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  • Writer's pictureSean Tinney

The 12 Beers of Bridge City Beverage – A Custom Holiday Beer Variety Pack (Including Descriptions)

Updated: Jul 17

‘Tis the season for the 12 Beers of Bridge City Beverage to invade your fridge with their sweet and spicy flavors and aromas. The shop is already chock full of fresh winter beers for you to choose from. Be it Holiday Ales, Winter Warmers, Witbiers or Seasonal IPAs; we have the means to keep you warm this holiday season.

Each year, Bridge City Beverage compiles some of the most-recommended seasonal winter beers in our signature 12 Beers of Bridge City Variety Pack. The beers are carefully selected to provide a vast range of flavors and styles for you to try. The variety pack includes 24 beers: two of each of the 12 different brands.

With much anticipation, we introduce to you the 12 Beers of Bridge City Variety Pack:

  • Great Lakes Christmas Ale

  • Tröegs Mad Elf

  • Harpoon Winter Warmer

  • Sierra Nevada Celebration IPA

  • New Belgium Holiday Ale

  • Sly Fox Christmas Ale

  • 21st Amendment Fireside Chat

  • Goose Island Christmas IPA

  • Great Lakes Ohio City

  • Anderson Valley Winter Solstice

  • Rhinegeist Dad

  • Bell’s Quite Brite

1. Great Lakes Christmas Ale

  • Brand: Great Lakes Brewing Company

  • From: Cleveland, Ohio

  • Style: Winter Ale

  • ABV: 7.5%

  • IBU: 30

  • Taste: Brewed with fresh honey, cinnamon and ginger. Holiday spices make this deep and rich beer a favorite amongst winter ale drinkers. It’s malty and spicy with great depth of flavor–a winter staple for craft beer drinkers.

2. Troegs Mad Elf

  • Brand: Tröegs Independent Brewing

  • From: Hershey, Pennsylvania

  • Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

  • ABV: 11%

  • IBU: 15

  • Taste: Complex blend of flavors. Local wildflower honey, chocolate malt, and Belgian yeast create a sweet, slightly bitter and spicy ale guaranteed to warm you up this holiday season.

3. Harpoon Winter Warmer

  • Brand: Harpoon Brewery

  • From: Boston, Massachusetts

  • Style: Winter Warmer

  • ABV: 6%

  • IBU: 23

  • Taste: Coined as the East Coast's first winter craft beer release. It’s sweet from the caramel malt used and gets its winter warmer spiciness from cinnamon and nutmeg additions.

4. Sierra Nevada Celebration

  • Brand: Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

  • From: Chico, California

  • Style: Fresh Hop American IPA

  • ABV: 6.8%

  • IBU: 65

  • Taste: Full of rich hop flavor. It uses fresh hops for enhanced flavor, aroma and bitterness. Dry-hopped for an extra kick of hop scent. Fresh Cascade and Centennial hops are used to emit grapefruit, pine and floral notes throughout the beer.

5. New Belgium Holiday Ale

  • Brand: New Belgium Brewing Company

  • From: Fort Collins, Colorado

  • Style: Winter Warmer

  • ABV: 7.5%

  • IBU: N/A

  • Taste: Cranberry and holiday spices make their way into this rich and complex winter warmer from New Belgium Brewing Company. It’s mildly sweet with a dose of malt and hop bitterness to complement the warm spicy flavor.

6. Sly Fox Christmas Ale

  • Brand: Sly Fox Brewing Company

  • From: Pottstown, Pennsylvania

  • Style: Spiced Red Ale

  • ABV: 6.3%

  • IBU: 30

  • Taste: Sly Fox Christmas Ale is brewed with ginger, nutmeg, clove, allspice and cinnamon. It’s everything you expect from a holiday ale but with exceptional depth and balance. Medium-low bitterness lets the spice profile shine and the full body go down smoothly.

7. 21st Amendment Fireside Chat

  • Brand: 21st Amendment Brewery

  • From: San Leandro, California

  • Style: English-style Winter Spiced Ale

  • ABV: 7.9%

  • IBU: 45

  • Taste: Fireside Chat has a sweet base of pale, dark and chocolate malts that quickly turns rich and spicy from holiday spice additions. It uses hints of cocoa to give the beer body, sweetness and bitterness.

8. Goose Island Christmas IPA

  • Brand: Goose Island Beer Company

  • From: Chicago, Illinois

  • Style: American IPA

  • ABV: 7.5%

  • IBU: 50

  • Taste: Malty notes of bread paired with bitter hop notes. Citrus and pine partner with caramel malt for a balance between sweet and bitter. The red hue blends the flavors and aromas together for a complete drinking experience.

9. Great Lakes Ohio City

  • Brand: Great Lakes Brewing Company

  • From: Cleveland, Ohio

  • Style: Oatmeal Stout

  • ABV: 5.4%

  • IBU: 25

  • Taste: Roasted malt for the rich and complex stout flavor paired with flaked oats for a soft and creamy mouthfeel. Chocolate and black malts produce a touch of sweetness and mild bitterness for a drinkable and cozy stout.

10. Anderson Valley Winter Solstice

  • Brand: Anderson Valley Brewing Company

  • From: Boonville, California

  • Style: Winter Warmer

  • ABV: 6.9%

  • IBU: 5

  • Taste: Clear body and thick tan head accentuate the holiday spice flavors present in this beer. Cinnamon, allspice, black currant and black licorice notes appear on the palate. It has a smooth mouthfeel and sweet caramel and toffee flavor.

11. Rhinegeist Dad

  • Brand: Rhinegeist Brewery

  • From: Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Style: Holiday Red Pale Ale

  • ABV: 6%

  • IBU: 45

  • Taste: Bready and sweet malt character from caramel malt used. Resinous and piny hop additions break down the sweetness and add a layer of bitter flavor to the beer. Citrus and somewhat spicy notes are present.

12. Bells’ Quite Brite

  • Brand: Bell’s Brewery

  • From: Comstock, Michigan

  • Style: Belgian-style Wheat Ale

  • ABV: 5%

  • IBU: 21

  • Taste: Fruity esters and flavors are prominent in this wheat beer. Spicy notes of clove pair with a Belgian yeast strain for a true-to-style Belgian witbier. Barley and wheat are used to give the beer a full body and hazy appearance. No spices are used in this beer.

The 12 Beers of Bridge City Variety Pack is a limited-time offer; get yours while supplies last. For more information on these beers and to check the availability of our variety pack, give us a call or stop in today.

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