Yearly Archives: 2013

Advent Beer Calendar 2013: Day 19: Redoak Christmas Cheer

For today’s Advent beer pick we head around the world and down under, to Sydney, Australia and the award-winning¬†Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe, opened in 2004. Their Christmas Cheer is a 6.2% abv Winter Warmer that appears seasonally among their bottled beers. Grandma’s Christmas pudding in a bottle This beer is a rich full bodied dark ale with all the delicious ingredients of our grandmother’s pudding. A 5th generation recipe from Cork, Ireland has bee used. … Continue reading →

Received: Crux Banished Series bottles

This impressive package came today, courtesy of Crux Fermentation Project: Three of the just-released bottles that were released last weekend, two¬†of them being their new “Banished” series of beers (barrel-aged specialties). The beers are (left to right): Freakcake: Oud Bruin aged in bourbon barrels with Brett and dried fruits Doublecross: Pinot barrel aged version on the strong Belgian-style Dark Half Hitch: Imperial IPA with Mosaic hops I’m looking forward to trying all of these and … Continue reading →

Advent Beer Calendar 2013: Day 18: Deschutes Jubelale

For today’s Advent beer we highlight one of my personal favorites: Deschutes Brewery‘s Jubelele. Jubelale is a malty English-style Winter Warmer that was first brewed the year the brewery was founded, in 1988, and was also the first beer ever bottled by Deschutes (that same year). The beer itself is a classic example of the style, 6.7% abv, for which the brewery says: A dark, malty celebration ale with layered flavors and beautifully balanced hopping. … Continue reading →