Christmas beers, also known as Winter Warmers, are a tradition dating back at least 2,000 years, with the ancients making highly intoxicating brews to celebrate winter’s Saturnalia. This brewmaking evolved into a holiday celebration when medieval monks, the world’s first professional brewers, pulled out their finest ingredients to produce soul-warming styles for the occasion. Today brewers continue the custom, either with centuries-old recipes or newfangled concoctions with spices and herbs, enabling thirsty beer fans to put aside their everyday favorites each winter and deck the halls with the world’s most flavorful ales and lagers, brewed especially for the holidays.Beer expert Don Russell taps into holiday cheer with a look at the world’s best—unusual, exotic, rich, one-of-a-kind brews—detailing the styles and flavors that will leave beer lovers in a froth. From Smuttynose Winter Ale to Santa’s Butt to Troegs Mad Elf to Left Hand XXXmas, there’s a beer for everyone, even a Hanukkah beer, He’Brew Jewbelation. Including funny tales and trivia behind the beers, homebrew recipes and food recipes with Christmas beer as an ingredient, and instructions for building and cellaring your own vintage holiday brews so you can enjoy Christmas 365 days a year, Christmas Beer will put even the most curmudgeonly beer drinker in the holiday spirit. Cheers!
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Delirium Noël, anyone? Tap the yuletide cheer with this beer-by-beer guide to the greatest holiday brews from around the world. Since the beginnings of civilization, humans have celebrated the winter solstice with one of our most primal rituals: welcoming the returning sun with a strong drink. Many cultures throughout history indulged in the custom, crafting singular brews for the biggest party of the year. The tradition continues today with breweries the world over decking the halls with unique ales and lagers made seasonally as a gift to beer-lovers.
From Pittsburgh's St. Nikolaus Bock to Belgium's Stille Nacht, and from Seattle's Snow Cap to Japan's Hitachino Nest Commemorative Ale, there's a Winter Warmer out there to put anyone in the holiday spirit. Don Russell has traveled the world sampling and celebrating, keeping a list of what's naughty and nice. Here he profiles the fifty greatest holiday brews as well as dozens of other beers that are sure to put a twinkle in your eye. Packed with anecdotes and trivia, tasting notes, and recipes for special holiday drinks and dishes.
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa's Butt-it's a porter from South Stoke, England.From the Back Cover:
"Christmas Beer is a cheerful, nostalgic and irreverent look at Yuletide brewing traditions around the world. The perfect stocking stuffer for beer lovers, it's full of stories, tasting notes and fun facts--everything you'll need to make the season bright." --Garrett Oliver, Brewmaster of the Brooklyn Brewery and author of The Brewmaster's Table
Beat the Holiday Blues with these Holiday Brews:
Full Sail Wassail
Lump of Coal
The Mad Elf Ale
Santa's Private Reserve
Snow Goose Winter Ale & Many More
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