Your 2013 Christmas beer line-up plans/results

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  1. BayouBengal1537

    BayouBengal1537 Initiate (0) Mar 7, 2009 Louisiana

    I believe I'm going to have Parish Brewing's Grand Reserve 2013. There's big hype on this one in Louisiana, and I can't wait to try this one.
  2. Will_Edgar

    Will_Edgar Initiate (0) Oct 23, 2013 Iowa

    A little late post but here's my lineup for the holidays!
  3. NCalement

    NCalement Initiate (0) Dec 7, 2013 North Carolina

    So I was very fortunate this holiday by having three consecutive days off. That being said I took upon myself to clear out the cellar and beer fridge a bit and share some bottles with friends. Here's what I had. What did you pop open?

    BCBS- Good as always
    BCBCS- A little too sweet for me, give it time IMO
    Rueuze- Great sour, not quite a Belgian lambic, but good.
    CR Wake n' Bake- What a great beer, hope to see more like this from Terrapin
    Backwoods Bastard- Great as always
    Abaraxas- One of the best beers, new to me, that I've tried all year
    Lakefront Brewery Black Friday- Solid black ale
    Windowsill- Holy sour, my mouth is still watering
    Santa's Little Helper 2012 (Mikkeler)- A little muted after a year
    BA Deliverance- Great ale with quite the kick
    Sam Adams Utopias 10th anniversary- Do I really need to say anything
    NODA Jam Session cans- Had to have something sessionable to drink. This was a great local option.
    Beatification B6- This is one of my favorite beers and I was not let down by this batch soooo good.

    I was impressed with what we drank and it made for a wonderful holiday. Thanks for sharing.
  4. Wolfhead

    Wolfhead Initiate (0) Sep 1, 2009 Illinois

    Great Lake Christmas Ale, Goose Island 6th Day, Lagunitas Sucks and Plenty of SN Celebration
    And quite a bit of Buffalo Trace...
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  5. braugon

    braugon Initiate (0) Mar 14, 2013 Connecticut

    Dodici 25th
    Old Stock 2011
    Heady Topper
    Bernardus Christmas Ale
  6. jrand2621

    jrand2621 Aspirant (298) Dec 26, 2013 Connecticut

    Nebco Fuzzy Baby Ducks
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  7. LancetherealLeader

    LancetherealLeader Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2013 South Carolina

    Between me and my wife, we had FBS, ST 2XMAS, ST Pumking, COAST Hopart, and Bernardus Christmas Ale.
  8. Wanda

    Wanda Initiate (118) Nov 23, 2006 Tennessee

    Anchor Our Special Ale
    Corsendork Christmas Ale
    Olde Hickory The Event Horizon 2012
    Mother Earth Silent Night 2013

    And Sculpin for the wife...
  9. coldy

    coldy Initiate (0) Sep 16, 2010 Delaware

    Yesterday we had three classics....
    Great Lakes Christmas
    Corsendonk Christmas
    Finished by sharing a 120 minute DFH
  10. cliftoncr

    cliftoncr Initiate (0) Jun 24, 2013 North Carolina

    BCBBW. BCBCS. To the head. While assembling LOTR Legos.
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  11. pourmeadrink

    pourmeadrink Initiate (0) Oct 16, 2013 Minnesota

    Merry Maker (Sam Adams) Oatmeal Stout (Samuel Smith) Celebration (Sierra Nevada) and 2XMAS (Southern Tier)
  12. Mongrel

    Mongrel Crusader (761) Feb 14, 2013 Maryland

    Yesterday did not suck:

    Sam Adams Boston Ale
    Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale
    St. Bernadus Christmas Ale
    Lagunitas Sucks

    And a good bit of Chianti with dinner. Happy holidays, BA.
  13. shredder83

    shredder83 Initiate (0) Feb 21, 2013 Illinois

    Between christmas and christmas eve I opened a few decent ones.

