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

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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...

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Don Russell is one of America’s leading beer writers. His award-winning "Joe Sixpack" column appears weekly in the Philadelphia Daily News, and he is the host of "Joe Sixpack’s Happy Hour" on WPHT-AM, Philadelphia’s number one talk station.
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 occasion. Today brewers continue the custom, either with centuries-old recipes or newfangled concoctions with spices and herbs, enabling thirsty beer fans to put aside their everyday favorites each winter and deck the halls with the world’s most flavorful ales and lagers, brewed especially for the holidays.Beer expert Don Russell taps into holiday cheer with a look at the world’s best—unusual, exotic, rich, one-of-a-kind brews—detailing the styles and flavors that will leave beer lovers in a froth. From Smuttynose Winter Ale to Santa’s Butt to Troegs Mad Elf to Left Hand XXXmas, there’s a beer for everyone, even a Hanukkah beer, He’Brew Jewbelation. Including funny tales and trivia behind the beers, homebrew recipes and food recipes with Christmas beer as an ingredient, and instructions for building and cellaring your own vintage holiday brews so you can enjoy Christmas 365 days a year, Christmas Beer will put even the most curmudgeonly beer drinker in the holiday spirit. Cheers!

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Dimensions 9.0x6.0x1.0
ISBN 9780789317964
Genre COOKING / Beverages / Beer
Format Hardcover
Pages 208
Publisher Date 2008-09-23 00:00:00.0
Publisher Universe Pub
Copyright Year 2008
Height 7.5 in
Wdth 5.25 in
Thickness 1.0 in
Unit weight 1.05 lb
Language English
Subtitle The Cheeriest, Tastiest and Most Unusual Holiday Brews
Audience General/trade
Authors Russell, Don

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  • Christmas Beer

    This was for my brother-in-law as a Christmas gift. It was perfect as he`s so hard to buy for! And it`s a hardcover, so it make it look pricey!

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  • Xmas Beers

    This is a great book to give any beer lover during the Christmas season. It's an fun, fact filled and, easy to read book. The author Don Russel is widely known as Joe Sixpack in newspaper and magazine article. That attests to his knowledge of brews from around the world. The book has hundreds of beers shown in catalog form with pictures taken by the highly talented E.W. Faircloth.This is a great buy so I got a couple to give to friends.

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