Eggnog Inspired Beers

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by TheBrewsky, Nov 30, 2018.

  1. TheBrewsky

    TheBrewsky Meyvn (1,178) Apr 23, 2017 California
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    Title pretty much says it all. It's that time of the year where eggnog is stocked in local grocery store fridges. As a fan of the stuff myself, I was wondering if there are any beers that are made with eggnog or has eggnog infused somehow. In the time of milkshake NEIPAs and pastry stouts, I wouldn't think it unlikely.
  2. Lahey

    Lahey Disciple (386) Nov 12, 2016 Michigan

    Search eggnog in the BA beer search and I bet you find all kinds of disgusting beers. Btw, I like eggnog. Eggnog beer sounds horrid, like vomiting in reverse.
  3. TheBrewsky

    TheBrewsky Meyvn (1,178) Apr 23, 2017 California
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    To each their own I suppose. I think an eggnog inspired stout would be great. I'll try the search as you mention, thanks.
  4. TheGent

    TheGent Poo-Bah (1,706) Jun 29, 2010 New Jersey
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    Whatever you do don’t waste your money on Evil Twin Eggnog IPA. Like you, I love eggnog. Consider this post a PSA.

    If you find one that hits the spot I look forward to you comments.
  5. Lahey

    Lahey Disciple (386) Nov 12, 2016 Michigan

    A stout may be ok, probably would be a little too sweet for me. Apologies for seeming so revolted. I've heard of a couple strange styles using eggnog, those came to mind first for some reason. (Like the IPA mentioned by the gent above)
  6. Ffenski

    Ffenski Disciple (398) Apr 24, 2008 Ohio

    I think a quality egg nog stout/porter would be fantastic. The flavors are already out there- vanilla, cream, cinnamon, nutmeg. If you can deal with a pumpkin beer you will love an egg nog beer. Don't let the "egg" in egg nog turn you off, a lot of egg nog today has no egg. However, keep it with the sweeter, malt-forward beers and away from anything with the letters IPA!
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  7. Lahey

    Lahey Disciple (386) Nov 12, 2016 Michigan

    Great point. My mind combines egg with beer and comes up with rancid farts. Didn't think about just adding the other flavors in. I was thinking about it all wrong.

    Haven't had it in a while, but maybe adding the right spices to southern tiers creme brulee would be a good way to get the flavors he's seeking. That is if another egg nog beer isn't available.
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  8. Steve_Studnuts

    Steve_Studnuts Aspirant (290) Apr 21, 2015 Pennsylvania

    Would much rather have eggnog ice cream.
  9. Ffenski

    Ffenski Disciple (398) Apr 24, 2008 Ohio

    Exactly, it would be very similar to ST Crème Brulee, with a tweak or two. A very worthy dessert beer.
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  10. Justonemore91

    Justonemore91 Aspirant (216) Nov 24, 2018 New York
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    Had the evil twin eggnog ipa last year and it was a drain pour... All gimmick all barf.. Just threw up in my mouth just thinking about it
  11. papposilenus

    papposilenus Meyvn (1,133) Jun 21, 2014 New Hampshire

    I came here to say 'what d'ya want, egg in yer beer?' but I wasn't sure if anyone would get it.
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  12. rudiecantfail

    rudiecantfail Zealot (560) Aug 9, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Eggnog beer would be a hard pass for me. But that's why Baskin Robbins has 31 flavors. Something for everyone.
  13. AndyBrewsBeer

    AndyBrewsBeer Initiate (87) May 6, 2015 California

    In my opinion, egg nog and bourbon is a great combo. I still like to taste the bourbon, so about 4:1 is the sweet spot.
  14. surfcaster

    surfcaster Crusader (799) Apr 20, 2013 North Carolina
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    Square pegging beer everywhere it was not meant to be................
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  15. doobiedodirty

    doobiedodirty Initiate (74) Oct 22, 2010 Virginia

  16. raynmoon

    raynmoon Crusader (787) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado

    beer + eggs + milk + spice = vomit
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  17. MistaRyte

    MistaRyte Devotee (471) Jan 14, 2008 Virginia

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  18. Giantspace

    Giantspace Crusader (700) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Martians kidnap Santa or something of that sort

    It’s local here not sure it gets sent too far. I had one as a gift and did not hate it but would not buy another.