    2013 Bcbs
    2011 & 2012 Brooklyn monster
    pipeworks centennial
    2011 & 2012 Cincinnatus
    GL blackout stout

    I actually picked up the 2011 monster monday night at a local shop that just had it sitting on the shelf collecting dust and aging for me.The 2011 monster was much better than the '12 and the cincinnatus 2012 was great while the 2011 was really disappointing, light in body and boozy.
  14. abkayak

    abkayak Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2013 New York

    I went >HF Everett..HT..Santa’s Helper..BCBS..very happy w/ the day and got a BA mag subscription as a gift along w/ a few bombers
  15. timontheroad

    timontheroad Crusader (764) May 9, 2011 Colorado

    Deschutes Abyss
    SN Celebration
    Ommegang Hennepin
    Affligem Noel
    St Bernardus Christmas Ale
    Boulevard Dark Truth

    'Twas a very Merry Christmas!
  16. Hop-Droppen-Roll

    Hop-Droppen-Roll Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2013 Minnesota

    Woke up and had my first ever Founders Breakfast Stout while playing XBOX and waiting for my wife to wake up. Had my second FBS with the stout glass from the 6 piece beer glass set I received, then an Alaskan IPA (not my favorite IPA, had never had it before [bummed me out, I love ABC]) from the Belgian glass from the 6pc set.
  17. TWStandley

    TWStandley Crusader (762) Jan 15, 2008 Massachusetts

    Had a very wide-range:

    1) Sam Adams Cherry Chocolate Bock - solid beer but I am not a huge cherry flavor fan.
    2) NEBCO Imperial Stout Trooper (2012) - Delicious per usual.
    3) Sam Adams Juniper IPA - meh, didn't thrill me.
    4) Sam Adams Old Fezziwig - love this beer each year.
    5) Cisco Monomoy Kriek (2012) - holy sour...this one was intense...quite good though.
    6) Allagash Tripel - Love this beer.
    7) Firestone Walker Parabola - Night cap...and what a great one. This is easily in my top 5 beers. Delicious.

    Overall a solid beer drinking day.
  18. willbm3

    willbm3 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    Drank wine (too much wine) on Christmas. Christmas Eve I popped Firestone 17 (my first time having an anniversary beer) and finished it with my first Sucks of the season (spectacular as always)
  19. ipas-for-life

    ipas-for-life Aspirant (249) Feb 28, 2012 Virginia

    Backyard Rye
    Evolution Nouveau Rouge
    APA IPA (Homebrew)
  20. Wylde

    Wylde Initiate (0) Oct 9, 2008 Ohio

    North Coast Pranqster and Troegs Mad Elf. Kept it simple this year
  21. rxeight

    rxeight Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2012 Illinois

    Alpha king
    Fat head headhunter
    Neapolitan milk stout
    Stone sublimely self richeous
    Breakfast stout
  22. hey5hitgoose

    hey5hitgoose Initiate (195) Feb 28, 2013 Illinois

    Of course old trusty bcbs, and got ballsy and opened saison du fermier, and apple brandy grande negro
  23. Ieatlambfries

    Ieatlambfries Zealot (581) Dec 5, 2003 New Jersey

    Sam Adams Boston Lager
    Flounder Hill Street Honey Ale
    21st Amendment Back in Black
    Founders Breakfast Stout
    Oskar Blues Ten Fidy
  24. DeviousSpirits

    DeviousSpirits Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2009 Michigan

    BA Old Rasputin, John Henry, Oakes Arrogant Bastard, Double D 2IPA, and a 2011 Trader Joe's Vintage Ale. The Vintage was incredible - huge ginger nose, light and effervescent sipper with some Belgian characteristics. Didn't get to opening the 2012, that'll happen today, though.
  25. SD-Alefan

    SD-Alefan Initiate (0) Dec 12, 2013 South Dakota

    We polished these off Christmas Eve/Christmas Day:
  26. mattdegroat

    mattdegroat Initiate (0) Mar 14, 2008 New York

    ST2XMAS, Maine Beer Co Mean Old Tom, and Allagash White, among others
  27. bccrosley

    bccrosley Initiate (0) Oct 8, 2012 Connecticut

    Founders Breakfast Stout
    Nebco Fuzzy Baby Ducks full growler
    Crooked Stave Hop Savant
    Pipeworks Hey Careful Man There's a Beverage Here
    Nebco Gandhi-bot
    Lagunitas Sucks
    New Glarus Apple Ale
    Long Trail IPA
    Heady Topper

