Beer Bucket List: December Edition

December 6, 2013

Ho! Ho! Ho! It's time for a new bucket list. It's the perfect time of year to sit by the fire and taste a new beer. We've picked five must-try beers for December, several of which are holiday-themed beer. Take some time and sip one of these beers in front of your Christmas tree. Can you try them all before January?  

High Gravity Beers at Bluegrass Market

Old Man Winter, Southern Tier

A rich marriage of hops and barley to cast light upon the evening and melt your mind out of the snowdrifts. A deceptively strong brew, it’s best to sit and ponder with this old man, sip by sip. 

IPA, Southern Tier

Southern Tier’s IPA is intrepid ale, triple-hopped on its journey to your glass for a truly aromatic experience.   

Low Gravity Beers at Bluegrass Beverages Market & Deli

Accumulation White IPA, New Belgium

Big and bitter, just what this IPA ordered. Sweetness just barely dents its IBU armor. Nevertheless the addition of wheat really smooths out the rough bitter edge. Brewing a white IPA was not only a way to salute the white beauty falling from the sky, but a direct revolt to the longstanding tradition of brewing dark beers for winter. 

White Christmas, Samuel Adams

A special time of year calls for a special brew.  This brew combines the crispness of a white ale with the warmth of familiar holiday spices.

On Tap at the Growler Station at Bluegrass Beverags Market & Deli

Portly Stout, Turtle Anarchy

Portly Stout is a robust stout. It is brewed with three different dark malts and has a creamy, smooth feel. The brewer kept the hops to a minimum so that the roasted malt character could be the predominant aspect of the beer. It is just a solid, straight-up stout. 

Download your own beer bucket list and check each beer off as you try it. Merry Christmas to you!