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Advent Beer Calendar 2012: Day 24: Samichlaus

It’s Christmas Eve and the final day of the Beer Advent Calendar for 2012! Today’s pick is one of my favorite Christmas beers and a perfectly suitable beer for Christmas Eve: Samichlaus from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg in Austria. “Samichlaus” means “Santa Claus” in the Swiss-German dialect of Zurich where the beer originated in 1980, and it has the distinction of being the strongest lager in the world at 14% abv. The brewery’s description tells the story: … Continue reading →

Advent Beer Calendar 2011: Day 1: Samichlaus

Welcome to the first day of the Beer Advent Calendar for 2011! This year’s Christmas season starts out with a bang as today’s selection is only the strongest lager in the world: Austria’s Samichlaus Bier, a 14% abv Doppelbock (Quadrupelbock?) brewed once a year on December 6th, Saint Nicholas Day, and bottled the following year. The name itself means “Santa Claus” and in my opinion is one of the quintessential Christmas beers around. “Samichlaus” beer … Continue reading →