Christmas beers, also known as Winter Warmers, are a tradition dating back at least 2,000 years, with the ancients making intoxicating brews to celebrate winter’s Saturnalia. This brewmaking evolved into a holiday celebration when medieval monks, the professional brewers, pulled out their ingredients to produce soul-warming styles for the occasion. In the 21st century, 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 flavorful ales and lagers, brewed for the holidays.Beer expert Don Russell taps into holiday cheer with a look at unusual, exotic, rich, one-of-a-kind brews, detailing the styles and flavors that could 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 tales and trivia behind the beers, homebrew recipes and food recipes with Christmas beer as an ingredient, and instructions for building and cellaring a personal vintage holiday brews, 'Christmas Beer' aims to put even the most curmudgeonly beer drinker in the holiday spirit.
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Subtítulo: THE CHEERIEST, TASTIEST AND MOST SEASONAL BREWS