Tis the Season for Some Christmas Beer
The time I have been waiting for all year has finally arrived: it is Christmas beer season! While every "craft beer enthusiast" was losing it over the multiple taps of pumpkin beers throughout the fall, I was just counting the days until they released the winter holiday beer. The typical Christmas beer is not so different from the much loved pumpkin beers: ales with lots of spices. The spices this time are the spices of your favorite holiday cookies and treats like nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves. These beers taste like a night curled up watching National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation with a roaring fire going in the fireplace. Or a rowdy ugly sweater bar crawl sloshing through slush-filled city streets. Take your pick.
Unfortunately the Christmas beer season is really short and most of these beers will be off the shelves shortly after the new year begins. Anyone up for a Christmas beer tasting party?