The Holidays are here and if you’re stumped on what beers or bottles to buy for your family, worry no more! Keep reading for our Top 10 recommendations for this holiday season! Find them at your favorite local liquor stores or ask them to carry any of these if they don’t!
Made for the DeCrescente family in the foothills of Florence, Italy, this “Super Tuscan” wine has the umph needed to pair perfectly with your holiday prime rib. It’s 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Sangiovese grapes with blackberry, blueberry and clove aromas with soft tannins and a velvety elegant structure.
Ring in the New Year or celebrate your holiday brunch with Brilla Prosecco! It’s available at a great price and tastes wonderful! Fresh and light and a wonderful fit with hors d’oeuvres and first courses too.
Crafted by Ireland’s largest family-owned producer of Irish Cream, Molly’s strawberry is made with aged Irish Whiskey and natural strawberry flavor. It’s a limited edition release available for the holidays so don’t miss your chance to try this delicious offering.
Uncle Nearest Rye
Nearest Green, the first African American Master Distiller, taught Jack Daniels how to make whiskey. This 100 proof Rye has a little spice and everything nice and you’re going to love it! Uncle Nearest also has the distinction of being the most awarded American whiskey or bourbon three years running!
Truly Vodka Seltzers
These ready-to-drink canned cocktails have been a huge hit in the few months they’ve been available. They’re made with premium vodka and real fruit juice and clock in at just 110 calories with 2g of sugar. Flavors include: Blackberry & Lemon, Cherry & Lime, Peach & Tangerine and Pineapple & Cranberry.
New Belgium Holiday Ale
‘Tis the season for holiday beers! With an 87 scored on BeerAdvocate, this isn’t just a gimmick – it’s a great beer. Brewed in Colorado, it has a golden amber color with cranberry, orange, cinnamon and spice flavors. The malt is biscuity / caramel. Share it with someone on your nice list!
Sierra Nevada Celebration
It’s a West Coast IPA that’s come home for the holidays. In its signature red can, it was first brewed in the winter of 1981. Pine and citrus hop aromas dance with rich malt sweetness and make it the winter classic I look forward to every year.
Two Roads Holiday Ale
This special ale is inspired by the little-known Biere de Noel style, a subset of Biere de Garde, both of which originated on small farmhouse breweries in the north of France. Biere de Noel, which translates as “Christmas Beer,” tends to exhibit a more malty profile than a typical Biere de Garde, with fruity esters, some spice and a dry finish.
Wolf Hollow Lock 9am Porter
A local favorite of mine, Wolf Hollow’s Lock 9am Porter is a no brainer for anyone who enjoys roasted malt and delicious dark beer. It’s brewed with Electric City Roasters Bali Blue Moon coffee and vanilla beans that result in added complexity of delicious flavors You can’t go wrong with Wolf Hollow and I’m a big fan of their dark beers in particular, including the Pulpit Supply American Brown Ale.
Lone Pine Winter Carnival
Lone Pine is a craft brewery located in Portland, Maine. This is their first seasonal winter ale and they brewed it with colder months in mind. Coriander, orange peel, and a custom spice blend gives it that winter profile beer drinks have come to recognize. It has a heavy haze and lingering sweetness with delightful flavors of clove, coriander, ginger and orange.