Holiday Beers You Wait for Every Year?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by MerryTapster, Dec 10, 2016.

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  1. MerryTapster

    MerryTapster Mar 6, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Mine are Mad Elf, Xocoveza and Celebration.

    What are yours people? Let's here it.
     
  2. Czequershuus

    Czequershuus Feb 7, 2014 Minnesota
    Society

    Anchor Our Special Ale. It a must have.
     
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  3. utopiajane

    utopiajane Jun 11, 2013 New York

    I like sam smiths winter welcome!
     
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  4. woodchipper

    woodchipper Oct 25, 2005 Connecticut
    Society Trader

    Founders Breakfast Oatmeal Stout
    Xocoveza
    Celebration
    pretty much in that order.
     
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  5. teromous

    teromous Mar 21, 2010 Virginia
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    Anchor Christmas Ale, St. Bernardus Christmas Ale, Sierra Nevada's Celebration, and I might pick up a Scaldis Noel. I try to pick up Abita Christmas Ale when I can find it. I usually look forward to the winter mix packs like Sierra Nevada's Snowpack too.
     
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  6. MacMalt

    MacMalt Jan 28, 2015 New Jersey
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    Mad Elf, St. Bernardus, Corsondonk, and Delirium Noel.
     
  7. jon432

    jon432 Mar 30, 2014 Maryland

    i would say celebration, mad elf, and xocoveza to start. i also like the series by the bruery, which this year is 9 ladies dancing.
     
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  8. Squire

    Squire Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    Spaten Optimator which shows up this time each year and sells for $7.49 a six pack. Don't know why it's not priced higher and I'm not gonna ask.
     
  9. CJNAPS

    CJNAPS Nov 3, 2013 California

    Sierra Nevada's Snowpack
    Sierra Nevada Celebration
    Stone Xocoveza
    Anchor Christmas Ale
     
  10. drtth

    drtth Nov 25, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Mad Elf, Corsendonk Christmas, Avec les Bons Voeux
     
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  11. NickSMpls

    NickSMpls Nov 11, 2012 Washington
    Society Trader

    Sierra Nevada Celebration
    Schell's Snowstorm
    Great Divide Hibernation
     
  12. DerelictPI

    DerelictPI Dec 26, 2010 New York

    Mad Elf
    Samichlaus (2014 is still on the shelf year, nothing newer)
    St Bernardus (which we unfortunately didn't get this year)
    Celebration
    Great Lake's Christmas Ale
    Adoration (BA this year!!!!)
     
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  13. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Aug 17, 2013 California
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    Holiday beers or beers released near the holidays? I love Xocoveza, but there are so many great beers released at this time of year. Bourbon County, Pugachev's Cobra, Bruery days of Christmas release.
     
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  14. Barnoloid

    Barnoloid Jan 3, 2015 Illinois

    A sixer each of the below usually does me well enough for the holiday season, for seasonal focused ales:

    Celebration
    Revolution Fistmas
    Jubelale

    Tend to have a pint of two of Great Lakes Christmas Ale but typically not much more than that as it is so rich
     
  15. MerryTapster

    MerryTapster Mar 6, 2010 Pennsylvania

    I forgot about Avec Les Bon Voeux. I love anything Brasierrie Dupont makes.
     
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  16. ebin6

    ebin6 Jun 11, 2009 California

    The Bruery 12 Days of Christmas beers
     
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  17. utopiajane

    utopiajane Jun 11, 2013 New York

    I'll betcha that 2014 samichlaus is a lovely thing =)
     
  18. readyski

    readyski Jun 4, 2005 California
    Society Trader

    Used to be just Anchor Our Special and Celebration but added St Bernardus and now Xocoveza
     
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  19. loebrygg

    loebrygg Jun 4, 2016 Norway
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    Mikkeller Hoppy (Happy) Lovin’ Christmas
    Mikkeller Til Fra Via
    Nøgne Ø God Jul
    Nøgne Ø Sunturnbrew
     
  20. eldoctorador

    eldoctorador Dec 12, 2014 Chile

    Winter Lager
     
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  21. MostlyNorwegian

    MostlyNorwegian Feb 5, 2013 Illinois

    I went a little overboard at home this year and made three of them.
     