    We hosted 15, it was a long steady day of drinking
  28. Scope4Beer

    Scope4Beer Initiate (139) Sep 28, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Started with a St. Bernardus Christmas Ale, then Troegs Mad Elf, then finished the evening with CCB Forgotten Island. A great day with some great beer.
  29. lakeylake

    lakeylake Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2013 California

    Ninkasi Sleigh'r -- it was okay. seemed like an "indecisive" beer. kinda sweet, kinda bitter, ehhhh.
    St Bernardus Christmas Ale -- very good. sweet, spicy, banana-y.
    Alesmith Yulesmith Winter -- bottled 2 1/2 months ago, it's better when I had it fresher. seemed maltier and grassy. maybe don't save it for Christmas next year.
    Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout -- this was really, really good. it was bottled about a year ago and the coffee was still strong. kinda bummed that it doesn't appear to be on Lagunitas limited release schedule anymore.
  30. hey5hitgoose

    hey5hitgoose Initiate (195) Feb 28, 2013 Illinois

    i love that neopolitan milk stout
  31. jcos

    jcos Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2009 Maryland

    Christmas Eve:

    Sixpoint Winter Warmer(1st taste of it)
    Great Lakes Christmas Ale
    Bells Java Stout
    Lagunitas Sucks
    Sam Adams Lager (from Sam Winter pack I bought to try Fezziwig and Chocolate Bock)

    Strangely, if I am a little bit buzzed, I don't mind a lager to finish the night...also, it's not high abv.
  32. RangnaR

    RangnaR Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 California

    Shouldn't you at least give some credit to Oliver Evans, Jacob Perkins, John Gorrie, and Carl Von Linde? God gets too much credit already at awards shows and for almost every sports win...
  33. RangnaR

    RangnaR Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 California

    I just have to know what this was like... The last thing that would ever occur to me when picking up some Celebration fresh hop ale is "Hey, maybe I should hold onto this for 10 years!" ...unless I didn't like IPAs, then I might think "Die hops die!!"
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  34. arlingtonjoe

    arlingtonjoe Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2013 Illinois

    Had a flying dog Kujo ( thanks flying dog for distributing this in Illinois again) after dinner and finished the night with a 2011 BB plead the 5th which was most excellent with a couple of years on it.
  35. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2010 Oklahoma

    A bit disappointed in the GI and Anchor I pulled from the cellar. They were way better fresh.
  36. jae

    jae Initiate (0) Feb 21, 2010 Washington

    We shared:

    1) My dark sour saison
    2) Last year's Christmas beer (oaked imperial brown with rum)
    3) This year's Christmas beer (spiced cherry dubbel)
    4) Abyss vertical (2009-2013)
  37. rxeight

    rxeight Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2012 Illinois

    Good stuff. I think it tastes like a light version of dark lord.
  38. Nrhurd

    Nrhurd Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2011 Illinois

    GI-Backyard Rye, Coffee BCBS, and Prop
    Two Brothers-The More the Merrier
    Lagunitas-The Hairy Eyeball
    The Bruery-6 Geese a Laying
    Founders-Backwoods Bastard
  39. GoPokes

    GoPokes Initiate (80) Nov 9, 2013 Texas

    Came home to Oklahoma so I had a very Prairie Christmas.

    Prairie- Prairie Standard
    Prairie- Bomb!
    Prairie- The Beer That Saved Christmas
    Prairie- Vanilla Noir
    Prairie- Prairie Ale
    Prairie- Noir
    New Holland- Dragon's Milk

    Ended with some egg nog and rum. Parts of last night are a bit hazy lol.
  40. ackeeper

    ackeeper Initiate (0) Dec 22, 2008 Illinois

    Annual family Christmas Cookie Day a couple of weeks ago:
    '11 Pappy Van Winkle Dark Lord
    BCBS Rare
    King Henry
    '11 Lolita
    Deschutes Conflux No. 1 (Collage)
    Phillips Brewing Co. Monkey Drummer & the Incomplete Octave
    Pipeworks Orange Truffle Abduction
    Two Brothers Hoodwink
    Revolution Local Hero
    '12 Boulevard Rye on Rye

    Christmas Day with the family:
    '12 BCBCS
    '11 Dark Lord
    Boulevard Love Child No. 3
    Firestone Walker 15
    '12 Firestone Walker Sucaba
    Kuhnhenn A Few Shillings Too Many
    Odell Brewing Friek
    Twisted Pine Brewing Billy's Chilies (to cleanse the palate)
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