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Favorite Holiday Craft Beer Or Ale

Sat Dec 24, 2011 4:25 pm

Merry Christmas and happy New Year to all!

As the holiday season is upon us I was wondering what your favorite craftbeer or ale is. Had I started this topic earlier this week it would have been easy for me Sam Adams Winter Lager. However I have tried a few new seasonal brews which are excellent. They are Smuttynose Winter Ale, Berkshire Brewing Company Berkshire's Cabin Fever Ale and finally Woodstck Inn Brewery Wassail Ale. All enjoyable and all I would enjoy drinking again.

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RE: Favorite Holiday Craft Beer Or Ale

Sat Dec 24, 2011 7:44 pm

One of the best brews I enjoy this time of year is the Blackberry Porter from The Cannery Brewing Company down in Penticton, BC ...

http://www.cannerybrewing.com/BBP.htm

The Barley Station Brew Pub up in Salmon Arm, BC usually has a good seasonal brew, but I don't know what they have this year on tap. They did have a pumpkin spice beer in the fall that was amazing.
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RE: Favorite Holiday Craft Beer Or Ale

Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:56 am

The trouble I have with the winter beers and porters is that they are too heavy for my taste, I prefer the lighter summer style beers, so I shall be celebrating this year with a couple of bottles of Hall & Woodhouse Golden Glory with its lovely peachy aroma. http://www.hall-woodhouse.co.uk/beers/badgerales/goldenglory.asp
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RE: Favorite Holiday Craft Beer Or Ale

Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:41 pm

My favorite beer, at any time of year is:

Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome

It's a seasonal brew, so finding it after January is nearly impossible in the US.

My wonderful wife was able to locate a case for me, and it was sitting under the tree for me on Christmas morning.

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RE: Favorite Holiday Craft Beer Or Ale

Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:29 pm

The best I've ever had is Lapin Kulta, a lager from Lappish Finland when I was up there the other christmas. It's far better than the lagers we get here in the UK but at 7 euros a pint, it's not cheap! Other ones to note is Blue Marlin and Pheonix from Mauritius, Efes from Turkey, and Tusker, named after an Elephant who killed the owner of a brewery in Kenya!

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RE: Favorite Holiday Craft Beer Or Ale

Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:32 pm

St-Ambroise Stouts are always a welcome winter warmer (and their Extra Strong Imperial Russian Stout is especially nice).

I am also quite the fan of Fuller's Vintage, holiday, and Golden Pride barley wine - even though they are far from Craft Ales. All are particularly delicious as the winter weather encroaches upon us.
 
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RE: Favorite Holiday Craft Beer Or Ale

Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:50 pm

Quoting georgiabill (Thread starter):
am Adams Winter Lager.

My wife bought me a 6 pack of this. I am a huge Sam Adams fan but I didn't notice much difference in taste, slightly nuttier but not what I was expecting. Do you find this to be true as well?
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