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Old 12-09-2012, 09:29 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:07 AM   #2
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Had the Southern Tier 2XMas last week on tap in Pittsburgh and it was excellent.

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Old 12-09-2012, 01:31 PM   #3
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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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Old 12-09-2012, 08:40 PM   #4
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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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Old 12-10-2012, 01:18 PM   #5
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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!

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Old 12-10-2012, 01:25 PM   #6
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Sam's Merry Mischief is a Gingerbread Stout......looking forward to giving that a try

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Old 12-10-2012, 03:33 PM   #7
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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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Old 12-10-2012, 06:53 PM   #8
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:54 PM   #9
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Just cracked open a Mad Elf Ale.pretty darn good

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Old 12-10-2012, 09:39 PM   #10
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Maybe some Rasputins too.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:56 PM   #11
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Homebrew for me this christmas. Tripel, saison and IPA.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:33 PM   #12
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I also like the Mad Elf. Gotta be careful with it because of the 11% alcohol content. It kind of seaks up on you.

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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.

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Old 12-12-2012, 04:33 PM   #14
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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.

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Old 12-15-2012, 06:44 PM   #15
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Adding Pretty Things Finest Regards to the list. Had some at the Abbey the other night and it was very good indeed.
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:26 AM   #16
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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.

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Old 12-16-2012, 12:46 PM   #17
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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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Old 12-22-2012, 07:26 PM   #18
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Here's my lineup for the holidays.
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Old 12-22-2012, 08:04 PM   #19
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That Racer 5 is very good
I see you got your husband some gingerbread beer

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Old 12-22-2012, 08:41 PM   #20
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:52 AM   #21
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Hopitumus prime!!
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:37 AM   #22
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:28 PM   #23
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Sierra Nevada Celebration and Cigar City/Bruery Dos Costas Oeste.
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:24 AM   #24
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might go with a Cuir too
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:38 AM   #25
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Firestone Walker Wookey Jack Black Rye IPA and AleSmith IPA for the evening

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Old 12-24-2012, 05:55 PM   #26
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Stone Pale Ale and Racer 5.



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The declaration was terrible.....Firestone was excellent as well as the Racer5
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:31 PM   #28
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my christmas beer was WOODFORD RESERVE in my waterford crystal glass



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Old 12-26-2012, 03:53 PM   #29
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Mine was a growler of New England Brewing Trooper imperial stout. Delicious.

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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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