. psykosis

    psykosis May 21, 2009 Indiana
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    Probably some Shorts Woodmaster or Liberator. Dunno yet...
     
  23. psykosis

    psykosis May 21, 2009 Indiana
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    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 May 9, 2010 Oklahoma

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

    draheim Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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  26. mmikey8

    mmikey8 Aug 2, 2012 California
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    On the right Track!
     
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  27. MarioM

    MarioM Sep 13, 2009 California

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

    Dexterityviking Oct 15, 2012 Wisconsin
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    [​IMG]

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

    afrokaze Jun 12, 2009 Arizona
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    Westy or Rare? That is the question...
     
  30. keithmurray

    keithmurray Oct 7, 2009 New York

    Samiclaus
    St bernardus Christmas
    BCBS
     
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  31. Porkhustle

    Porkhustle Dec 6, 2012

    Whatever someone else likes, ideally
     
  32. Hanzo

    Hanzo Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    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 Sep 21, 2009 Illinois

    [​IMG]
     
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  34. antilite

    antilite Jan 1, 2012 Florida

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

    Treebs Apr 18, 2011 Illinois

    The local boys, Pipeworks, just released Santa vs. Unicorn. Big, hoppy American BW. That'll be my go to Christmas beer.
     
  36. psnydez86

    psnydez86 Jan 4, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Sierra Nevada makes it and it is a fantastic hoppy winter seasonal.
     
  37. mporter13

    mporter13 Jul 13, 2011 Oregon

    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. Jnorton00

    Jnorton00 Apr 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    Were they next to the Rare that's still sitting on the shelf?
     
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  39. michael_king

    michael_king Dec 18, 2012 Virginia

    Hardywood Park Gingerbread Stout & GBS
     
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  40. DanK4

    DanK4 Jan 17, 2012 Maine

    Haha, hand pumped cream stouts...
     
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