Monthly Archives: December 2010

Advent Beer Calendar 2010: Day 18: Thomas Becket Bière De Noël

Today’s pick is a French beer, hailing from Brasserie Larché in north-central France: Thomas Becket Bière de Noël. (Also referred to as Le Brassin de Noël on the website.) This Christmas Beer is 6.5% alcohol by volume, and the brewery says (loosely translated): Brassin Christmas is the heir to a centuries-old brewing tradition born in Northern France. In this region, the Master Brewers made a habit of concocting this brew specially for Christmas, enriched with … Continue reading →

Advent Beer Calendar 2010: Day 17: Santa’s Smokin’

Up in the small Washington town of Gig Harbor (the “gateway to the Olympic Peninsula”) lives 7 Seas Brewing, open a year and a half and selling their beer in cans around the Seattle and Puget Sound area. This year they released Santa’s Smokin’ Winter Warmer, a 7.5% holiday ale that just debuted this week. Our take on a Smoked Porter, 7 Seas-style. For this special holiday brew we combine malts from Germany, Britain, Canada … Continue reading →

Advent Beer Calendar 2010: Day 16: Gift of the Magi

Today’s pick comes from beer writer Stan Hieronymus, author of the recently released Brewing with Wheat and who blogs at Appellation Beer. Stan selected The Lost Abbey’s Gift of the Magi and writes: Given the amount of grief the witches’ community brought down on Lost Abbey Brewing for the label on Witch’s Wit it seems fair to ask when lawyers representing the Dwarf Camel’s Guild will be knocking on the brewery’s doors. Have you taken … Continue reading →

Advent Beer Calendar 2010: Day 15: SweetWater Festive Ale

Today’s pick comes from SweetWater Brewing in Atlanta, Georgia: Festive Ale. SweetWater has been brewing since the late 90s and each year produces this 8.5% ABV spiced Winter Warmer. Winter Coat Season – A strong ale brewed with generous amounts of rich malt, coupled with a taint of cinnamon and mace to keep you warm and toasted all winter long. We Double Dog Dare You. Festive Ale pours a dark, ruby-brown hue and along with … Continue reading →

Advent Beer Calendar 2010: Day 14: Baden Baden Christmas Beer

Today’s pick is inspired from a post from Hop Press contributor Raphael Rodrigues introducing South America’s Baden Baden Brewery and their Christmas Beer. Just over a decade old, Baden Baden is located in Campos Do Jordão in the state of São Paulo (and is just over 100 miles from the city of the same name). Of the Christmas Beer Raphael writes: Christmas Beer (Specialty Beer; 5.5% ABV), made especially for the holiday season. The Baden … Continue reading →