Tuesday, December 11, 2012

12 Brewers of Christmas

Jason Kidwell, the Massachusetts Brewery Rep for Troegs Brewery reached out to us yesterday to remind us of a great upcoming event. Meadhall in Cambridge, MA has teamed up with 12 craft breweries from New England and beyond to help raise funds and donations for Toys for Tots on what will be an epic event next Wednesday, December 19th from 7-10pm.

If you have never been to Meadhall, their draft list is quite impressive. They tote 110 taps and many of them sport tap handles of breweries you are well familiar with...others, not so much, but that are definitely worth checking out. Well, Meadhall will dedicate every single one of their 110 draft line ups to the participating breweries. In the 12 days leading up to the event, Meadhall will tap one keg from each of the participating breweries with all proceeds being donated to Toys for Tots - so cool!

The participating breweries are: Allagash, Geary's, Smuttynose Brewing Co, Brooklyn Brewery, Dogfish Head, Duvel-Ommegang, Lagunitas, Left Hand, Oskar Blues, Sierra Nevada, Troegs Brewery, and Victory Brewing Co.

What's great is that Jason sent me the full list of beers. In addition to the drafts on the main floor, there will be 10 breweries serving an extremely rare, cellared, or special one-time only beer. Admission is $10, or a new toy of equal or greater value. Beers will be for sale.

Here's what everyone is bringing:

Allagash: White, Black, Smoke & Beards, Confluence, Fluxus, Hugh Malone, Interlude, BAT, BAM, and Bourbon Black. Rare beer: TBD.

Brooklyn: Lager, Winter, Black Chocolate Stout, There Will Be Black, and BLAST! Rare Beer: Dark Matter.

Dogfish Head: Palo Santo, 60 Minute, Burton Baton, Theobroma, Sah'tea, Hellhound, Bitches Brew, 120 Minute, Birra Etrusca, Immortale, and a cask of 75 Minute. Rare Beer: 90 Minute through a Randall.

Duvel-Ommegang: BPA, Witte, Rare Vos, Hennepin, Abbey Ale, Three Philosophers, Rustica, La Chouffe, McChouffe, N'Ice Chouffe, Maredsous Blonde, Maredsous Brune, Leifmans Goudenband, Leifmans Cuvee  Brut, De Konick Tripel (the Tots Beer), Duvel Single. Rare Beer: Chocolate Indulgence.

Geary's: Pale, H.S.A., London Porter, Winter, Oakie Doakie. Rare Beer: Whiskey Pin.

Lagunitas: IPA, Czech Pils, Cappucino Stout, Lagunitas Sucks, 2010 Old Gnarlywine, Little Sumpin Sumpin. Rare Beer: Imperial Stout (7.5).

Left Hand: Milk Stout Nitro, Chainsaw: Double Sawtooth Nitro, Vietnamese Coffee Stout, AA Step #2: Smoked Dopplebock, Warrior Fresh Hop IPA, Fade to Black: Rocky Mountain Black Ale. Rare Beer: Smoke Jumper: Imperial Smoked Porter.

Oskar Blues: Pale Ale, Mamas Lil Yella Pils, Deviant Dales, Old Chub, G'Knight, Nitro Rap. Smidy - Milk Stout, Barrel Aged Old Chub, Port Aged G'Night. Rare Beer: oSKAr da G'Rauch.

Sierra Nevada: Pale Ale, Celebration Ale, Narhwal, Kolsch, Ovila Dubbel, Ovila Barrel-Aged Quad, Torpedo Extra Pale, Kellerweis, French Style Saison, 20th Street Ale - Citra Single Hop. Rare Beer: Barrel Aged Bigfoot.

Smuttynose Brewing Co: Wheat Wine, Big A IPA, Winter Ale, Porter, Finestkind IPA, Zinneke. Rare Beer: Utopia-Aged Wheat Wine.

Troegs Brewery: Perpetual IPA, Mad Elf '11, Mad Elf '12, HopBack, Troegenator, DreamWeaver, JavaHead, Scratch 73 (Fest Lager), Scratch 80 (Abbey), Scratch 82 (Trippel). Rare Beer: Barrel-Aged Sour.

Victory Brewing Co: Scarlet Fire, Victory Village (brown ale with coffee beans), Yakima Glory, Storm King Stout, Braumeister Pils, HopDevil Nitro.

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