Holiday Beers

This month we have four different beers to cozy up with from three different breweries bringing you three different styles across two countries divided by a common language. First up an English Winter Warmer in the form of a Nut Brown Ale imported from Oxfordshire. From Connecticut we have a Double Dry Hopped Hazy Double IPA with holiday spices and a Double Pastry Stout meant to invoke spiced eggnog. Finally an imperial stout from Oklahoma with cacao nibs, chilies, Christmas spices, coffee & vanilla beans.

Happy Holidaze


Ridgeway Brewing - Warm Welcome

Location: Oxfordshire, England

Winter warmers are a common offering in England for the holiday months. Ridgeway’s winter warmer is available to us in the form of a Nut Brown Ale. Full of flavor for a style thats light in body, Nut Brown Ales are malty, nutty, and thirst quenching with a slight hop bite. 

Beer style: Nut Brown Ale

6% abv

Serve 40-45° F

Abomination Brewing - Gingerbread Fog

Location: North Haven, CT

A double dry hopped hazy double IPA with spices. Fruity and Juicy like most Hazy IPAs tend to be with a slight spicy gingerbread character that slowly creeps in with each sip. Fun!

Beer style: Spiced Hazy Double IPA

9.1% abv

Serve 40–45° F

Abomination Brewing - Santa’s Black Blood

Location: North Haven, CT

An imperial Pastry Stout with eggnog spices. Chocolatey, spicy, and a bit creamy. A full bodied decadent slow sipper that will not disappoint anyone with a sweet tooth. 

Beer style: Imperial pastry stout

13.3% abv

Serve 45–55° F

Praiirie - Christmas Bomb

Location: Oklahoma 

The holiday version of their infamous BOMB! Another spiced Imperial Stout with cacao nibs, chilies, christmas spices, coffee, and vanilla beans. Note: This beer is different every year. If you like stouts and haven't tried Prairie’s offerings, I recommend trying anything from their amazing line up. Top notch!

Beer style: Holiday Spiced Imperial Stout

13.0% abv

Serve 45–55° F

More stories

Gin Club Quarter 4 2022

For our final gin club selection of the year, we are featuring a locally-made gin that has roots in both the Bay Area and Korea. “Bok” is Korean fo...

Italian Wine Club December 2022: Italy's Green Heart

UMBRIA In 1906, the poet Giosuè Carducci became first Italian to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, largely on the strength of 56 poems he compose...