Chinese Beer Tree

In 2007 in Baolong Square in Fuzhou, the capital of southeast China’s Fujian Province, they erected a 30-foot high Christmas tree made with 4,000 beer bottles.

Chinese Beer Tree

Santa’s Butt

“They said it couldn’t be done, but we did it:” Santa’s Butt, the beer, coming to a theater near you for the holidays. It’s a splendid, satisfying Winter Porter at 6% — a souped-up version of the classic Entire Butt Porter that you’ve enjoyed in the past. Everyone wants a piece of Santa’s Butt, from England’s Ridgeway Brewery.

Santa's Butt

This special porter is made for winter — rich and warming, the way they like it in the North Pole. It was inspired by this famous line from a well-loved children’s story book:

“And Santa sat on his great butt, drinking a hearty brew.”

In case you find that amusing, we hasten to point out that in England “butt” refers to a certain barrel used in brewing — a very large barrel, in fact, holding 108 imperial gallons. Back in the day it was quite a normal thing for a brewery to put its beer up in a large butt for storage.

Annette’s Beer Brittle

If you’d like some a little different for the beer lover on your list this holiday season, you should check out Anette’s Chocolates of Napa Valley Beer Brittle. There are two varieties available.

Anette's beer Brittle

First there’s Brent’s Micro-Brew Beer Brittle, consisting of Spanish Peanuts, Ale, Brittle & Salt. It’s $9.95 for a 1/2 pound.

Anette's beer Brittle

And also Brent’s Fiery Micro-Brew Beer Brittle, beer brittle “with a kick.” It’s $9.95 for an 8 oz. bag.

Bell’s Christmas Ale

From our fields to your holiday. A malt driven scotch ale, made with 100% Michigan grown barley and a blend of Pacific Northwest and Michigan hops. A bit of cheer from the north country, sure to make any occasion festive.

Bell's Christmas Ale

Bell’s Brewery is creating a new holiday ale this year, it’s called Christmas Ale and is a Scotch Ale, “brewed with 100% Michigan barley and a blend of Pacific Northwest and Michigan hops.”

Carlsberg Tree

Most of the trees made with beer bottles use only one kind of bottle, giving it a certain symmetry. What makes this tree different is that the creator used a different bottle for each of the four layers.

Carlsberg Tree