Beers for the Holiday Season

November 13, 2008


This is a great article written by the Alstrom brothers from BeerAdvocate:

The other thing to keep in mind when bringing beer to a holiday event or serving it to guests is price.  For the same cost as two or three moderately priced bottles of wine, you can buy several large bottles of American craft beer and Belgian or Trappist beer.  Even the most rare and expensive beers can’t compare to the price you pay for even above average wine.  Most of your friends and family will already be familiar with the same old tired food and wine pairings, so this is a chance to introduce them to something new.

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    5 Responses to “Beers for the Holiday Season”

    1. ben Says:

      We’re probably bringing some Scrumpy to the family festivities this year, among other stuff. What’s everyone else bringing?

    2. ForbiddenDonut Says:

      Scrumpy? That stuff can be lethal. One of my personal favorites to go with holiday meals is SN’s Celebration Ale. It has a good body, it’s strong, and the hops are really refreshing after traditional roasted meats and winter vegetables. Another beer we usually drink is any good saison. It’s not as heavy or overpowering, but the spiciness works with a lot of different foods.

    3. ForbiddenDonut Says:

      In the above picture, we sit at the second table…the one without firewater.

    4. ben Says:

      I love Sierra Nevada’s Celebration Ale. Good shit!

    5. ForbiddenDonut Says:

      Hell yes, and it’s out now at your local iquor store.