It’s Christmas time in Arkansas. A time when aromas of gingerbread and cinnamon fill your home, beautiful light displays dazzle your senses, children act like spoiled brats, and finally, you realize that you can’t freaking stand your extended family. Fear not, innocent victims, beer is here to help. Along with the wonderful flavors found in these holiday creations, comes a gentle, calming sensation that only comes with winter warmers and ABV thereof.
If there is anything we impart to you, it is this: Beer is always a welcome gift. Go out there and get everyone some beer…You’ll be the cool guy or girl this Christmas. This wonderful Holiday cheer is but a package store away. Go forth and conquer this holiday season, bottle in hand.
Scaldis Noel – A beer geek’s dream. Caramel, nutmeg, cinnamon and ripe peach are sure to put you in the spirit.
St. Bernardus Christmas Ale – This festive bottle houses a Belgian Christmas treat, complete with rich dark fruit, brown sugar, caramel, and a bready malt backbone.
Evil Twin Lil’ B – Dark chocolate, nuts, dark roasted coffee and overly ripe dark fruit are a great companion for a cold winter night.
Prairie Artisan Ales Christmas Bomb! – This is a tough one to track down. Christmas Bomb! contains all of the wonder of Bomb! with Christmas spices added. You will not be disappointed.
Green Flash Double Stout – This beer is like a double chocolate milkshake with extra cream. Well-hidden hops, licorice, and hints of cinnamon and brown sugar round out this beautifully constructed Stout.
Green Flash West Coast IPA – Don’t forget the classic hoppy beer that could make for a fun “black and tan” with the above mentioned sibling! This benchmark beer will flood your senses with waves of grapefruit, pine, tropical fruits and the fittingly appropriate Christmas tree.
Wine Ice Cream – Yes! Arkansas is finally able to brag to our neighbors about the cool new thing – ice cream that makes you drunk. I don’t know about you, but I plan on researching how to pair this ice cream with every single food item in my house. Ask your local liquor store about this specialty item.
St. Bernardus ABT. 12 – We have to include this 5-diamond beer because any beer lover, or new-to-loving-beer explorer, will appreciate the deep complexity this give you: chocolate, plum, caramel, figs, candi sugar and more await this perfect gift for anyone who has more than 2 working taste buds.