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Christmas Beer: The Cheeriest, Tastiest, and Most Unusual Holiday Brews

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Christmas beers, also known as Winter Warmers, are a tradition dating back at least 2,000 years, with the ancients making highly intoxicating brews to celebrate winter’s Saturnalia. This brewmaking evolved into a holiday celebration when medieval monks, the world’s first professional brewers, pulled out their finest ingredients to produce soul-warming styles for the occasi ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published September 23rd 2008 by Universe
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Sep 30, 2011 Jon rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Great little book on Christmas beers. The author obviously loves beer and the book is a quick read and covers a bit of beer lore related to christmas as well as reviews of some of his favorite christmas beers. Also included are some recipes for homebrew, although honestly only one or two. Then many more about using beer in Christmas foods. [return][return]I need to try to read some books on wine, I wonder if they tend to be so chock-full of little facts and short little history stories.[return][ ...more
Great read about holiday/Christmas beers and winter warmers.

If you're like me and enjoy the year's end darker, richer spiced beers, this is a great guide through the details and history of such brews as well as a ranking of the author's top 50 and 100 other favorites. Of all of them, I've had 22 of the top 50 and 43 out of the whole 150. In fact, my wife went out of her way to make sure I had at least 3 new winter beers I'd not tried before on hand for Yule and New Year's nights.

Now if I could
Frank Barrett
Beer drinkers rejoice! This is the bible for holiday brews.
1st third is stories about beer relevance to the holidays in different parts of the world and some individual brews. Rest of the book is basically a description/review of one Christmas/holiday brew per page. Fun read in the summer. Made me wish it were the Holiday season so I could go searching for the brews.
For my part I'm going to start brewing my holiday homebrew soon:)
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