Archive | December, 2010

Beer Bottle Chandelier

For the beer lover who has everything, there’s the Three Tier Beer Bottle Chandelier. At $675, it’s sure to be one of the only one of its kind in your neighborhood. Best of all, you can put your own beer bottles in the chandelier.

Beer Bottle Chandelier

Nothing says, “Welcome to my place” like this three tier beer bottle chandelier. When illuminated, it cast a beautiful glow on your ceiling. Sold without bottles, (we will provide bottles at no charge if you pay the additional shipping).

Features: The frame is constructed of 12-gauge steel and solid steel rods
Electrical mounting kit is supplied
Holds 4 bulbs
Your choice of dark brown patina, galvanized steel or gunmetal black finish

Rogue Santa’s Private Reserve

Rogue’s annual holiday offering, Santa’s Private Reserve, is a variation of the classic Saint Rogue Red, but with double the hops — including Chinook, and Centennial, and a mystery hop called Rudolph by head brewer John “more hops” Maier!

Santa's Private Reserve

A double-hopped Red, reddish in color, with a roasty, malty flavor and a hoppy spruce finish, using 10 Ingredients:

Malts: Great Western Harrington, Klages, Munich & Hugh Baird Carastan 30-37 & 13-17, Crystal 70-80.
Hops: Chinook & Centennial.
Yeast & Water: Rogue’s Pacman Yeast and Free Range Coastal Water.

44 IBU
73.1 AA
26º Lovibond

Gouden Carolus Christmas

In 2002, after 38 years, a tradition of making a Gouden Carolus Christmas beer was restored.

Gouden Carolus

Gouden Carolus Christmas is a strong dark ruby-red beer with character and a alcohol percentage of 10,5% Vol. It is brewed at the end of August. Then it rests for several months to obtain a optimal balance in taste and flavours. Specific herbs are added in the different stages of the brewing process. Three different kinds of hops, and 6 different kind of herbs and spices make this Christmas beer a ‘special class’.

Christmas in Germany

In many towns, craftsmen and shopkeepers set up lavish Christkindlmarkts (holiday markets) selling handmade decorations, puppets, toys, and wood carvings.


It’s a tradition to drink gluhwein, a hot mulled wine, but usually you’ll find a vendor selling bottles of weihnachtsbier — typically a bock.


On Christmas Eve, some traditionalists still serve bier fisch — carp cooked in beer.

Excerpted from Don Russell’s Christmas Beer, a perfect stocking stuffer. Pick up a copy for every beer lover on your shopping list at Amazon or buy one directly from the author.

Baladin Noel

Le Baladin Noel, from Italy’s Birreria Baladin, is brewed in the tradition of an ancient winter warmer. A strong complex beer that will keep you warm during the cold months of winter and accompany any festivities.

Noel Baladin

Le Baladin Noel’s is an ale with complex aromas: flowery of rose, hint of dried fruits, caramel tasting, banana, cherry, plum, toffee, cocoa, licorice and peppery notes. Excellent with black chocolate, a glass of Nöel is perfect for a special night.