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It’s my favorite time of the year! To celebrate and get in the mood, I got creative and came up with a beer list for the Twelve Days of Christmas. I hope you enjoy drinking along. Happy Holidays.

– Cassie

The Twelve Beers of Christmas


On the First Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me A Partridge in a Pear Tree.

Ace Cider | Perry Cider
ace-perry-cider
A cider with apple and pear juices. Semi sweet, with a nice tart finish.
6pkbtl | 5% ABV | N/A IBUs

 


On the Second Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me Two Turtle Doves.

Tallgrass | Songbird | Saison
Songbird Saison This Belgian style Saison has notes of lemon and citrus hops and hints of apricot and stone fruit. Well balanced with a light dry finish.
4pk 16oz cn | 4.8% ABV | 17 IBUs

 


On the Third Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me Three French Hens.

Old Speckled Hen
Old Speckled Hen In this case, not French, but English and as English as you can get. Malty toffee notes, distinctive caramel notes and a bit of fruit that rounds out the finish.
4pk 16oz cn | 5% ABV | N/A IBUs

 


On the Fourth Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me Four Calling Birds.

Boulevard | The Calling | Double IPA
Boulavard The Calling Calling you with its bursting tropical fruit and pine hop notes. Slight sweet malt flavor that finishes with a crisp dry finish.
4pk btl | 8.5% ABV | 75 IBUs

 


On the Fifth Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me Five Gold Rings.

Steel Toe | Provider | Golden Ale
steel-toe-provider-cans Made right here in St. Louis Park, MN they give us an excellent light and refreshing beer to be enjoyed. Subtle bready notes with mild floral hops.
6pk 12oz cn | 5% ABV | 15 IBUs

 


On the Sixth Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me Six Geese-a-Laying.

Goose Island | Winter Ale
Goose Island Winter Ale A brown ale with wonderful notes of roasted caramel and nutty chocolate. The perfect winter warmer.
6pk btl | 5.3% ABV | 25 IBUs

 


On the Seventh Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me Seven Swans-a-Swimming.

Harpoon | Winter Warmer
Harpoon Winter Warmer This brewing company is one of the most recent to expand their distribution to Minnesota and boy, are we lucky. This cinnamon and nutmeg beer is Christmas in a bottle. I say for the winter – I would go swimming with this one!
6pk btl | 5.9% ABV | 23 IBUs

 


On the Eighth Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me Eight Maids-a-Milking.

Left Hand | Nitro Milk Stout
milk-stout-nitro Pour like you have never poured a beer before and you will be pleasantly treated with the fantastic milk stout from Left Hand Brewing Company. A nice fat head, much like whipped cream, will be the topper on this chocolatey, roasty milk stout. Nice hints of coffee and mocha.
6pk btl | 6% ABV | 25 IBUs

 


On the Ninth Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me Nine Ladies Dancing.

The Bruery | 9 Ladies Dancing | Belgian Strong Dark
9-ladies-bottle-web-167x480 Out of California, The Bruery offers an American Strong ale brewed with cacao nibs, coffee, vanilla and lactose. Flavors inspired by the mouthwatering dessert, Tiramisu.
750ml | 11.3% ABV | N/A IBUs

 


On the Tenth Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me Ten Lords-a-Leaping.

Hoppin Frog | Boris The Crusher | Oatmeal Imperial Stout
Hopping Frog Roasty, malty, and full-bodied, like an oatmeal stout should be. Very drinkable, even with the higher ABV, I would leap into this one!
22oz | 9.4% ABV | 60 IBUs

 


On the Eleventh Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me Eleven Pipers Piping.

Kona Brewing | Pipeline Porter
KBC_PLP_12oz_bottle This gem is brewed with Kona Coffee from the Islands of Hawaii. Roasty, and delicious. Perfect for a Minnesota winter night.
6pk btl | 5.4% ABV | 23 IBUs

 


On the Twelfth Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me Twelve Drummers Drumming.

Odell | Drumroll | American Pale Ale
ODE-Drumroll-Can-1 Medium bodied, with notes of Tangerine, melon, papaya and citrus hop. Fresh and juicy, with grand drinkability.
6pk cn | 5.3% ABV | 40 IBUs

 

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