Monthly Archives: December 2012

Advent Beer Calendar 2012: Day 21: St. Peter’s Christmas Ale

Today is the big day: the winter solstice and the end of the Mayan Long Count calendar heralding the so-called Mayan Apocalypse! I went back and forth on selecting a beer for today: something solstice-y like Anderson Valley’s Winter Solstice or apocalyptic like Elysian Brewing’s Doom Golden Treacle Pale, brewed as part of a series specifically for the whole Mayan apocalypse thing. In the end though I decided to keep it Christmas-y and thus today’s … Continue reading →

Advent Beer Calendar 2012: Day 20: Southern Tier 2XMas

When I think of Christmastime beers, I tend to conceptualize Winter Warmers, or dark spiced ales, or (as in the case of my own homebrewed version) strong/Old Ales styled after holiday fruitcakes. Rarely if ever has a beer inspired by a mulled drink crossed my mind—beer used as the baseĀ in a mulled drink, or a wassail, certainly. But not the other way around. Well, western New York’s Southern Tier Brewing has gone that other way … Continue reading →