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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Armymanis, Dec 4, 2014.
Gotta love Great Lakes.
This year I have some Founder's Breakfast Stout stashed away for Christmas morning. In past years, sometimes I had New Holland Dragon's Milk. Strong sweet brews are nice for Christmas day.
Love Scaldis Noel Premium. An old standby. We will be opening an '07 bottle this Christmas.
Lagunitas Brown Shugga and Sweetwater Festive Ale.
Great Divide Hibernation and Ommegang Adoration are both delicious.
Black Christmas; half Brooklyn BCS, half Great Lakes Christmas Ale.
Old Fezziwig for sure! And adoration as well
3 Floyd's Alpha Klaus and Lagunitas Brown Shiugga. Honorable mention goes to Schlafly's Christmas Ale, it's come to Chicagoland for the first time. It's really good.
Crooked River's Yule Tide is really good - kind of like it better than GLBC Christmas Ale
Anchor, hands down.
Also like Troegs new one, Blizzard of Hops. Celebration is always a good choice.
Very much dislike Schlafly's Christmas Ale.
Mad Elf is my go to but Port's Santa's Little Helper is excellent as well.
Just had this for the first time and it is at least in my top 3 xmas beers, if not number 1.
3 floyds alfa Klaus is pretty good.
Berentsens Stelliger Divum with some years on it's back
Jolly Pumpkin - Noel de Calabaza
Revolution - Fistmas
Sierra Nevada - Celebration
Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg - Samichlaus
Mad Elf by a lot. GL Christmas Ale is second.
As a seasonal it has to Celebration. I feel there is no better beer for the money. I think I am already on my second case this year.
As for Christmas day itself I will have a big stout if it is cold. If I can it will be a Victory at Sea growler.
Great Lakes, but I like it some years more than others.
I really don't have a favorite, but maybe I do since I always seek out to get a bottle of the Anchor Christmas Ale.
So I guess that's a favorite I always look forward to.
Another for Anchor OSA. Sure there are better beers, but Christmas is all about the traditions for me.
St. Bernardus Christmas Ale. Hard to beat but there are plenty I haven't tried yet ... I better get busy.
Like some other, GLBC Christmas Ale is a staple, but for me Thirsty Dog's 12 Dogs of Christmas is just a bit better (and seems to be more consistent to my liking from year to year).
I've long been a fan of Celebration but my new favorite is Angels with Filthy Souls!
My tradition is to sip a bottle of Samichlaus (Classic) on Christmas Eve. In general during the holiday season I can't get enough Celebration. I used to really enjoy Old Jubilation until Avery stopped distributing to CT.
Harveys is probably my favourite. By and large they tend to be a bit crap here. A had a pint of Orkney Clootie Dumpling last year that was pretty nice for what it was. Best this year so far has been Brewdog Hoppy Cristmas but it's just an IPA, not really what you expect from a winter ale
This one. It makes me feel snug in my bed.
Scaldis Noel, Mad Elf, Barrel-Aged 12 Dogs
Bent River Jingle Java is about the only Christmas beer I'll buy. Usually are not my thing but I know Jingle is my thing and it is local.
Great Lakes Blackout stout
....save the spices for the baking .
Breckenridge Christmas Ale
New Belgium Frambozen
I had my first real meal in 8 weeks tonight. I've been on a weight management program eating/drinking nothing but water, granola bars, powdered soup and shakes. It's worked. I've lost 36 pounds. But I had a Dark Horse 4 Elf with my bbq dinner tonight and I thought I died and went to heaven.
12 dogs. GLBC Christmas ale is a knockoff of the original.
Bell's Christmas Ale.
St. Bernardus Christmas by a mile. Aviator Frostnipper is up there too
St. Bernardus has been a long-time favorite. I might like it better than Abt 12
I am a noob, so I do not have a favorite Christmas beer yet. My current plans are to drink a couple of Pliney the Elder I just found for Christmas. In the meantime, I'll try some of the beers mentioned in this post.
Saw this yesterday in a four pack with a glass for $18. Kicking myself in the a@@ for not buying it- how mean how can you beat that price and what a nifty glass to have.