CHRISTMAS #BEERS – 2011 “HOPPY” HOLIDAY EDITION

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Sweet Water Brewing Company Website
Sweet Water Brewing Company on Twitter
Anchor Brewing Company Website
Anchor Brewing Company on Twitter

Christmas. The moment of the year when even a notoriously cynical Grinch such as myself shelves the snotty personality for the warm fuzzies of family time. To me, Christmas is an amalgamation of experience. I may have long ago traded the unbridled anticipation of the countdown – one that intensified with each flip of the advent calendar – for a more mature” looking forward to,” but the culmination of experience still brushes the coal dust off my skeptical heart.

Shiner (Spoetzl Brewery) “Holiday Cheer”

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Shiner (Spoetzl Brewery) Website
Shiner (Spoetzl Brewery) on Twitter

For those who went searching in vain for the Abita Select Oyster Stout last week, I apologize. Turns out I wasn’t the only one who fell for this amazing ale and the limited supplies disappeared quicker than Halloween candy left on an unattended porch. It’s bound to happen from time to time as I write this over a week in advance. It was certainly not my intention to lead the readers on a wild goose chase.