Holiday Beer Selections

‘Tis the Season for Holiday Brews

Posted on 12/13/2013

The last month of the year always brings in the beer that is made to be enjoyed during the colder season. John Groyance, our resident beer instructor, shares his favorite beer selections for the holiday season:

  • Sam Adams Winter Lager: This deep ruby colored lager brings out notes of cinnamon, ginger, and a touch of orange peel that brings out the sweetness of the various malts to produce a warm and spicy flavor and weighs in at 5.6% alcohol.
  • Delirium Noel:  I love this Trappist ale which is an extremely malty and hoppy balanced ale. The color is a deep amber and has traces of dark fruit, caramel and is brewed with Belgian candy sugar which brings in the weight of this beer at 10% alcohol which is very well hidden due to the complex flavors.
  • Sam Adams Merry Mischief Gingerbread Stout: Brewed with cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and ginger and a touch of wheat, this stout is not to be missed. Due to all the spices and dark roasted malts the 9% alcohol is very well hidden.