Lagunitas Hairy Eyeball fan? The brewery’s November release has arrived in bombers. The beer is an American strong ale.
A roasty, toasty, malty, hangover-halting beer. Especially formulated for when you wake up feelin’ like you need to shave your eyeballs to see the new day.
Style: American Strong Ale
Availability: 22oz bombers. November seasonal.
9.4% ABV 56 IBUs
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Don’t think about your ex at Christmas. Think about Duclaw’s Old Flame.
“A union of fruity esters and rich caramel malt sweetness, will seduce your senses and rekindle forgotten passions, while a warming 7% abv drowns your sorrows, opening your heart to a new love.”
This strong ale will help you celebrate the season the right now. Boozy. Find this love at Duclaw’s locations on December 11th & 12th.
Style: Strong Ale
Availability: on draft, 12 oz bottles
If you are a big fan of this beer, you already know it’s out there.
The seasonal release of Great Lakes Christmas Ale is always highly anticipated, as the beer has quite the cult following. The beer is brewed with honey, ginger, and cinnamon.
Style: (w/ Honey, Ginger, Cinnamon)
Hops: Mt. Hood, Cascade
Malts: Harrington 2-Row, Wheat, Crystal 45, Special Roast, Roasted Barley
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Seasonality: November, Annually
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Breckenridge Christmas Ale just turned 21 years old. It can now drink itself.
This spicy winter ale celebrates it’s 21st release with double the amount of keg cans in circulation. If you are in Colorado, a handful of hand labeled 1 liter gift bottles will be available. Sold at the tasting room in Denver, Colorado.
“The mini-keg is perfect for Christmas Ale” says Todd Thibault, Director of Marketing for the brewery. “It’s what craft beer is all about – gathering together to enjoy good company and good drink.”
Style: American Strong Ale
Hops: Chinook, Mt. Hood
Malts: Two Row Pale, Caramel, Chocolate, Black
Availability: 12oz bottles, Liter Cans. Nov-Dec, Annually.
This is the 3rd time Bludgeon Your Eye has been released. This black IPA is among the few offerings from Short’s that fit an actual style guideline. (Accidents happen!)
An India Black Ale, Bludgeon Yer Eye exists as a shining example that we at Short’s are capable of landing within stylistic guidelines (when those guidelines suit the beers we make). Intense fruity and floral aromas abound with a subtle malty fragrance reluctantly piercing through. A deep black color attunes the palate for rich, dark, roasted malt flavors. The unexpected twist comes in the finish when high hop bitterness takes over and resonates profoundly.
Bottles hit Michigan on November 20th.
Style: Black IPA
Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft. (Limited)
6.2% ABV, 75 IBUs
Spiteful Brewing (Chicago, IL) is shipping their seasonal, Jingle Balls, this week. This spiced ale is designed to help you through the cold Chicago winters.
Distribution is limited to Chicago and surrounding area.
Style: Spice Beer (w/ Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Ginger)
Availability: 22oz bombers
The next release of Deschutes The Abyss looms. The highly touted imperial stout arrives again in the brewery’s pubs on November 14th. Shortly after, on the 18th, The Abyss hits distribution throughout Deschutes 23 state footprint.
Deep, dark Imperial Stout, The Abyss has almost immeasurable depth and complexity. Hints of molasses, licorice and other alluring flavors make it something not just to quaff, but contemplate.
The Abyss is animperial stout is filled with dark malts, brewers’ licorice and black strap molasses and is then “dry hopped” with vanilla beans and cherry bark. It is finished in bourbon, Oregon oak and pinot noir barrels
Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Molasses, Licorice. Barrel Aged)
Availability: 22oz bombers, Draft. Limited.
Arrival: November 14, 2013