Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Twelve Beers of Christmas- XI

St. Nick’s Oak Spiced Porter   A few days before Christmas an early present arrived on my desk: a couple of bottles of Christmas beer that I had not been expecting or had even heard of.  The mystery beer was … Continue reading

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The Twelve Beers of Christmas- X

From Santa’s fridge to yours Christmas beer number 10 sees us visiting Newport, Oregon.  The hardworking crew at Rogue Ales has been  supplying the thirsty masses with quality craft brews since 1988.  And since it is currently December 25, it seems only … Continue reading

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The Twelve Beers of Christmas- IX

Winterbraun For Christmas beer number 9 we find ourselves seaside in Eureka, California which is home to the Lost Coast Brewery.  At this time each year the brewing staff conspire to make Winterbraun  This winter offering is a cloudy dark tea color, … Continue reading

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The Twelve Beers of Christmas- VIII

Holiday Cheer From Belgium Back to Belgium for our number eight Christmas beer  (as it turns out they brew a lot of good beer there).  Brasserie Silenrieux is again a relatively new brewery (1995) who brew organic beers and beers made with non-traditional grains, … Continue reading

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The Twelve Beers of Christmas- VII

Tree Brewing Spiced Ale For Christmas beer number seven, we make our way to the fair city of Kelowna, British Columbia.  The brewers at Tree Brewing release their Spiced Reserve Ale each year in limited quantities (a Christmas “Tree” if … Continue reading

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The Twelve Beers of Christmas- VI

Great Ale, Great Bottle The familiar painted white bottle of Gulden Draak takes on a different look for a short time every year.  In December the Belgian brewery, Brouwerij Van Steenberge, puts out it’s vintage ale.  Like it’s year round counterpart … Continue reading

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The Twelve Beers of Christmas- V

Whistler Winter Warmer! Now you may heard that the Whistler ski area is a half decent winter sport recreation area.  So it should only follow suit that their namesake brewery, the Whistler Brewing Company, make a winter beer- Winter Dunkel.  … Continue reading

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