Laurelwood Vinter Varmer

The Vinter Varmer from Laurelwood Public House & Brewery is out now on draft and in 22 oz. bottles in and around Portland, Oregon.

Laurelwood Vinter Varmer

This strong ale is as rich and complex as it is drinkable. A blend of six malts and four hops creates an ale with deep carmel character, spicy hop flavor and a dry roasty finish. It’s spelled differently because it’s Vonderful.

6.4% ABV
49 IBUs
O.G. 16 º Plato

Get Lit

If you hate those cheesy nightlights they sell at tourist traps throughout the universe but still appreciate being able to find your way to the loo in the middle of the night without injury or blinding yourself, then Get Lit is for you.

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You can get a nightlight made out of your favorite beer bottle, and the website has over 180 of them to choose from, though many are macro brands. Even if you don’t see your personal favorite, they also do special orders.


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At $19.95, they’ll make a great stocking stuffer. Even if beer’s not your thing, they have ones made from wine, soda, condiments and liquor minis, too.


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Iron Hill Triple Bock

On November 28, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, will release their Triple Bock, a heady, high-alcohol winter brew that is a perfect way to warm up as the weather starts to get cooler. Brewed for a special, limited holiday release of just 1,300 bottles, Triple Bock is the newest addition to Iron Hill’s Reserve Bottle Beer line, large bottles designed to drink in the restaurant, take home or for a gift for the beer lover. Triple Bock will be available for sale at all seven Iron Hill locations.

“Triple Bock is a strong, dark lager, a more potent version of a classic German Doppelbock,” says Phoenixville Head Brewer Tim Stumpf, who created and brewed the recipe. “We’ve crafted ours with a smooth, roasted flavor that balances its higher alcohol content and makes it easy to enjoy.”

Triple Bock will be sold in 375 ml bottles, at 13.2 % alcohol. Bottles will retail for $12, or $25 with a limited edition Triple Bock t-shirt. Both the beer and the t-shirt will be sold with complimentary 3-D glasses, making them a fanciful and innovative holiday gift for beer lovers.

Iron Hill Triple Bock

Triple Bock’s eye-catching 3-D label was designed by gifted local graphic artist Jeff Schaller of PinkCow Studio. Schaller also created the signature wall murals at several Iron Hill locations. The label features a long-horned ram, the traditional symbol for Bock style beers, and is meant to be viewed through 3-D glasses that make the ram’s horns appear to leap off the bottle.

“This is a special beer, and it deserved a special label,” says Iron Hill Director of Brewing Operations Mark Edelson. “Jeff has created some amazing art for us over the years, and we’re thrilled to include his spectacular design on our newest bottled beer.”

Triple Bock joins other bottled reserve beers available for the holidays, including Abbey Dubbel, Barleywine, Belgian Tripel, The Cannibal, Russian Imperial Stout, Old Ale 2005 and 2007, Fe 10 Anniversary Ale, Quadrupel, Oak-Aged Quadrupel, Wee Heavy, Rauchbier and Saison. In addition, the Old Ale 2008 will be released in December.

Widmer Brothers’ Brrr

Forget the hats and mittens and forgo the space heater, Kurt and Rob Widmer have brewed up a better way to stay warm this winter — open a cold one of Brrr, Widmer Brother‘s first new winter ale in four years.

Available now through the first week of January, Brrr is a moderately strong dark red ale that embodies the notable “Pacific Northwest style” citrus hop aroma and flavor. The new brew provides a tangible flavor that ultimately transitions into a candy-like malty sweetness and quick finish. Caramel and chocolate malts provide flavor complexity, and an enticing color. If you want to try it before you buy it, come on out for the Brrr Release Tour – through the end of November we’re making stops throughout the Pacific Northwest, handing out samples of the best darn winter ale ever made.

No promises, but the odds are good that you’ll be the hit of the holiday party if you show up with some bottles of Brrr. To help get you in the giving mood, six-packs of Brrr come with a built-in gift tag, making it a fast and refreshing gift idea for any party or craft brew lover — including yourself!

Widmer Brrr

Keeping with the seasonal cheer, Kurt and Rob have come up with another awesome e-card to celebrate Brrr (and ensure at least one holiday card arrives on time)! We can all agree it’s better to give than to receive. Once again we’re giving $1 to Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest for each e-card sent. By sending an e-card, you’re helping support kids who don’t have a big brother in their life (or! just want someone to throw snowballs at). Check out the website to get started!