Tis the season for really good hearty beers. Here are a few of my fav's that your local fine beer establishments should be offering NOW.
St-Feullien Cuvee de Noel - 9%ABV spicked Belgian beer Yakima Glory - 8.7%ABV dark IPA, fantastic, and local to PA 21st amendment hop crisis - 11.8% ABV Duchesse De Bourgogne - 6.2% ABV Flanders Red Ale. It's a sour beer Corsendonk Christmas Ale - 8.5% ABV Belgian Dark Stron Ale
Got to know Corsendonk ABA a few years ago and I think it's available year round. There's a local place that looks like a biker dive but they have about 10 beers on tap and serve an amazing strip steak. Corsendonk ABA is on tap there and delicious, either before or after steak
Molson XXX is a good beer! My brother used to fish up in Canada every year. He'd bring back two cases. Thats all you could bring back over the border. I don't know if you can get that in the states now or not. Always been a Bud man myself. Hey! anybody remember the Bud man stickers?
Molson XXX certainly has some kick, if you are looking for a high octane lager it is a good choice. It is available in my local grocery store, but then again I live right on the border. Molson Dry is also good, but I think it is only available North of the border.
Try a case of Sam Adams Nobel Pils. It's a seaonal brew they're doing this winter. Normally I'm not a big Sam Adams fan; but, this stuff is really good---but only if you want to grow hair on your chest...
watkinsdr wrote:Try a case of Sam Adams Nobel Pils. It's a seaonal brew they're doing this winter. Normally I'm not a big Sam Adams fan; but, this stuff is really good---but only if you want to grow hair on your chest...
I don't know if a Pils would grow any hair, but SANP is good. I've had it on tap at the end of last winter but never bottled. Time to start looking for it again
I slowed way down on my libations but.......I couldn't help myself recently. I wandered into the local packy and spied a four pack of "Wee Heavy" by Sam Adams. Ahhhhhh something new (to me). Don't drink this beer if you are going swimming. You'll go straight to the bottom. It has a peat smoke malt and you definitely taste it. It is a flavor explosion. Almost reminds me of a badly burned slice of toast. Little sweet, lot of bitter. Oh,....did I mention it is 20 proof. Forgot the peanuts. I think I'm going to go fall down now.
Ah yes! A favorite style of mine too, the Scotch Ales be they are Sam's isn't a bad offering but IMHO, I'd choose Old Chub (8% abv) from Oscar Blues. Don't let the can scare you but it deserves a nice glass to appreciate all it is. Founder's Backwoods Bastard (10.2% abv) is seasonal Sctoch Ale and out now - I'm on the lookout for this one!