Today is the final day of the Beer Advent Calendar, and for this Christmas Eve I’ve picked something that every “Santa” might well need this very evening: Port Brewing‘s Santa’s Little Helper. This is a 10.5% abv Imperial Stout that hits the shelves around December (I picked up a bottle in Southern California over Thanksgiving last month) and is a long-standing Port Brewing tradition, having first been brewed in 1997 (14 years ago!).
Made from copious amounts of Roasted and Black Barleys, our stout invites you to share a silky black body with hints of freshly pulled espresso from the coffee house, melding with dark bitter sweet chocolate from a Belgian Chocolateer and the ash of a smoldering fire on a dark winters night.
Just remember that somewhere out there, the jolly old fat man is making a list and checking it twice. He knows who’s been naughty and nice… Might we suggest that you forgo the Milk with the cookies this year and leave him of bottle of something incredibly nice- Say like Santa’s Little Helper? Mrs. Claus would probably like some as well. That is if Rudolph doesn’t drink it all himself. Bad Reindeer.
A big and rich Imperial Stout is exactly what you’ll need as you contemplate stockings, gifts under the tree, plates full of cookies, and whatever else Santa needs helps with.