Christmas beers are in and selling out fast! In fact, the Anchors Christmases are already gone!
One of the two holiday releases from Struisse (the other is Pannepot) – this is a really great Belgian Strong Ale (10%ABV) with hints of stone fruit and bready yeast goodness. Just like the Pannepot it took me three years of begging to get my hands on a keg; don’t miss it. Also, this is the beer whose label was denied in the US – the European label is a drawing of Jesus obviously under the influence of “herb” – For the US market the Label was redrawn with Jesus wearing sunglasses!
HaandBryggeriet Nissefar (Father Christmas)
Depending on the source this is either an Old Ale or a Porter. Europeans don’t feel the need to fit into certain style parameters, so don’t worry about that. This annual beer is a dark, rich, complex, malty beer packed with chocolate, caramel and raisin flavors. 7%ABV
Noël des Géants (Christmas of the Giants)
Spiced Christmas specialty from Belgium; malty and a bit sweet up front with a dry finish. This one is spiced, but not overly – and despite its complexity is is a very drinkable beer. 8.5% ABV
We will have some cheese to share with these beers.
ALSO NEW ON TAP: Struisse Pannepot Reserva 2009, To ØI Blackball Porter, Stone Imperial Russian Stout (aged for about 6 months to take the heat off), a vinatge Brooklyn Monster Keg 2010 (Barley wine), Hof Ten Dormal Wit Beer made with Chicory root, Saison DuPont, Brooklyn Companion Wheat Wine.