Tag Archives: Bison Brewing

Advent Beer Calendar 2012: Day 7: Bison Organic Gingerbread Ale

Nothing says “Christmas” quite like gingerbread: gingerbread houses, gingerbread men, gingersnap cookies (one of my favorite Christmas cookies)—there’s something about the combination of ginger and molasses, rich and spicy, that pairs well with the season, evoking warm kitchens, hot chocolate (or eggnog), fresh-cut fir trees, hearty food, and a plate of cookies left out for Santa. In short, gingerbread means holiday┬átradition. So today’s beer pick is Bison Brewins’s Organic Gingerbread Ale, to satiate that traditional … Continue reading →

Unusual Beer Week: Bison Organic Honey Basil Ale

Bison Brewing out of Berkeley, California is known for brewing only all-organic beers, and with 21 years of experience behind them they have a pretty good handle on what they’re doing. I’ve previously reviewed their Chocolate Stout and Gingerbread Ale (which also earns some “unusual” cred), but it was their Honey Basil Ale that caught the eye earlier in the month (from our visit to Belmont Station in Portland over Labor Day weekend) and definitely … Continue reading →