Beers for festive decorating
More of a general one, this: If you like Christmas trees then Seven Bro7hers IPA or Five Points Pale are the beers you want to try, preferable either when you’re putting decorations up or just happy sitting surrounded by fairy lights. They’re both piney and resinous, a bit like the tree, and they have a fragrant orange fruity flavour, which is fairly festive, right? From January to November, the beers are bright and refreshing, in December, they’re wonderfully redolent of Christmas to get you in the seasonal spirit.
Beers for Christmas day
Now, assuming any of these beers make it through to Christmas Day, then let’s start to plan what beers you want with all the food and activities.
For breakfast, we have several choices. If you’re a bacon sandwich kinda person, then Moncada Notting Hill Stout, brewed with oats for a smooth body, is a great choice – it’s like a beery coffee on the side. For a Bucks Fizz-y kind of beer, then BrewDog Cybernaut is a 4.5% Session IPA that’s peachy and hazy and smooth like juice (it looks like juice, too). Try it with chocolate coins or a slice of chocolate orange. If you favour smoked salmon or something a bit lighter, then Beavertown’s Dame Melba, a peach and raspberry sour, or BrewDog Quench Quake, a grapefruit and tangerine sour, are both are both zingy and lively – they are also good picks to drink before dinner, with tartness waking up the tastebuds.
Moor Forgotten Glory is like the beer equivalent of Back to the Future: it’s simultaneously old school and yet still super cool and exciting.