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2011 Holiday Beers now Available
Rare and Limited Holiday Beers
Nearly all of our 2011 holiday beer order has arrived. We are still awaiting delivery on four of them but they should be arriving soon. Supplies are limited and we will not be able to place another order until next year so don't wait too long to give them a try.
|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.
|Mikkeller From/To||Belgium||8.0%||750 ml||21-|
|The dedicated guys at Mikkeller have simply outdone themselves with this holiday version of a Baltic Porter. Earthy and hoppy with hits of coffee, dark fruit and a full roastiness. A great example of the new hoppy Belgian artisan beer movement.|
|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|
|Struise Tsjeeses Reserva||Belgium||10.0%||330 ml||16-|
Apparently Struise decided to f**k with the Tsjeeses. They took 4 barrels of Tsjeeses and gave it a 6 month aging on oak. How we managed to get some is still a mystery.
|Thiriez Bière de Noël||France||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.|
|Fantome Noël||Belgium||6.0%||330 ml||22-|
|A very dark and entirely unique holiday seasonal beer, at a whopping 10% alc. by volume. Reportedly spiced with honey, caramel, coriander, black pepper, and other secret ingredients.|
|La Choulette de Noël||France||7.0%||750 ml||20-|
|Stronger, fuller flavored version of the classic bière de garde. The New York Times anointed this beer the ultimate bière de garde, and rightly so. It’s a rich, rare treat from one of France’s old guard craft breweries.|
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||10-|
|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||10-|
|A golden amber, hop-accented, English “winter warmer” brewed without spices.|
|Reindeer Droppings||UK||6.0%||500 ml||10-|
|Falling from the sky like little bombs of flavour come the Reindeer Droppings! Each one is sweet like California raisins, but bitter and pungent like a freshly peeled grapefruit, lip-smackingly tasty...then 'pow!' it's gone.|
What the hell are you doing still reading this?!?!? There are beers to be consumed!