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Winter Beer Tasting 2008/2009

Posted by dugpark on November 1, 2008

The last few days have been pretty busy… from a beer perspective.  Much tasting has been going on related to some of the winter beers we have in the area.  Draft posts are started for each and I will be working on them over the next week or so. 

UPDATE UPDATE

Bringing together the two phases into one mother of a winte beer tasting list… drumroll, please:

Winter Beer Tasting 2008/2009 (in order of preference… +/- 1-2 up or down)

  1. Harvey’s Christmas Ale
  2. Port Brewing Santa’s Little Helper Imperial Stout
  3. Port Townsend Winter Ale
  4. Dick’s Double Diamond Winter Ale
  5. Jolly Roger Christmas Ale
  6. Scuttlebutt 10 Below Ale
  7. Michelob Winter’s Bourbon Cask Ale
  8. Elysian BiFrost Winter Ale
  9. Pyramid Sno Cap Ale
  10. Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale
  11. Alaskan Winter Ale
  12. Bridgeport Ebenezer Ale
  13. Full Moon Winter Ale
  14. Bad Elf Winter’s Ale
  15. Avery Old Jubilation Ale
  16. New Belgium 2 Below Ale
  17. Redhook Winter Hook
  18. Samuel Adams Winter Lager

**UPDATE**  The tasting and posting is complete and here you are, in order of preference:

PHASE 1

  1. Harvey’s Christmas Ale
  2. Jolly Roger Christmas Ale
  3. Pyramid Sno Cap Ale
  4. Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale
  5. Alaskan Winter Ale
  6. Bridgeport Ebenezer Ale
  7. Redhook Winter Hook
  8. Samuel Adams Winter Lager

We definitely had a good time trying all of these, so I hit Malt & Vine for another round and will be tasting and posting more in the coming weeks, so check back for phase 2!

**UPDATE**

Here we are folks, phase 2 has officially began and the beer reviews will start rolling in.

PHASE 2

  1. Port Brewing Santa’s Little Helper Imperial Stout
  2. Port Townsend Winter Ale
  3. Dick’s Double Diamond Winter Ale
  4. Scuttlebutt 10 Below Ale
  5. Michelob Winter’s Bourbon Cask Ale
  6. Elysian BiFrost Winter Ale
  7. Full Moon Winter Ale
  8. Bad Elf Winter’s Ale
  9. Avery Old Jubilation Ale
  10. New Belgium 2 Below Ale
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