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  22. Lurchus

    Lurchus Jan 19, 2014 Germany

    n'ice chouffe- but most of the time, I put some in the cellar and enjoy old ones from my cellar during the christmas days. This one that ages very nicely.
     
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  23. Giovannilucano

    Giovannilucano Feb 24, 2011 New Jersey

    Of course I love Celebration and yes I am sorry to marvel at this, but this year I found Celebration that was dated within a month of when I bough it! Wow! So it is possible to get fresh beer in this state!

    I did have a co-worker go to Grand Teton Brewing and snag me a bottle of their Coming Home which I am excited to try!
     
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  24. Hefekopf

    Hefekopf Apr 7, 2016 Missouri

    Just started building my seasonal beer schedule this year, and this December I got Schlafly Christmas Ale, which is godly, Shiner Holiday Cheer, which was a mistake, and then after trying it at my local bar, I absolutely had to go out and get Sierra Nevada Celebration. I also got a pick six pack with various things in it including Abita Christmas, New Belgium Accumulation, and some stouts and things. I still can't believe Celebration works as a holiday beer; apparently caramel malts and that deep red color are all it takes.
     
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  25. Yellowlt4

    Yellowlt4 Sep 21, 2016 Texas

    Lakewood - Bourbon Barrel Temptress.
     
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  26. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Sep 3, 2008 California
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    After lots of Celebration, some Xocoveza and FBS are a nice change of pace with the occasional Double Bastard.
     
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  27. TriggerFingers

    TriggerFingers Apr 29, 2012 California

    Celebration and Xocoveza.

    If the Arrogant Bastard 4 pack returns....then add Oaked Arrogant Bastard to the list! I have been wanting it since last Christmas!
     
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  28. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Sep 3, 2008 California
    Society Trader

    So wish that was still a consistent offering!
     
  29. TriggerFingers

    TriggerFingers Apr 29, 2012 California

    It was the star of the Bastard Box for sure!
     
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  30. DoctorZombies

    DoctorZombies Feb 1, 2015 Florida
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    I was looking forward to the Xocoveza, and Westbrook's Annversary release!
     
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  31. HorseheadsHophead

    HorseheadsHophead Sep 15, 2014 Colorado
    Society

    Does any fall or winter seasonal count as a holiday beer?
     
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  32. Ipaupaweallpa

    Ipaupaweallpa Dec 26, 2014 Alabama

    Enjoy by 4-20
     
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  33. bbtkd

    bbtkd Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
    Society Trader

    Sam Adams Merrymaker Gingerbread Stout. First had it last year, not available this year. I'm not really a fan of gingerbread cookies or Sam Adams, but love this beer.

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  34. JouerAvecLeFeu

    JouerAvecLeFeu Apr 17, 2015 Washington
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    Deschutes Abyss
     
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  35. nick0417

    nick0417 Jun 13, 2014 Illinois

    Sam Adams Merry Maker
    Great River Gingerbread Stout
    St. Bernardus Christmas
    SN Celebration
    GL Christmas
    3 Floyds Alpha Klaus
    Deschuetes Jubelale
     
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  36. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Jun 10, 2016 Arizona

    1. SN Celebration.
    2. Anchor Christmas Beer
    3. Stone Xocoveza
     
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  37. jparizo

    jparizo Jan 16, 2011 Indiana

    Alpha Klaus always makes me happy. Wasn't going to buy it this year, because I've been protesting bombers for some time. However, this discussion was my tipping point.
    After I drink that, will have a Xocoveza for dessert.
    Merry Merry.
     
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  38. hopsputin

    hopsputin Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey
    Society

    Deschutes Jubelale
    Deschutes Abyss
    SN Celebration
    Troegs Mad Elf
    Great Divide Hibernation
    Old Fezziwig! :slight_smile:
     
  39. MerryTapster

    MerryTapster Mar 6, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Old Fezzi hold a place in my heart as well
     
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  40. JFresh21

    JFresh21 Mar 6, 2012 Illinois
    Trader

    I really like Christmas Bomb! but will not be buying at $10.99 a bottle this year. Bah Humbug
     
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