Yearly Archives: 2013

Advent Beer Calendar 2013: Day 17: Brooklyn Winter Ale

Today’s Advent beer pick comes to us from New York and the venerable Brooklyn Brewery, established in 1988 and not only an award-winning craft brewer but also the first (I believe) to expand into Europe (Sweden to be exact, as announced at the beginning of this year). Their Winter Ale is a Scottish-style Ale at 6.1% abv that would be a perfect accompaniment to the season. When the days grow short and the beach recedes … Continue reading →

Gift ideas for beer geeks

With just over a week to go until Christmas, you may be struggling with ideas of what to get for your resident beer geek. Fortunately as there always are this time of year, there are a number of beer gift guides for you to check out. The New School, for instance, has a three-part series running down some great if obscure beer-related gifts, presented with a suitable amount of colorful commentary; check out Part One, … Continue reading →

Advent Beer Calendar 2013: Day 16: Grand Teton Coming Home

For today’s Advent beer pick we head into Victor, Idaho near the Wyoming border to visit Grand Teton Brewing, which has been brewing a wide variety of craft beers for 25 years. Starting out as Otto Brothers Brewing in 1988 in Wilson, Wyoming, the brewery is credited with re-introducing the growler to the craft beer world in ’89 with the modern 64-ounce glass jug version. The last few years have seen the release of their … Continue reading →

Advent Beer Calendar 2013: Day 15: Corsendonk Christmas Ale

For this 15th day of December (with only 10 more days until Christmas!) our Advent beer pick for the day comes from the Belgian Brouwerij Corsendonk (whose website appears to be down at this writing but you can read a bit about the brewery here) and their Christmas Ale, a strong dark Belgian ale that comes in at 8.5% abv. Here’s what I’ve written about the beer in the past: For this reddish brown Christmas … Continue reading →