Finally the Christmas season has come and gone from our calenders.  Christmas parties, family dinners, presents, the 24 hour marathon of A Christmas Story on TNT (you know you watched it too), using up the remainder of vacation time…yes, all the typical trappings that come with the yule tide season.

At the annual Mercurio Christmas Party, I got to crack open some killers bottles for my guests such as Goose Island Bourbon County Cherry Rye (which was outstanding), Ithaca Le Bleu, Fantome Clos Peral Batch 2 and  Bruery 5 Golden Rings.  I also had a Beer Advocate user hit me up about being in town for the holidays, who stopped by the party with special release bottles of Eclipse 18 year Elijah Craig 50/50 and Eclipse 20 year Elijah Craig 50/50 (thanks Anotherjoe) too.

Thankfully, amongst all those doings, there was still time to tick a beer or two through all of it.

Top 5 Beer Reviews for December:

  • Russian River Beatification ~ American Wild Ale ~ 4.68 /5 Rating
  • Bruery Fruet ~ Old Ale ~ 4.58 /5 Rating
  • Hofbrau (Pittsburgh) Weizenbock ~ Weizenbock ~ 4.48 /5 Rating
  • Hill Farmstead Juicy ~ Saison / Farmhouse Ale ~ 4.45 /5 Rating
  • Unibroue La Fin du Monde ~ Triple ~ 4.43 /5 Rating

The  5 Beer Reviews that brought the least amount of christmas cheer for December:

  • Ottos Pub and Brewery Arthurs British IPA ~ English IPA ~ 3.20 /5 Rating
  • Brooklyn Brewing The Defender ~ American Amber / Red Ale ~ 3.03 /5 Rating
  • Guinness Black Lager ~ Euro Dark Lager ~ 2.93 /5 Rating
  • Boston Brewing Company Norse Legend ~ Sahti ~ 2.80 /5
  • And Santa’s Black Coal beer for December was Sapporo Premium Beer ~ Japanese Rice Lager ~ 2.60 /5 Rating.

Coming Very Soon…

The Year in Review….and…. Gang Bang III Packing Party

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