Lompoc brews 10 beers for holidays

How’s this for taking holiday beers seriously? The brewers at Lompoc Brewing in Portland, Oregon, have been created 10 different ones. The Lompoc Holiday Beer Extravaganza will feature nine of these on Nov. 29 at the Lompoc Sidebar. The tenth, a Chanukah beer, will be released at its own party at Sidebar on Dec. 14.

The 2011 Lompoc holiday seasonals include Blitzen Spiced Golden Ale, Cherry Christmas Sour Blend, Brewdolph Belgian Style Red, Holiday Cheer Robust Vanilla Porter, Jolly Bock German Style Bock, C-sons Greetings Imperial IPA, Bourbon Barrel Aged C-sons Greetings, Old Tavern Rat Barley Wine, Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Tavern Rat and 8 Malty Nights Chocolate Rye.

All beers except 8 Malty Nights will be on draft at Sidebar on November 29; most of the beers will also be available at the other Lompoc pubs: New Old Lompoc, Hedge House, Oaks Bottom and Fifth Quadrant. Two of the beers, C-sons Greetings and Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Tavern Rat, are also available in 22 ounce bottles.

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