In Cleveland, there is only one way to celebrate the holidays-

November 23rd, the night before Thanksgiving

Der Braumeister’s The 12 Beers of Christmas is here!

Make a toast to local beer, craft beer, imported beer, hard-to-find beer, and the world’s best Christmas ales. Santa’s sleigh visited jolly ol’ England, Ohio, Colorado, Texas, Austria, Belgium, and Germany to collect his beers, bringing all the good beer lovers of Cleveland the best ales from around the world! As a result, we promise both naughty and nice!

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Brace yourself, the list is COMPLETE!
  1. Apple Crumble, Crafted Artisan Meadery, Session Mead, 6 ABV: Mead or honey wine ferments the beer with honey. Like beer, mead sometimes blends flavors of fruits, spices, grains, or hops. But it’s generally higher in alcohol than beer and more in line with grape wine
  2. Grand Cru, Brasserie de l’Abbaye du Val-Dieu, Quad, 10.5 ABV: Dark in color, with a brownish and creamy head, the Grand Cru is a rich, whole, and powerful beer with a delicious long aftertaste. We find complex and surprisingly sweet aromas, subtly hidden because of the high degree of alcohol. The caramel mousse and roundness in the mouth perfectly harmonize with a medium bitterness and coffee flavors. Produced with heavily roasted malt from which it derives a more tangy taste.
  3. N’ice CHOUFFE, Achouffe Brewery, Dark Strong Ale, 10 ABV: When the little animals in Fairyland hibernate, the Achouffe gnomes love to gather in their cottage. They spend long evenings telling the best Ardennes stories by the gentle firelight while enjoying a delicious N’Ice CHOUFFE. Smooth and robust, with spicy notes of thyme and Curacao, this dark beer warms both hearts and atmospheres, making even the coldest winters joyful.
  4. Corsendonk Christmas Ale, Brouwerij Corsendonk, Belgian Dark Strong Ale, 8.1: This beer is a rich, dark, joyous brew to celebrate the holiday season. Its chocolate malt and spiciness aroma are reminiscent of the beautiful smells of holiday baking in Mom’s kitchen. Silky smooth on the palate, it’s predominantly malty, with smoky, spicy, and citrusy notes and a long, lingering finish that is lightly tart and malty.
  5. St.Bernardus Christmas Ale, Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV, Quad, 9.8 ABV : This Christmas beer pours a reddish-brown color. Big malt sweetness on the nose, with brown sugars and spice. The flavor profile of big malts, dark fruits, soft herbs, and balanced yeast create a warming alcohol and mild hop bitterness: Heavy-bodied but crisp upfront. Rated one of the best Christmas beers in the world!
  6. Oude Schaarbeekse Kriek, Boon, Brouwerij Boon, belgian lambic, 6.5 ABV: Fermented with real cherries, this beer is one of the finest examples of the 100% spontaneous fermentation fruit-Lambic style. 400 grams of wild cherries are within each liter of beer that has been aged in oak casks. Oude Kriek Lambic is kegged and then refemented. It is unsweetened, unfiltered, unpasteurised and has no artificial flavorings, preservatives or colorings added.
  7. Gulden Draak Smoked, Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V. in Ertvelde, Quadrupel (Quad), 10.5 ABV: This beer delivers all the sweet and bready malt flavors synonymous with Gulden Draak Classic along with strong hints of smoke. The smoke flavors comes from malts dried over an open flame.
  8. Ola Dubh 21, Harviestoun Brewery, English Stout, 8 ABV: meaning ‘Black Oil’ in Gaelic, is craftily created by taking our Old Engine Oil and maturing it in 21 year old Highland Park whisky casks. It is a collaboration between Harviestoun Brewery and Highland Park, Distiller of the Year*. With more than a stylistic nod to the classic Imperial Porters (and Stouts) of the nineteenth century.
  9. Delirium Noël, Brouwerij Huyghe, Belgian Dark Strong Ale, 10 ABV: Brewed only for Christmas and New Year, Noël completes the “Delirium” trilogy. Its appearance is a superb warm copper-to-red color, recalling “Nocturnum” except in its taste. It hides its subtlety with multiple levels of flavor and should be approached with confidence, with a tinge typical of Christmas, sauced with a sweet touch, then bitterness.
  10. Holiday Cheer, Spoetzl Brewery, Dunkelweizen, 4.2 ABV: Shiner Cheer is a fresh twist on a traditional Dunkelweizen, combining chocolaty, sweet flavors with hints of peach and pecan. Its thoroughly caramelized malts give it a deep color and complex taste that’s perfect for the holidays.
  11. Einbecker Winter-Bock, Brauhaus in Einbeck, Doppelbock, 7.5 ABV: Amber red in color, the malty character of this beer comes through with notes of chocolate, molasses, and dark fruits. A malty sweetness balances out with German hops. Best German Christmas Beer!
  12. Peanut Butter Hazelnut Caramel Chocolate Cake Stout, Hoppin’ Frog Brewery, 8 ABV: Rich and decadent, slightly sweet at first, but familiar stout flavors shine through

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