Christmas Beer: The Cheeriest, Tastiest, And Most Unusual Holiday Brews

by Don Russell
Photographed by Everett W. Faircloth

Rizzoli | September 23, 2008 | Hardcover |

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Christmas beers, also known as Winter Warmers, are a tradition dating back at least 2,000 years, with the ancients making highly intoxicating brews to celebrate winter's Saturnalia. This brewmaking evolved into a holiday celebration when medieval monks, the world's first professional brewers, pulled out their finest ingredients to produce soul-warming styles for the occasion. Today brewers continue the custom, either with centuries-old recipes or newfangled concoctions with spices and herbs, enabling thirsty beer fans to put aside their everyday favorites each winter and deck the halls with the world's most flavorful ales and lagers, brewed especially for the holidays.Beer expert Don Russell taps into holiday cheer with a look at the world's best-unusual, exotic, rich, one-of-a-kind brews-detailing the styles and flavors that will leave beer lovers in a froth. From Smuttynose Winter Ale to Santa's Butt to Troegs Mad Elf to Left Hand XXXmas, there's a beer for everyone, even a Hanukkah beer, He'Brew Jewbelation. Including funny tales and trivia behind the beers, homebrew recipes and food recipes with Christmas beer as an ingredient, and instructions for building and cellaring your own vintage holiday brews so you can enjoy Christmas 365 days a year, Christmas Beer will put even the most curmudgeonly beer drinker in the holiday spirit. Cheers!

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 208 Pages, 5.12 × 8.27 × 0.79 in

Published: September 23, 2008

Publisher: Rizzoli

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0789317966

ISBN - 13: 9780789317964

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Christmas Beer: The Cheeriest, Tastiest, And Most Unusual Holiday Brews

by Don Russell
Photographed by Everett W. Faircloth

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 208 Pages, 5.12 × 8.27 × 0.79 in

Published: September 23, 2008

Publisher: Rizzoli

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0789317966

ISBN - 13: 9780789317964

Table of Contents

Aass Juleøl Abita Christmas Ale Achilles Achouffe d’ Affligem Noël Ægir Julebrugg Alaskan Winter Ale Allagash Grand Cru Alpha Klaus Anchor Anderson Valley AnheuserBusch Anker Het Appalachian Atwater Winter Bock Avec les Bons Voeux Avery Bad Elf Bah Humbug Baladin Noël BaltimoreWashington Bavik Belgian Frostbite Bell’s Bethlehem Big Shot Binchoise Reserve Speciale La Bink Winterkoninkske Blaugies Blue Point Winter Ale Boston Boulder Boulevard BridgePort Brooklyn Winter Ale Brown Shugga’ Celebration Ale Choulette de Noël La Clay Pipe Clipper City Clootie Dumpling Coors Corsendonk Christmas Ale Criminally Bad Elf Cropton CuvéeMeilleurs Voeux Dahls Juleøl Delirium Noël Doggie Claws Dolle Brouwers De Dominion Winter Brew Dragonne La Dubuisson Frères Dupont Duyck Ebenezer Ale Eggenberg Faust Winter Festbier Fish Tale WinterFish Flying Dog Flying Fish Föroya Bjór Jola Bryggj Fort Collins FranchesMontagnes Full Sail Wassail Fürst Carl Weihnachtsbock Fürstliches Brauhaus Ellingen Gale George Geary’s Winter Ale George Gale Christmas Ale Goose Island Christmas Ale Gouden Carolus Noël Grand Cru Winter Reserve Great Divide Great Lakes Christmas Ale Grinnin’ Grizzly Haand HackerPschorr Superior Hair of the Dog Hale’s Ales Wee Heavy Winter Ale Harpoon Winter Warmer Harvey’s Christmas Ale Heartland Heavy Seas Winter Storm He’brew Jewbelation Herforder Weihnacht Hibernation Al
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Christmas beers, also known as Winter Warmers, are a tradition dating back at least 2,000 years, with the ancients making highly intoxicating brews to celebrate winter's Saturnalia. This brewmaking evolved into a holiday celebration when medieval monks, the world's first professional brewers, pulled out their finest ingredients to produce soul-warming styles for the occasion. Today brewers continue the custom, either with centuries-old recipes or newfangled concoctions with spices and herbs, enabling thirsty beer fans to put aside their everyday favorites each winter and deck the halls with the world's most flavorful ales and lagers, brewed especially for the holidays.Beer expert Don Russell taps into holiday cheer with a look at the world's best-unusual, exotic, rich, one-of-a-kind brews-detailing the styles and flavors that will leave beer lovers in a froth. From Smuttynose Winter Ale to Santa's Butt to Troegs Mad Elf to Left Hand XXXmas, there's a beer for everyone, even a Hanukkah beer, He'Brew Jewbelation. Including funny tales and trivia behind the beers, homebrew recipes and food recipes with Christmas beer as an ingredient, and instructions for building and cellaring your own vintage holiday brews so you can enjoy Christmas 365 days a year, Christmas Beer will put even the most curmudgeonly beer drinker in the holiday spirit. Cheers!

About the Author

Don Russell is one of America's leading beer writers. His award-winning "Joe Sixpack" column appears weekly in the Philadelphia Daily News, and he is the host of "Joe Sixpack's Happy Hour" on WPHT-AM, Philadelphia's number one talk station.

Editorial Reviews

"In your hunt for that perfect holiday elixir, there''s a brand-new book that can help....He came up with an awesome selection. It''s a great, informative read." ~The San Jose Mercury News

"Russell gives readers the lowdown on the best of these holiday offerings..." ~The Wine Buzz

"It is the first comprehensive collection." ~About Beer Magazine

"...a comprehensive look at holiday brewing history and tradition..." ~The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"The book is an entertaining history of holiday beer..." ~The Philadelphia Weekly
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