This year, my suggestions are for beers to bring over and share on Christmas Day. And that doesn’t necessarily mean that it has to be a barrel-aged imperial stout. You don’t want to be blotto before you fish the last gift out of the stocking do you?
Anchor Brewing/ Winter Wheat 7.00% ABV
“Anchor Winter Wheat is made with a unique blend of malted barley and five wheats from Belgium, Germany, the Midwest, and a family farm just 75 miles away, where we get our soft red winter wheat.”
Cascade/ Gose 7.50% ABV
“This NW style sour ale is a re-creation of a historic German beer style, spiced with coriander and sea salt to replicate the water in the town of Goslar where the beer originated.”
Brasserie Dupont/ Avec les bons Vœux de la brasserie Dupont 9.50% ABV
“A coppery blond beer with aromas of hops for the Bon Voeux is a beer tasting combining mellow bitterness and fruity. Our selection of yeasts and a long maturation phase with hopping gives it flavor and a characteristic and complex taste. The true fermentation in the bottle , which can be extended very long in your cellar, resulting in a balanced and harmonious beer, surprising and complex aromas .”