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Old 11-15-2009, 12:23 AM   #1
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Just visited my local liquor store which allows mixing and matching 6-packs. Seems like a lot of the Christman/Winter beers are out. I got something called Troegs Mad Elf, Weyerbacher Winter Ale, and some other stuff. Looking forward to giving them a try. What are some people's favorites?

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Old 11-15-2009, 01:02 AM   #2
Sep 2009
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Morgan Street pub in St. Louis had a winter brew several years ago that I thought was really good. It was before my days of brewing so I couldn't tell you the name or any specifics. Sorry. All I remember was a slight/moderate cinnamon aftertaste.
Byson Stone Brewery

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Old 11-15-2009, 01:17 AM   #3
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Jul 2008
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Favorite commercial winter beers

St. Bernadus Bier De Noel, Pike's auld acquaintance and new belgium's 2 below

dOATmunder Export
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Old 11-15-2009, 01:31 AM   #4
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I usually like the Anchor Steam Special Holiday Ale. They brew a different recipe every year. Some are good, others are great, I haven't had a "bad one" yet.

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Old 11-15-2009, 01:58 AM   #5
Jul 2009
Geneva, OH
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I grab a six-pack of Great Lakes' Christmas Ale every year when it comes out.

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Old 11-15-2009, 02:04 AM   #6
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I like the Red Hook Brewery Winter Brew. Red Hook is becoming one of my favorite commercial breweries. They make beers that I would make. When my pipeline runs dry I go to the store and usually pick up something from Red Hook.
"Real men drink their freakin' yeast starters...."

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Old 11-15-2009, 02:10 AM   #7
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Anchor's Our Special Ale. It tastes great with some home made chocolate chip cookies.
My dog smells like PineSol and he insists on sitting on my lap.

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Old 11-15-2009, 02:19 AM   #8
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Deschutes Jubelale

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Old 11-16-2009, 02:01 AM   #9
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I tried two tonight at the local pub. I started with the Sam Adams Winter Lager. I usually enjoy it, but for some reason, it flopped a bit this year. I'll try it in the bottle to see if it was a matter of kegged v. bottle or possibly some unclean lines at the pub.

Next, I tried the Blue Point Winter. That was delicious. Had a nice balanced maltiness to it. If I get back there, I'll try the Red Hook and the Harpoon Winter Ale.
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Old 11-16-2009, 02:17 AM   #10
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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale.

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