First of the Holiday brews have arrived!

Xmas Brews

Fantome de Noel – Fantome – A very dark and entirely unique holiday seasonal saison style beer. Reportedly spiced with honey,
caramel, coriander, black pepper, and other secret ingredients. – 10% abv

Nøgne Ø/Jolly Pumpkin/Stone Special Holiday Ale – Batch 2 Brewed at Nøgne Ø
 This is the second release of Special Holiday Ale, which was first brewed in San Diego in 2008. Each brew is following the same recipe,
including Michigan chestnuts, white sage from southern California and Norwegian juniper berries, but differences in brewing and aging
practices produce different beers. Cheers to being different! Skål! – 8.5% abv

A dark medium bodied brown ale that pours a frothy creamy tan head with light lacing.  Predominant sage and fresh mint aroma with light
roasted chocolate throughout. A sweet malt flavor with undertones of roasted chestnuts and herbs that ends pleasantly dry. – 8.5% abv

Tjeeses 2012– Struise –  A strong, blond, winter beer with a fluffy white head and elegant aroma.
It has flavors of dried fruits, spices, refreshing herbs and noble hops. – 10% abv  

Tjeeses Reserva 2011– Struise – A special barrel aged version of Tsjeeses, aged this year in bourbon barrels. – 10% abv

Pere Noel
– DeRanke – A Christmas ale, though very different from any other Christmas ales you might know.
While most Christmas ales are rich & sweet, this one is amber-colored, . Strong and tastes quite bitter.
The complex taste is completed with the addition of liquorice. In the recipe we can also find pale malt, Munich malt,
Caramel malt, Brewers Gold hops and Hallertau hops. – 7% abv

Noel des Geants
– Des Legendes -The beer is a dark plum color that shows a lightly hazed, red / pale amber hue when
held up to the light. The aroma smells spicy (sort of like pepper, coriander and a touch of elderberry) up front backed
by fruit and rich malt notes. This smells a bit like a dark, sweet, spicy, holiday sweet bread. The malt has a nuttiness to
it and almost smells of port or even sherry in the finish and perhaps even a touch of toasted grain character. – 8.5% abv

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