Beer Advent CalendarAdvent Beer Calendar 2006: Day 13: Samichlaus

What is there to say about Samichlaus Bier that hasn’t already been said? It was my final advent calendar pick last year, and I’m not sure you could include a list of Christmas beers without mentioning Samichlaus. Nevertheless, for me this is the King of Christmas Beers. Rolling in at … Continue reading

Beer Advent CalendarAdvent Beer Calendar 2006: Day 10: Père Noël

Today’s pick is Père Noël from Brouwerij De Ranke in Belgium. There’s not much on their website, but I found this description on Liquid Solutions: Cloudy and light orange in color with a big persistent head. Spicy, grassy aroma. Sweet malt flavor with some peppery spiciness. Finishes with a fruity, … Continue reading

UncategorizedHoliday beer gifts

Over on Hail the Ale!, they’ve got a couple of beer gift guide posts for the holidays, all helpfully available on Amazon.com. Good idea—I’ll add a few book suggestions: Extreme Brewing, by Sam Calagione (of Dogfish Head) Ambitious Brew (Amazon link), by Maureen Ogle Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers, by … Continue reading

Beer Advent CalendarAdvent Beer Calendar 2006: Day 7: Tannen Bomb

Today’s pick is Tannen Bomb from Golden Valley Brewery. I confess I picked it as much because I liked the naming pun as for the fact that it’s a well-received beer. Golden Valley’s description says Tannen Bomb was rated third in the nation by the Beverage Testing Institute two years … Continue reading