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12 Beers of Christmas

The holiday season is upon us and we thought it would be festive to countdown the days until the 25th with the 12 Beers of Christmas! Because who doesn’t like to curl up next to a warm fire with a beer & classic holiday movie? Check out our suggested beer & movie pairings below.

We will be offering $2 off each pint on the featured beer each day in our Brighton, CO taproom! Holiday movies will be playing on our TV’s inside the taproom as well. Enjoy a beer with us or grab a mix a six-pack to take home and enjoy with friends and family at home.

December 13th – Disconnected Red + Rudolph….because who doesn’t love a red nose?!

December 14th – Type 2 + Die Hard… because we are “Die Hard” fans of VW’s!

December 15th – Reactor #5 Russian Imperial Stout + It’s a Wonderful Life… because this duo will make you feel all warm and cozy.

December 16th – Top Secret! Altbier + Christmas Vacation… because there is nothing better than this “Alt”ernative of having Christmas with the Griswolds.

December 17th- #42 Poblano Stout + The Grinch… because maybe The Grinch would have been in a better mood if he had some Poblano Stout in his belly.

December 18th – Oi! Burton Ale + The Muppet’s Christmas Carol… because we love all the Muppets especially “Burt.”

December 19th – Starry Night Cascadian Dark Ale + Nightmare Before Christmas

December 20th – ApreShred Winter Ale + Home Alone… because we think this beer would be what Kevin’s family could have used after such a stressful ordeal.

December 21st – Type 3 + Frosty The Snowman… because we don’t think Frosty should be driving a Type 3 VW in the snow… good thing he took a train.

December 22nd -Belgian Quad + A Christmas Story… because after shooting your eye out, it’s the only thing that will numb the pain.

December 23rd – 10,000 Summers Saison + The Santa Clause… because we think Santa would enjoy this beer with it’s rich honey and holiday spices.

December 24th – Chill Out Peppermint Stout + The Polar Express… because this is the perfect alternative to hot chocolate for adults!

Cooking with Beer: Holiday Peppermint Stout Cookies

We’re getting into the holiday spirit and whipping up special cookies for friends, family and Santa to enjoy. Adding some of our Chill Out Peppermint Stout to this delicious recipe found on Craftbeer.com adds a refreshing burst of mint to this decadent chocolate cookie.

Ingredients 

6 oz Chill Out Peppermint Stout

1 stick butter, softened

1 1/2 cups flour

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa

1 Tbsp black cocoa (or unsweetened cocoa)

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 Tbsp molasses

1/2 tsp vanilla

 

Directions 

To make these decadent stout cookies, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa powders, salt, baking soda, baking powder and chocolate chips. In a larger bowl beat the butter with the sugars until light and fluffy. Add the molasses, vanilla and egg and beat well. Alternate the flour and the stout with the egg mixture until combined. Chill the dough for out 30 minutes, or until it has firmed up enough to scoop out the cookies. Scoop on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 15-17 minutes or until the top springs back lightly when touched. Cool completely and add your favorite frosting! We recommend topping with crushed candy canes.

 

Recipe courtesy of Meghan Storey at Craftbeer.com 

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