This annual holiday seasonal is always one to celebrate Santa Claus’ arrival to your house. The 2018 vintage of Santa’s Private Reserve is a Belgian dark ale packed with tangerines and boysenberries. The combination of spicy Belgian yeast and roasty malts with the tartness from boysenberries and tangerines captures the flavors of the season. Santa’s Private Reserve sits at 7.9% ABV and 22 IBUs.
“This year we wanted to be bold and different,” said Rogue Brewmaster John Maier in a statement. “So I brewed old St. Nick a Belgian-style beer with a Rogue twist and put his jolly face on the bottle.”
Santa’s Private Reserve is currently available through the New Year in 22 ounce bottles and on draft.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.