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My 8 Favorite Christmas Beers

Beer Reviews Jonathan Moxey 13 comments

We all have holiday traditions. Every December I watch Die Hard and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, spend hours driving across Missouri to visit family and friends, and then spend many more hours sharing big Christmas beers with said family and friends. This year I'm sharing my 8 top Christmas beers here. Are they among your favorites, too? More

12 Days of Christmas Beer: Goose Island Mild Winter

Maggie Hoffman 3 comments

Goose Island Mild Winter is malty and creamy, with rye for a touch of spice. The crisp finish may be a little sour and bitter for some, but there's enough dry-cocoa and toffee richness to balance it. I'm glad this beer doesn't veer toward sweetness; it's ideal for pairing with a grilled steak or lentil soup (especially if you've made it with a meaty ham hock). Have you tried Goose Island's Mild Winter? What do you think of Goose Island beers in general these days? More

12 Days of Christmas Beer: Bell's Christmas Ale

Maggie Hoffman 8 comments

Here in New York, we can't buy Bell's beer. So every time I visit my in-laws in Virginia, I find some excuse to go beer shopping and pick up a Two Hearted or six. But on a recent trip, I was drawn to Bell's Christmas Ale, a malty winter seasonal from the Michigan brewery. More

Homebrewing: How to Brew A Winter Warmer

Homebrewing Peter Reed 2 comments

When it comes to homebrewing, I am a procrastinator. I tend to brew the beer that I want to drink today, not the one I want to drink two months from now, when it will actually be ready for sipping. But today is different. More

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