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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Win a 10 gallon brewing scuplture with

MoreBeer is hosting a competition to win a 10 Gallon Brewing Sculpture! All you need to do is to go to MoreBeers's new social network and register for an account! Easy as that! I've already done it, why haven't you? Read more HERE.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Caldera pouring at Bear Creek Beers this Friday

Caldera will be pouring on Friday, December 12th, from 5-7pm.
Come on down and enjoy!

Unfortunately this is all I know. I don't know which beers will be being poured, nor who from Caldara will be there, or even IF someone from Caldera will be there, but any event called "Free Beer Friday" insures that I will be there!

Great winter seasonal ales

I know most folks have their favorite beers. For me, favorites tend to change with the seasons. Now deeply in winter, I love the winter seasonal selections. Here is a list of a few of my most recent favorites:

Double Dog Double Pale Ale isn't a "seasonal" but it is a great beer to drink on cold dark winter days. Brewed by Flying Dog, this beer is big, coming in at 11.5% ABV and 85 IBUs. Most of the double IPAs and Pale Ales I have tried come in very sweet and leave an almost sticky aftertaste, but Double Dog doesn't. Its a pleasure to drink. Sadly, Flying Dog's winter seasonal K-9 Crusier isn't in any of my local stores, but I love all of their other beers, so I am keeping my fingers crossed that it will show up.

Jubelale is a winter seasonal from Deschutes, and comes in at 6.7% avb with 60 IBUs. A little sweet and nicely balanced with hops, its described as being "brewed with dark crystal malt creating a luscious holiday note with bountiful hops to excite your taste buds— it’s easy to see why Jubelale is the perfect complement to the season." This is one of those ales that I really look forward to each winter.

Full Moon Winter Ale is a new one for me. I just recently pick up a six pack and gotta say "It's GOOD!" Brewed by Blue Moon as their winter seasonal, its dark, a tiny bit sweet, and nicely malty without being too much of anything.