Today we’re skipping back across the pond to Merry Old England to select a whimsical Winter Warmer from Batemans Brewery: Rosey Nosey. Featuring a red-nosed Santa Claus (though in England they call him Father Christmas) on the label, this lower-middle strength beer is sure to “put a glow into Christmas.”
Rosey Nosey is 4.9% alcohol by volume but promises a rich and complex character, bolstered by generous English hop flavors. Batemans indicates that it “compliments any turkey” but I think this would make a great accompaniment to a traditional Christmas pudding with brandy sauce.
In fact, why not make a Christmas pudding to accompany your Christmas beer? There are a number of recipes online but wikiHow has a great writeup. The recipe actually calls for 10 fluid ounces of beer—so my suggestion is get two bottles of Rosey Nosey, one for in the pudding and one to go with it.