Holiday Cheers – Day 12 – Gingerbread Yeti from Great Divide

There is quite the extensive line-up of Yeti’s in the Great Divide Brewing multiverse. There is the year-round just the Imperial Stout Yeti, Mexican Chocolate, Pumpkin Spice, Peanut Butter, Horchata and today’s holiday seasonal Gingerbread, to round out the clan.

When Yeti is not busy brewing big, bold imperial stouts, he can often be found in the kitchen baking up a batch of his preferred seasonal treat…gingerbread cookies. Recently, Yeti had an aha moment—why not combine the two!? With an expertly blended mix of spices, honey and vanilla, the end result is smooth and aromatic and sure to have you nostalgic for gingerbread houses and cookie characters with icing features.

9AM Tomorrow

I usually only post a Thanks to the readers post today, but this was something that needed to be sent today….

“Letting you in on a little secret…we’re dropping a special LABG 12-pack just in time for the holidays! Pre-sale launches on Friday at 9AM. Stay tuned for updates on participating breweries! Beer Boxes will be on sale until December 9th and will be available for pickup, delivery, or CA statewide shipping on or before December 16th with guaranteed arrival before December 25th. *Must be 21+ to purchase.”

Set your alarm clock.

Bonus Christmas Beer Review – Utopias Barrel-Aged World Wide Stout

I always try to leave space for a beer that I received at Christmas, this year that beer is …a combo of partners Dogfish Head and Sam Adams.

This is a big one. First hit is maple and lots of it. Not sugary though, more dry. It is an odd duck. I get some notes of Utopias peering through but that maple is the keynote. The cheeks warm after just a couple sips but the alcohol is not a large presence. I do get some tobacco / coffee ground combo. Chicory maybe. Due to the cost per bottle and the ABV, this is a special occasion beer.

Santa’s Pint Glass – Day 25

Raise an Anvil to Hope with AleSmith’s 2021 version of YuleSmith.

“2021 YuleSmith is a collaboration with Anvil of Hope, founded by AleSmith owners Peter and Vicky Zien. This beer is our commitment to assist those in need and will directly assist in Anvil of Hope’s efforts in the community. Fan favorite YuleSmith is our Imperial Red Ale; although quite malty, big hop flavors are abundant making this an unforgettable winter warmer. Enjoy and thank you for helping us spread hope!”

Santa’s Pint Glass – Day 24

Back to California as fast as we can because we have to catch up with The Bruery

“Bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout with molasses, ginger, graham cracker, and spices

Run, run, run, as fast as you can… it’s gingerbread season, and we’re feeling festive! What better way to celebrate than with a delicious gingerbread-inspired imperial stout. We added a bit of molasses to the boil before aging in bourbon barrels. Then we added all the classic spices— cinnamon, allspice, clove, and nutmeg— along with graham cracker to capture the rich sweetness of a fresh gingerbread cookie.”

Santa’s Pint Glass – Day 22

Hi-Wire Brewing wants us to be both elated and bitter…

… this holiday season…

“A balanced and hoppy ale perfect for snuggling up in front of the fire or getting outside on a snowy day. Celebrate the season with an India Pale Ale that doesn’t lack for pine and citrus peel notes from Michigan Chinook & Idaho 7 hops balanced by sticky caramel and toasted bread flavors from a carefully crafted malt bill.”