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 Baden Christmas Beer is kind of an Extra Wheat Ale: slightly sparkling, light color, fruity aroma, and smooth body. It’s similar to Champagne, which harmonizes well with the year-end evenings.
Considering Christmas in the southern hemisphere is during their summer, a crisp lighter beer like this is entirely appropriate. I also really like the labeling for some reason; it’s traditional while still being a bit different.