    Not sure what eggnog taste like but I got marshmallow and vanilla in this beer

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  19. Lahey

    Lahey Disciple (386) Nov 12, 2016 Michigan

    My head just exploded. Get out and get a little jug of eggnog man! It's delicious, like dessert in a glass.
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  20. NYRunner

    NYRunner Initiate (46) Nov 5, 2018 New York

    I'm not familiar with beer made from eggnog, but some stouts have lactose added, and there are all sorts of spiced beers this time of year. Personally though, I'd rather have my egg nog without hops and malt. Happy holidays!!
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  21. Ranbot

    Ranbot Champion (855) Nov 27, 2006 Pennsylvania

    Getting egg nog like flavor and texture into a beer requires so many concessions and substitutions that it's not worth it, IMO... Bitter hops, carbonation/no carbonation, different sugars, cream texture... these things don't translate well between egg nog and beer. If alcohol is desired, I can't imagine any beery attempt at egg nog being better than adding a shot or two of bourbon to egg nog as has been done for years for good reason. But craft brewers try to do everything, whether they should or not, so by all means go find yourself some egg nog beer if that's what you want.

    Yeah if you haven't had egg nog, you should try it at least once (assuming you don't have any deadly allergies). Egg nog is a Christmas tradition for many people, so it's very easy to find this time of year. You can get it in a little pint-sized carton/bottle, no big loss if you don't like it.The sweetness stands up well to adding bourbon/whisky. A 50-50 mix with milk cuts the sweetness/thickness too. Some people add it to their coffee.
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  22. Giantspace

    Giantspace Crusader (700) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Just looks horrible. I have had a glass of it but could not get it in my mouth. I dont Drink milk either. I have had milk many times as a kid but don’t like it. I will tip a splash in coffee.

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  23. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,574) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Maybe you could do a DIY thing- they still make those Carnation milk flavoring packets, don't they? The variety pack where one of the flavors (alongside chocolate, vanilla, strawberry...) is Egg Nog...anybody?

    Nah- even if they still made them, it would be a horrible thing to add to beer :sunglasses::wink:. Me, I'll stick to the real thing, too; I'm an equal opportunity drinker.
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  24. Lahey

    Lahey Disciple (386) Nov 12, 2016 Michigan

    That's fair. It is a thick drink, but quite a bit different than milk. More like thin pudding (not sure that sounds much more appetizing haha) would probably go great in coffee!
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  25. donspublic

    donspublic Poo-Bah (1,682) Aug 4, 2014 Texas
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    Take a carton of eggnog and pour it in a mixing bowl. Mix in some brandy and nutmeg to taste. Add this to smaller containers in the freezer, or pour into ice cube trays and let freeze. When ready to have some, pop the cubes out into a blender, bullet or food processor and work until slushy. Best shit in the world. Chase it with a nice stout.
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  26. Zorro

    Zorro Poo-Bah (4,399) Dec 25, 2003 California

    A Brandy Barrel eggnog spiced milk stout.

    They make it I will buy it.
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  27. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Champion (848) Apr 21, 2014 Ontario (Canada)

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  28. ichorNet

    ichorNet Meyvn (1,021) Mar 16, 2010 Massachusetts

    Evil Twin Eggnog IPA. I thought it was very successful given what they were going for, but mileage is apparently very variable.
  29. beersgud

    beersgud Devotee (402) Jan 31, 2014 Kansas
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    I like the idea of an eggnog stout, but I just don’t see anyone ever making one that tastes as good as a shot of bourbon in a glass of eggnog.
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  30. Dan_K

    Dan_K Zealot (501) Nov 8, 2013 Colorado

    Weldwerks made an eggnog barleywine. It had pasteurized egg yoke in it, in the amount of about 1 yolk per 16oz can.

    It was... decent. The egg aroma was off-putting to me. But it was smooth, creamy, and rich, with just the right spices.
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  31. TheBrewsky

    TheBrewsky Meyvn (1,178) Apr 23, 2017 California
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    Right there with ya
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  32. TheBrewsky

    TheBrewsky Meyvn (1,178) Apr 23, 2017 California
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  33. TheBrewsky

    TheBrewsky Meyvn (1,178) Apr 23, 2017 California
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    Sounds awesome. Thanks for this, I will definitely give this a try.
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  34. TheBrewsky

    TheBrewsky Meyvn (1,178) Apr 23, 2017 California
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  35. TheBrewsky

    TheBrewsky Meyvn (1,178) Apr 23, 2017 California
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    Thanks for all the great responses everybody. I can see why eggnog in a beer wouldn't be desirable for most, but I think it would be a neat adjunct around this time of year.
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  36. surfcaster

    surfcaster Crusader (799) Apr 20, 2013 North Carolina
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    Local creamery does quarts of "real" egg nog>>your 4:1 is spot on.

    And their custard--makes you feel like are a kid again.
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