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rphud 12-09-2012 09:29 AM

Christmas beers
 
I am usually deep into Quads at Christmas.

That and the nog from an old family recipe that I have "improved" if you know what I mean.

spence 12-09-2012 10:07 AM

Had the Southern Tier 2XMas last week on tap in Pittsburgh and it was excellent.

-spence

The Dad Fisherman 12-09-2012 01:31 PM

Been picking up some different stuff for the holiday. Picked up a Sam Adams Merry Mischief, Firestone Double Jack, and Backlash Declaration IPA......haven't had any of these yet. Going to look for a couple of more to round things out.....and throw in a little single malt for good measure
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Higgie 12-09-2012 08:40 PM

Had a few troegs mad elf on tap the other night at the yard house. Also a big fan of the Berkshire brewing company holidale.
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Saltheart 12-10-2012 01:18 PM

Sams winter ale is usually pretty good.

Best is homebrew with lots of ginger and some nutmeg. With enough ginger there is a distinct medicinal effect . First the ginger feeling sweeps over your body , then the alc kicks in. A nice feeling in total!

The Dad Fisherman 12-10-2012 01:25 PM

Sam's Merry Mischief is a Gingerbread Stout......looking forward to giving that a try

Nebe 12-10-2012 03:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Saltheart (Post 973889)
Sams winter ale is usually pretty good.

Best is homebrew with lots of ginger and some nutmeg. With enough ginger there is a distinct medicinal effect . First the ginger feeling sweeps over your body , then the alc kicks in. A nice feeling in total!

Interesting. Would you share the recipe?
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jon2465 12-10-2012 06:53 PM

SN Celebration:love:

Bigcat 12-10-2012 06:54 PM

Just cracked open a Mad Elf Ale.pretty darn good:cheers:

rphud 12-10-2012 09:39 PM

Maybe some Rasputins too.

Nebe 12-10-2012 09:56 PM

Homebrew for me this christmas. Tripel, saison and IPA.
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fishbones 12-11-2012 12:33 PM

I also like the Mad Elf. Gotta be careful with it because of the 11% alcohol content. It kind of seaks up on you.

Saltheart 12-11-2012 12:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Nebe (Post 973901)
Interesting. Would you share the recipe?
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Make a strong dark beer. Say a porter using about 9-10 lb of malt extract. You want a good alc kick to go with the medicinal kick of the ginger.

Add an OZ of dried ginger for 30 minutes of boil. Usually they sell a package of this stuff at the homebrew store and its 1 OZ dried.

Do not add any aroma hops , you want to smell ginger and nutmeg , not hops .

Keep the bittering hops low , say 1 OZ at 30 minutes of a 4 Alpha Acid (or lower) hop. Then 1/2 OZ of a spicy hop like Saaz at 15 minutes of boil. No aroma hops at knockout.

The nutmeg you add at the very end after turning the fire off. Add a lot but you can also grind some fresh into the beer glass just like you would when doing egg nog.

Clogston29 12-12-2012 04:33 PM

i'm thinking mayflower porter and DFH indian brown ale for daytime at the fam's.

west coast imperial ipa for evening at home, unless i can score another good one i haven't tried yet.

rphud 12-15-2012 06:44 PM

Adding Pretty Things Finest Regards to the list. Had some at the Abbey the other night and it was very good indeed.

Bigcat 12-16-2012 10:26 AM

Rouge's Santa's Private Reserve Ale. not a bad winter ale the good thing is it don't taste like grapefruit juice like Sierra and a few others.

Higgie 12-16-2012 12:46 PM

Just brought home a sixer of southern teir 2xmas. Big and spicy. But the 8% abv is really subtle. Girl at the packie have it good reveiw and said its on tap at the bone yard. Might have to make an afternoon trip down there this week
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The Dad Fisherman 12-22-2012 07:26 PM

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Here's my lineup for the holidays.

Sea Dangles 12-22-2012 08:04 PM

That Racer 5 is very good
I see you got your husband some gingerbread beer

The Dad Fisherman 12-22-2012 08:41 PM

Dessert
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Higgie 12-23-2012 06:52 AM

Hopitumus prime!!
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Sea Dangles 12-23-2012 10:37 AM

Hoponious Union

flyvice11787 12-23-2012 05:28 PM

Sierra Nevada Celebration and Cigar City/Bruery Dos Costas Oeste.

jon2465 12-24-2012 10:24 AM

might go with a Cuir too

Clogston29 12-24-2012 10:38 AM

Firestone Walker Wookey Jack Black Rye IPA and AleSmith IPA for the evening

keeperreaper 12-24-2012 05:55 PM

Stone Pale Ale and Racer 5.

The Dad Fisherman 12-25-2012 07:51 PM

The declaration was terrible.....Firestone was excellent as well as the Racer5
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JohnnySaxatilis 12-25-2012 11:31 PM

my christmas beer was WOODFORD RESERVE in my waterford crystal glass



(not beer)

zimmy 12-26-2012 03:53 PM

Mine was a growler of New England Brewing Trooper imperial stout. Delicious.

jon2465 12-26-2012 05:30 PM

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Mine was a growler of New England Brewing Trooper imperial stout. Delicious.

so jealous would love to try that.....fuzzy baby ducks(IPA) is supposed to be great too


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