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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Breckenridge Christmas Ale

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Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Breckenridge Christmas Ale
Breckenridge Brewery
471 Kalamath Street
Denver, CO USA
Est. 1989 

Brain Damage Quotient = 7.4 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0 (3 oz. sample)

Postmortem Brew Review
Copper/Amber color.
Smell of malt and nutty sweetness on the nose.

Tan head, about one finger high, covers to wisp.
Fair amount of lacing down the side of the glass.

Alcohol masked very well.
Light to medium bodied mouth feel.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
This blog post was done live at the first ever Beer Blogger's Conference, held in Boulder Colorado. 108 bloggers were in attendance, from over five hundred identified blogs. Luminaries of the craft beer world also attended to serve as presenters and keynote speakers for the event. A "speed round" of blogging was held by 12 brewers, each bringing an exemplary brew to blog. 12 beers, 12 blogging tables and 60 minutes were allotted in a fun, free-for-all session. 

Round #2

Todd Thibault of

One of the coolest things about the BBC10 was meeting some of the brewery reps/owners.  Todd Thibault, Sales & Marketing Director was "in da' houze' for the next round.  Earlier in the day, a Twitter tweet had gone out to #BBC10 asking to choose between 471 Small Batch or their Christmas Ale.  I was the first responder followed by many other RT for the Christmas Ale. Todd was up to this!  How cool to give the guests of BBC10 a preference!

Turns out that it was a great choice. Nice to get to taste a naturally zingy Winter Warmer style ale.  Todd gave us as much of the specs as possible in his 2 minutes of the 'lightning round', stating that the spicy flavor did not come at the expense of unnatural flavor additions. The fact is, at 7.4% ABV, you'll get the warmth and the flavor is very yummy, what with the Two Row Pale, Caramel, Chocolate and Black malt additions.

Skip the egg nog this year and bag some of this.  "Bottled Joy To The World" is their slogan. Indeed.

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