MadTree Thundersnow – Beer Bros (video)

MadTree Thundersnow

MadTree Thunder Snow ABV: 8.5% IBU: 18 The conditions have to be just right for the formation of Thundersnow. Ginger, nutmeg, vanilla, hints of cinnamon and a bready malt sweetness are the secret. When you find this rare occurrence, savor it as long as you can. (text credit: The Beer Bros are a weekly craft […]

Rivertown Winter Ale – Beer Bros (video)

Rivertown Winter Ale

Rivertown Winter Ale ABV: 7.5% IBU: 34 Snow days. Comfy sweaters. Family and Friends. In search for the perfect balance of spice, warmth and body, we chose to brew this beer with Saigon Cinnamon, due to its unique balance of spicy and sweet, and Blackstrap Molasses known for its robust, rich, slightly bitter notes. Picture […]

Moerlein Christkindl – Beer Bros (video)

Moerlein Christkindl

Moerlein Christkindl – Winter Warmer ABV:6.95% IBU:30 You’ve discovered Moerlein Christkindl – a Winter Warmer inspired by the German spirit of Holiday giving. Unwrap this large malt bodied ale with the essence of chocolate sweetness. The balanced hop finish creates a subtle spice flavor sure to entice your taste buds and bring you that cozy, […]

Magic Hat Winter Mingle: Si No Me Dan De Beber Lloro!

Magic Hat Winter Mingle

Sitting by the fire with your fully decorated and lit Christmas tree listening to sounds of Chuito while the smell of mashed up plantains wafting through the air as the pasteles boil away in the kitchen. Its that time of year where you can almost taste the pernil on your lips and your knees get weak from the thought of the forthcoming […]

‘Tis the Season… To be Rude – Rude Elf’s Reserve (video)

Rude Elf Bottle

Brew Works – Rude Elf’s Reserve 10.5% ABV I recently got my hands on Rude Elf’s Reserve by Allentown Brew Works (the same Brew Works that Jay, Irv and I visited not long ago, that one being in Bethlehem, PA) and I had the chance to taste it and stack it up to other Christmas […]

Sour Power? The Bruery 5 Golden Rings

The Bruery 5 Golden Rings

The Bruery 5 Golden Rings 11.5% ABV Walking into a beer store this weekend I was amazed to see the biggest collection of Bruery beers I’ve ever seen in one place and to my surprise they had this year’s Christmas Ale offering, 5 Golden Rings. Without hesitation I picked up the beer and made a […]

Getting Blown Away by Thomas Hooker Nor Easter

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Thomas Hooker Nor’Easter Lager – 6% ABV So I’ve been delayed writing about this beer and I apologize. I’ve already had some of Thomas Hooker’s varieties, but this was my first winter selection from the Connecticut-based brewery. Because it is definitely a seasonal, most of you folks up north still have time to go find […]

Sprechen Sie Bier? Weissenohe Monk’s Christmas


Weissenohe Monk’s Christmas – 5.1% ABV I thought this was an interesting one. The look alone certainly caught my eye. Monk’s Christmas, eh? Fair enough. This one is brewed by Klosterbrauerei Weissenohe, a German brewer. Apparently this place has a long history. In 1050 AD, Benedictine monks opened the Weissenohe Abbey in Franconia where they […]

Texas Heat in the Jersey Winter – Curling up to Rahr & Sons Winter Warmer…


It wasn’t enough that Santa Claus was super good to me – I got myself brand new brewing equipment so now I can make my own beer anytime I want, as well as a four pack of pilsner glasses in which to put the fruits of my labor. I got more good news when a […]

What’s your idea of Noel? Gouden Carolus Noel


Picking this up, I expected something similar Delirium Noel a slightly spicy Belgian ale with the great mouthfeel and a malty overtone. What I got was something that took Belgian Christmas beers to the extreme and pushed my beer palate to the extreme. Like MMA this beer gives you it all: malts, fruits, high ABV, […]