Dec. 21, 2021

What Counts as a Christmas Beer?

There are a lot of winter and “Christmas” beers that come out around the holidays, but do they all really count as Christmas beers? We take three completely different styles of “Christmas” beers and put them to the test to see if they are Christmas enough! Plus Drew pulls out a relic beer from the back of his beer fridge named “Santa’s Butt” and we debate what are the best and worst Christmas songs of all time. I don’t know if there’ll be snow, but have a couple beers!


There are a lot of winter and “Christmas” beers that come out around the holidays, but do they all really count as Christmas beers?  We take three completely different styles of “Christmas” beers and put them to the test to see if they are Christmas enough!  Plus Drew pulls out a relic beer from the back of his beer fridge named “Santa’s Butt” and we debate what are the best and worst Christmas songs of all time.  I don’t know if there’ll be snow, but have a couple beers!

Featured Beers:

Seasick Crocodile.  Praire Artisan Ales, Krebs, OK. Sour.  6.3% ABV.

Celebration Fresh Hop IPA. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Chico, CA. 6.8% ABV.

Happy Holidiculous.  Saloon Door Brewing, Webster, TX. Russian Imperial (Pastry) Stout.  11.8% ABV.

Santa’s Butt. Ridgeway Brewing, South Stoke, Oxfordshire England.  Winter Porter. 6% ABV.
 

Christmas Songs!

DMX sings Rudolph:  https://youtu.be/AXca4WcCzlo

Favorites:

All I want for Christmas by Mariah Carey (Ryan)

NONE WHATSOEVER (ADAM)

Holly Jolly Christmas by Burl Ives (Drew)

Least Favorites:

All the Chipmunks songs (Ryan)

All of them (Adam)

So this is Christmas by John Lennon (Drew)

Other Songs Received by our Beering Ain’t Easy Poll:

Feliz Navidad

What Christmas Means to Me by Stevie Wonder

Jingle Bell Rock

Green Christmas by the Barenaked Ladies

Dominick the Christmas Donkey

Last Christmas by Wham

Baby it’s cold (rapey) outside by Dean Martin

Run Rudolph Run

Christmas in Hollis

Back Door Santa by Bon Jovi

Millie Pulled a Pistol on Santa by De La Soul

Santa Baby

Where are you Christmas by Faith Hill

Christmas Tree Farm by Taylor Swift

 

Other Shout-Outs:

Eureka Heights Advent Calendar (and Nuke the Whales Imperial Milk Stout)

2021 Beer Meme Competition -  hosted by @hopculturemag and @halftimebev

Anchor Brewing:  Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Spindletap Brewery:  Candy Green

Maine Beer Company:  Dinner

 

HTOWN Brewery Challenge Tracker - See how we’re doing on our challenge to visit all breweries within 50 miles of Houston!
 

Direct Link to Christmas Shirt/Sweater Designed by Beering Ain’t Easy!

https://www.teepublic.com/long-sleeve-t-shirt/26095000-christmas-beer

NEW WEBSITE and MERCH PAGE!  Check out all the great podcasts that are a part of Cross the Streams media!

https://www.crossthestreamsmedia.com/show/beering-aint-easy/

 

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