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Advent Beer Calendar 2014: Day 3: Fyne Ales Holly Daze

Today we hop the pond to find our next Advent calendar pick, and discover a Scottish brewery established in 2001: Fyne Ales. They brew a dark amber Winter Warmer that they describe as: An antidote to Christmas. No strange spices, just a really good stronger beer with a crisp fruity hop flavour and plenty of malt. A refreshing beer to clear the palate. Thus we have Holly Daze, a 5% abv ale brewed with pale … Continue reading →

Advent Beer Calendar 2014: Day 2: Prairie The Beer That Saved Christmas

For today’s advent beer pick, I doubled up on alcohol from yesterday (5.5% to 10%) and selected a beer from a young brewery gaining much acclaim: Oklahoma’s Prairie Artisan Ales. And, I have to admit I picked this beer simply because I loved the name and couldn’t resist. Thus, we have The Beer That Saved Christmas on our calendar for the day. The Beer That Saved Christmas is described as an Old Ale aged in oak barrels, and … Continue reading →

Advent Beer Calendar 2014: Day 1: Bell’s Christmas Ale

Happy December First! This is one of my favorite times of year for beer blogging because it’s the start of my annual Beer Advent Calendar—and this year marks the tenth(!!) year I’ve been doing it! Hard to believe it’s been 10 years’ worth already, but here’s to 10 more! This year I thought we’d start with a classic Christmas beer from one of the oldest and most venerable breweries in the U.S.: Bell’s Christmas Ale. … Continue reading →

Advent Beer Calendar 2013: Day 24: Anchor Christmas Ale

Today is the final day of the Beer Advent Calendar! And if you’ve made it all the through today, you’re treated with today’s beer pick, Anchor Christmas Ale—a beer I’ve featured every single year as I consider Anchor’s annual Our Special Ale to perfectly embody the spirit of the season and set the stage for the modern craft brewing “holiday beer” tradition. Every year since 1975 the brewers of Anchor Steam® Beer have brewed a … Continue reading →

Advent Beer Calendar 2013: Day 23: Santa Fe Chicken Killer Barley Wine

Today is my birthday, and has been my tradition each year on the Beer Advent Calendar, I get a bit self-indulgent and pick a special beer “for myself” to share with everyone. For today’s birthday/Advent beer I’ve picked one out that I’ve never had (it doesn’t get distributed in Oregon) but is one that Stan has written about on occasion, one which I would very much like to try: the award-winning Chicken Killer Barley Wine … Continue reading →