Friday, November 21, 2014

New Beer Friday: 2014 Holiday Edition



You know the holidays are near when the Christmas beers start rolling in. Today we have local offerings as well as Texan, English, Danish and Belgian winter warmers. Many of these are in limited supply, so find them sooner than later or you'll miss all of the cheer.
Mikkeller - Hoppin Loving Christmas: Has been described as having “a brutal level of hoppiness, without being overly bitter.” Mikkeller has managed to give this beer and intense hop flavor without the usual bitterness. A perfect hint of ginger adds an amazing spice character. 7.8% ABV @BAYOU

Mikkeller - Winbic: This Sour/Wild ale is a very special blend of Spontan Ale and Saison. 7.8% ABV @BAYOU

Kerkom - Winterkoninkske:  The ‘Winterkoninkske’ or Winter King is the ideal beer to make a cold and chilly winter evening pleasant. The ingredients are: seven types of malt (among which rolled oats), two belgian types of hop, brewing liqour and yeast. This winter beer is a dark and heartwarming beer with a pure, sugary flavor and a long, bitter aftertaste. 8.3% ABV @BAYOU

Kerkom - Bink Grand Cru: A limited luxury edition of Winterkoninkske but refermented with champagne yeast. An extra strong holiday dark beer. 13.0% ABV @BAYOU

To Øl - Santastique: Belgian Strong Ale. It's Santastique 10.0% ABV @BAYOU

To Øl - Frost Bites Holiday IPA: This holiday IPA is brewed with orange peel and pine needles giving a nice citrus notes with an almost breath mint like finish. Some detect dandelions and spruce. 6% ABV @BAYOU

Au Baron Saison St. Medard Cuvee de Noel: From a tiny brewpub just across the border from Belgium, this beer straddles the line between Saison and Biere de Garde. 7% ABV @BAYOU

La Choulette - De Noel: Dark, rich, and hearty ale with a spicy, champagne-like aroma, from a tiny antique brewery.  6.8% ABV @BAYOU

Bourganel - Biere aux Marrons (Chestnuts): This Chestnut brew is unlike anything you have received before.  5.0% ABV @BAYOU

Squatters - Cowboy Cask: Described as a citrus and fruity session pale ale. 4.0% ABV @SQUATTERS

Resignation - KCCO Black Lager: New to the Utah market. Described as having sweet mild roasted dark caramel malt, grains with some light chocolate and coffee notes. Finishes with a mild dark roasted malt, some chocolate and coffee. 5.1% ABV @BARRELHOUSE

Wasatch - First One Down Winter Warmer Ale: This actually isn't new, it's Wasatch Winterfest's new name. 7.1% ABV @DABC

Returning Champs

Deschutes - Jubelale
Wasatch - Bobsled Nut Brown Ale
Uinta - Hazel Amber Wheat Ale
Avenues Proper - Patersbier Belgian Single
Full Sail - Wreck the Hall
Epic - Elder Brett 

Also, Squatters Fifth Element and Squatters 529 are due to be released the first part of December. Fifth Element will be released first, then 529 approximately a week later.  

skål!

2 comments:

kent said...

Damn I didn't need to see Ray in the tub!

Ray said...

Kent I know it's a bit late but my tits are so much better! Just saying.