If I were to send Santa a beer list this year, I’d put the following:
Sam Adams Utopia: Even Santa would scoff at the price of this beer ($120 24 oz bottle), but boy it sure would be interesting to try – article here.
Samichlaus Bier: A Swiss Lager brewed once a year, aged for a year in a cold secondary fermentation. After reading the following article on how this beer was made, it made me want to try it more! – article here. (available at Merchants Dearborn.. hint hint).
Jolly Pumpkin Noel de Calabaza: Ok, I have to admit, I couldn’t wait for Santa on this one – I have one aging in my garage now. I went to the brewery and sampled some of this. I can’t wait to open it! – review here (I’ve heard these are in Ann Arbor, and I saw them in Toledo – Andersons).
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine: This is probably fairly common, but I haven’t had it in a year, so I thought I would throw it on the list. Last year Ashley’s in Ann Arbor had it on tap for a bit. – review here
Stone Russian Imperial Stout: I don’t think I’ve seen this anywhere, but to round out my list with a heavy beer, I thought I would pick one I haven’t tried yet. Sounds amazing. – review here
Honestly Santa, I’d settle for just about anything. Just head to a fine beer store and ask the clerk to help you pick out a really good mix of beers, and I’d be happy. Don’t forget some salty snacks for my stocking!
What beers are on your list to Santa?