208 pages, 8.64 × 5.25 × 1.1 in
September 23, 2008
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 KlausAnchorAnderson ValleyAnheuserBusch Anker Het Appalachian Atwater Winter Bock Avec les Bons VoeuxAvery Bad Elf Bah Humbug Baladin NoëlBaltimoreWashington BavikBelgian Frostbite Bell’sBethlehem Big Shot Binchoise Reserve Speciale La Bink Winterkoninkske Blaugies Blue Point Winter Ale Boston Boulder BoulevardBridgePortBrooklyn Winter Ale Brown Shugga’ Celebration AleChoulette de Noël LaClay Pipe Clipper City Clootie Dumpling Coors Corsendonk Christmas AleCriminally Bad Elf Cropton CuvéeMeilleurs Voeux Dahls Juleøl Delirium NoëlDoggie ClawsDolle Brouwers De Dominion Winter Brew Dragonne La Dubuisson Frères DupontDuyck Ebenezer AleEggenberg 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 AleGouden Carolus Noël Grand Cru Winter Reserve Great Divide Great Lakes Christmas Ale Grinnin’ Grizzly Haand HackerPschorr Superior Hair of the DogHale’s Ales Wee Heavy Winter Ale Harpoon Winter Warmer Harvey’s Christmas Ale Heartland Heavy Seas Winter Storm He’brew Jewbelation Herforder Weihnacht Hibernation Ale High Falls High Point Hitachino Nest Commemorative AleHofbräu Festbier Hook Norton Hoppy Holidaze Flavored Ale HuygheIsolation Ale
From the Publisher
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.
"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