Yearly Archives: 2007

Advent Beer Calendar 2007: Day 15: St. Nikolaus Bock

Today’s pick is St. Nikolaus Bock, from Pennsylvania Brewing in Philadelphia. Penn Brewing specializes in German style beers, and their Christmas brew is a rich 6% alcohol Bock: A very rich, dark bock beer. Dark ruby in color with subtle tones of chocolate and burnt malt. It will warm you on a cold winter night and brighten your days. The perfect holiday gift for the beer drinker. The brewery is also producing a special Brewer’s … Continue reading →

Advent Beer Calendar 2007: Day 14: Redoak Christmas Cheer

At some point I wanted to pick an Australian beer for the Advent Calendar, as I hadn’t yet featured one this year or the previous two. So today’s pick comes from the Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe, located in Sydney: Redoak Christmas Cheer. Redoak has an impressive repertoire of over 40 beers, and of their Christmas Cheer they write: This beer is a rich full bodied dark ale with all the delicious ingredients of our grandmothers … Continue reading →

Press Release: Southampton Ales & Lagers Releases their 2007 Imperial Porter

Southampton Ales & Lagers of the Southampton Publick House (40 Bowden Sq., Southampton, NY [631] 283-2800) releases their new 2007 vintage of the Imperial Porter as part of the line of XXII Reserves seasonal brews. The Porter is distributed throughout New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Northern Virginia and Washington DC and is available in gourmet markets and beverage distributors. The Southampton Imperial Porter, "one of the 25 best American specialty beers" … Continue reading →

Advent Beer Calendar 2007: Day 13: Abita Christmas Ale

Today we head down to New Orleans to Abita Brewing Company for their seasonal offering, Abita Christmas Ale. Appropriately for a Christmas beer, each year is a bit different: As befits any Christmas present, each years offering is a unique product crafted with special care. Generally, this beer is a dark ale, however, the recipe changes each year. Not sure what the alcohol content on this is exactly, though an educated guess would be around … Continue reading →

Winter’s Bourbon Cask Ale

After the brief flurry of blogging I did last month on Anheuser-Busch‘s Winter’s Bourbon Cask Ale, I found it here locally and picked up a sixpack to review. To recap, this seasonal from A-B is aged on bourbon oak barrel staves with vanilla bean for several weeks. It’s substantial at 6% alcohol, and I’m not totally sure how to classify it… BeerAdvocate judges it a Winter Warmer, RateBeer considers it a generic Spiced Ale. I’ll … Continue reading →