With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to start menu planning. Our favorite part is the pairing process. With the cold weather blowing in and new brews coming with it, there’s almost too much to choose from. What beers go best with Christmas dinner? We’ve pulled together 8 different options to satisfy every palate. Light, heavy, spiced, and more. Here are the 7 best brews for your holiday meal.
Axe & Arrow | Brewhast | Lager – Munich Dunkel | 5.7% ABV
Brewhast is Axe & Arrow’s favorite traditional German lager, featuring subtle notes of toasty caramel. With an IBU of 21, it offers a balanced flavor and mild hoppy essence. Brewhast is made for easy drinking and cozy evenings with family.
Core3 Brewing | Pie Or Die | Stout | 4.1% ABV
A light and smooth blueberry stout with hints of vanilla, Pie or Die is the perfect dessert for an early dinner. Smooth and easy drinking, this brew offers the classic characteristics of a stout but with a light blueberry essence. Creamy notes of caramel blend seamlessly with the warm flavors of your holiday meal. Contains lactose.
Death of the Fox | Foxtoberfest | Märzen | 4.6% ABV
Death of the Fox’s first lager, Foxtoberfest is a true classic. Clean & crisp with a bready aroma, this beer is a classic accompaniment to a winter feast. Foxtoberfest features a stunning amber color and toasty flavor you won’t want to miss out on. Smooth and malty, it’s perfect for sipping alongside your meal.
Swedesboro Brewing | Breadbasket | American Pale Wheat Beer | 5% ABV
Swedesboro was once known for producing so much wheat that in the 1700s it was given the nickname “The Breadbasket.” Since most of the wheat was exported to European countries like Germany, Swedesboro’s Wheat Beer is their tribute to the traditional wheat-based hefeweizen of Bavaria. Breadbasket is a perfect selection for those seeking a beer with a lighter body that remains full of flavor. Bready and hearty, it’s truly the perfect brew for the cooler months.
Eight & Sand Beer Co. | Monkey & The Engineer | Wheat Beer – Hefeweizen | 4.3% ABV
Christmas dinner is weighty enough, Monkey & The Engineer keeps your drink light & refreshing as the ideal companion. With a creamy mouthfeel and bright flavors or banana, wheat, clove, and vanilla, this brew flaunts the flavors of winter while keeping things light & easy.
Farmers & Bankers | Cow Tippin | Milk Stout | 5.6% ABV
Brewed with an heirloom variety of barley, Marris Otter, known for its deep rich flavor, this is a milk stout you don’t want to miss out on. With delicate flavors of malt & pale chocolate, Cow Tippin is your ideal holiday dessert. Farmers & Bankers pours this one on nitro for extra creaminess. Contains lactose.
Armageddon Brewing | Ichabod’s Bane | Pumpkin Cider | 6.66% ABV
Crafted to be “devilishly good,” Armageddon’s signature pumpkin cider is here to satisfy all of your gluten-free & cider-drinking friends. This brew features a pumpkin flavor that’s not overpowering and spicy notes all throughout. This cider finishes very clean. With 6.66% ABV, Ichabod’s Bane sits perfectly alongside your winter feast.
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