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Holiday Beers have arrived!
Rare and Limited Holiday Beers
Our holiday beer order has finally arrived. All but two of these beers are exclusive to The Bayou and I am pretty sure we might be exclusive on the other two as well. Supplies are extremely limited (only 24 of a few of them, I won't tell you which) so don't wait too long before trying them.
|Ølfabrikken Kloster Jul||Denmark||8.0%||650 ml||15-|
|Ølfabrikken (The Beer Factory) is a small experimental brewery on the vibrant Danish beer scene. Kloster Jul is a hoppy Christmas Ale brewed with large quantities of American Chinook hops and wonderfully spiced with coriander and cinnamon.|
|Mikkeller Santa's Helper||Belgium||11.0%||750 ml||21-|
|An 11% Belgian quadruple style ale. Delicious with big flavors of cookie dough, chocolate, figs and spice. The addition of actual cocoa powder makes this one incredibly special.|
|De Ranke Pere Noel||Belgium||7.0%||330 ml||9-|
|The De Ranke brewers make small batches of what many consider the best specialty beers of Belgium. Their beers are robust and flavorful, and famous for their massive hoppiness. Pere Noel has a gorgeous cellar aroma with a distinctive hoppy dryness. A true Champagne of beers.|
|Serafijn Christmas Angel||Belgium||8.0%||750 ml||22-|
|A tiny Belgian brewery wedged into a crowded garage on a quiet street in a small Flemish town. Started by an ex music teacher, Achilles Van de Moer, makes simple, honest beers and takes as his symbol the Seraph, a six-winged high angel of heaven.
A hearty amber brew, well-balanced and warming with just the right spirit.
|Jenlain Noel||France||6.8%||750 ml||19-|
|This holiday beer comes from Brasserie Duyck, in the tiny agricultural town of Jenlain, in the northeast of France, quite near the Belgian border. Famous for their Saison style Farmhouse ales, Jenlain's holiday beer has a rich full sweetness with a tinge of orange peel. A great dark holiday ale.|
|JDeschutes Abyss||USA||11.0%||651 ml||20-|
|Ranked #4 on BeerAdvocate.com's Top Beers on Planet Earth. The Abyss has huge depth and an amazingly rich and complex character. Full of licorish, molasses as well as coffee and roast, this 11% alcohol beer is one not to miss.|
|Deschutes Jubel 2010||USA||10.0%||651 ml||20-|
|This remarkable beer has been brewed only twice. Once in 2000 and again in 2010.
Originally created when a clumsy burglar didn’t realize the weight of his stolen keg of Jubelale. He dropped it outside to freeze in the season’s sub-zero temperatures - only to be discovered the next morning by Gary Fish, Deschutes Brewery's owner. More than half the liquid in the keg had frozen and the remaining beer was a very cold, highly concentrated “Jubelale on steroids.” It was so good that the brewers set about recreating it (minus the freezing part) coming up with an annual “Super Jubel” that is aged in Oregon oak pinot barrels.
|Struise Tsjeeses||Belgium||10.0%||330 ml||14-|
|A deep blonde abbey-style trippel that has been aged for 8 months over different stone fruits. Once you try one you too will say “Tsjeeses, what a beer”.|
|“Don't f**k with the Tsjeeses.” --Coen Brothers, Big Lebowski|
|Thirez Bière de Noël||Belgium||6.0%||330 ml||8-|
|A beautiful red-gold wheat beer, with quite subtle all-spice and orange peel added. A slightly tart and quite refreshing festive brew. Champagne for the true beer lover.|
Ridgeway Holiday Beers
The Ridgeway Brewery is named for the oldest road in the British Isles and Europe, running nearly 100 miles, past that other ancient landmark, Stonehenge. It is now only passable by foot.
|Bad Elf||UK||6.0%||500 ml||9-|
|Old England meets the new world in this strong, warming winter IPA.|
|Very Bad Elf||UK||7.5%||500 ml||10-|
|A Special Old Ale brewed from a 1795 recipe using specially-grown ingredients.|
|Seriously Bad Elf||UK||9.0%||500 ml||10-|
|An English Double Ale with a bit of Belgian character. Unique for the U.K.|
|Criminally Bad Elf||UK||10.5%||500 ml||11-|
|A boffo Barley Wine. Same basic recipe as Thomas Hardy's Ale.|
|Insanely Bad Elf||UK||12.0%||330 ml||9-|
|Billed as an Imperial Red Ale this is a gorgeous and tasty beer.|
|Warm Welcome||UK||6.0%||500 ml||9-|
|A stronger brown ale with more hops than you'd expect.|
|Santa's Butt||UK||6.0%||500 ml||9-|
|Strong porter. The original name for porter was Entire Butt, meaning the whole barrel.|
|Pickled Santa||UK||6.0%||500 ml||9-|
|Amber, spiced Christmas Ale.|
|Lump of Coal||UK||8.0%||500 ml||11-|
|Liquid consolation for a depressing holiday. Considering how bad you have been, this 8% bittersweet chocolate stout is more than you deserve.|
|Reindeer's Revolt||UK||6.0%||500 ml||9-|
|A golden amber, hop-accented, English “winter warmer” brewed without spices.|
What the hell are you doing still reading this?!?!? There are beers to be consumed!