Twelve years in the making, 12 Drummers Drumming is the final release in our 12 Beers of Christmas series.
Traditionally, these beers have been brewed with a Belgian flair, and this celebratory blend combines our bourbon barrel-aged anniversary ale and of course, a Belgian-style Quadrupel. Boisterous notes of toffee, dark fruit, caramel, and bourbon bring this 12-year journey to an extraordinary close.
7 Swans-A-Swimming is the 7th beer in our "12 Days of Christmas" series. For this verse of the story, we chose the path we don’t often take – we brewed to style. No bells, no whistles, just our best take on the Belgian Quadrupel style. Brewed with nothing but water, malt, yeast, hops and a bit of Belgian dark candi sugar, this beer may not be as out-of-the-box as some of our past winter brews, but it’s just as tasty. Rich and complex, this robust dark ale juggles notes of raisin bread, dried apricots, burnt caramel and roasted pecans. The sweet flavors provide a full body and the bright yeast wafts the sweet holiday notes out of the glass, into your life. 7 Swans-A-Swimming is a perfect holiday sipper. Delicious right now, but suitable for aging up to 5 years, upon the release of 12 Drummers Drumming.
A long slow fermentation and cold aging makes Irish Walker a well rounded, complex Barley Wine Ale. Released only once a year, it exhibits malty sweetness, fruity esters, and hoppy balance. This ale will age well for years to come.
Find your way back to paradise with our version of a Caribbean nightcap. Notes of coconut, banana bread, and rum spice meld beautifully with the mild caramel and the coffee-like backbone in this beer. Sip, savor, and get away from it all with Rum Diaries.
Barleywine-style Ale? These brews are only wine-like in alcoholic content; they are all beer. In fact they are biggest baddest brews in the Pale Ale family. Malt flavors, hop bitterness and aroma, yeasty esters, everything has been turned up to ’11’. We fill the mash tun to the top with four of our favorite malts, then dose it with enough of our favorite resinous, piney and fruity hops to balance. English Ale yeast takes it from there. But we’re not done yet! We then age this flavorful ale in oak bourbon barrels to drive the complexity past the horizon.
This noble winter beer is brown in colour with flaming red highlights. Its taste is delicately sweet and liquor-like with a hint of burnt caramel coming from the malt and a prolonged boiling time. It is a very bitter beer with aromas of hops and alcohol, and flavours reminiscent of red fruit brought by the English-type yeast we use to ferment it. The aftertaste is accentuated by the wonderful flavour of hops.
Rich and complex, this tour de force is a glorious blend of elegant Belgian-style quadruple ale and authentic Belgian kriek, its malty depth and gentle sweetness enhanced by sparkling carbonation and a serendipitous touch of cherry.
Pouring a mysterious chestnut brown, Three Philosophers is the perfect beer for leisurely sipping and quiet contemplation.
The meaning of life? Even if you don’t quite get there, this beer is sure to sweeten the journey.