Part of the fun of doing the Advent Calendar is the research: finding those obscure yet tasty-sounding beers that (maybe) no one knows about and being able to highlight them. It’s partly the thrill of discovery, and partly the chance to keep it fresh. So it is that today’s beer is a holiday brew from the middle of Kansas: No. 28 Christmas Ale from Liquid Bread Brewing (or, more properly, Gella’s Diner & Lb. Brewing Company).
Truth be told, I also picked it because I absolutely love their label.
That’s where I pulled the description:
Discover the taste of chestnuts roasting on an open fire in this nut brown ale. Light brown in color, this ale is brewed with lots of fermented honey (60 lbs. to be exact) and lightly spiced with cinnamon. The Christmas Ale is a well-balanced beer that is neither sweet nor bitter and finishes with unique spices.
You’ll only be able to enjoy this 7% holiday ale in its hometown of Hays, Kansas; they don’t bottle for distribution (though you can take home a growler). But if you’re in Kansas for those chill Midwestern December nights, this would be a good beer to keep warm with.
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