Category Archives: Beer Advent Calendar

Advent Beer Calendar 2015: Day 19: Wychwood Bah Humbug

On this day 172 years ago, December 19, 1843, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol was first published. You know the story—Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the three ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet To Come, on Christmas Eve, thus causing him to change his miserly ways. To commemorate this release, today’s Advent pick comes from England’s Wychwood Brewery, and their Christmas seasonal, Bah Humbug. ‘Tis the season to be jolly — oh no it isn’t! At … Continue reading →

Advent Beer Calendar 2015: Day 18: West Sixth Christmas Ale

Christmas in Kentucky! That’s where today’s Advent beer pick comes from—West Sixth Brewing in Lexington, Kentucky. And in fact they are in the middle of their own similarly themed event, their 12 Days of Beer, and releasing a special bourbon barrel aged Barleywine—but that’s not today’s pick for the Beer Advent Calendar. Rather I’ve selected their Christmas Ale as today’s highlight. The West Sixth Christmas Ale is spiced ale with aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg … Continue reading →

Advent Beer Calendar 2015: Day 17: Page 24 Bière de Noël

For today’s Advent beer pick we travel to France, and the Page 24 Brewery, part of Brasserie St. Germain. Every year they brew up their Bière de Noël (Christmas beer), a Bière de Garde that comes in at 6.9% alcohol by volume, with specialty malts and all locally-grown French hops. Their description (run through Google Translate): True to the tradition of the Christmas beers brewed by the end of the year, this warm beer is available from … Continue reading →

Advent Beer Calendar 2015: Day 16: Baladin Nöel Cafè

For today’s Beer Advent Calendar pick we travel to Italy to visit the lauded Birra Baladin. For the Christmas season they offer up a strong, coffee-infused specialty: their Nöel Cafè. It’s the beer which Teo dedicates to Christmas. Following our tradition, it is a top fermented, non pasteurized beer, which is refermented in the bottle. It is dark in color, has a full body and is very aromatic. It is brewed at the end of summer … Continue reading →

Advent Beer Calendar 2015: Day 15: Lakefront Holiday Spice Lager Beer

We are only ten days away from Christmas! For today’s Beer Advent pick we travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, home of Lakefront Brewery, established in 1987. Every year they brew up a strong (9.6% abv) lager, their Holiday Spice Lager Beer. Our version of a winter warmer: brewed with cinnamon, orange zest, clove and generous amounts of honey. Pours a deep amber to ruby color with an off-white head. Aromas are fruity and spicy, with a slight … Continue reading →