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.
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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Medium bodied, with notes of Tangerine, melon, papaya and citrus hop. Fresh and juicy, with grand drinkability.|
|6pk cn | 5.3% ABV | 40 IBUs|