When it comes to Santa its always best to leave him some beer and cookies and the one beer that piques his interest the most is the one that is endorsed by Santa. For its 2017 release, Rogue Ales has reformulated its popular winter seasonal, Santa’s Private Reserve.
According the Newport, Oregon brewer, Santa Claus dialed up his bearded brother, Rogue Brewmaster John Maier, and asked for a new beer for 2017. John then is said to have invited Santa and his elves to Rogue’s brewery, where they crafted a brand new beer, a Belgian Strong Ale made with cherries, raspberries, Belgian Candi sugar, and Imperial Gnome yeast.
“I love what John and I came up with,” said Santa in a news release. “The Candi sugar enhances the sweet and tart characteristics of the raspberries and cherries, and the beer takes a little bit from both sides of the list: it will put a little color on your cheeks, but finishes on the sweet side.”
Santa’s Private Reserve Stats:
STYLE: Belgian Strong Ale with Cherries & Raspberries
FOOD PAIRING: Beef, Pork
DESCRIPTION: Packed with candi sugar, cherries and raspberries, the 2017 Santa’s Private Reserve delivers a delicious sweet and tart flavor.
12 INGREDIENTS: Premium 2 Row, Munich, Weyermann Carabelge, Weyermann Caramunich III, Weyermann Special W & Midnight Wheat Malts; Willamette Hops; Belgian Candi Sugar, Red Raspberries, Cherries, Imperial Gnome Yeast, and Free Range Coastal Water.
ind Santa’s Private Reserve that is available nationally in 22 ounce bottles and on draft by using the Rogue Beer Finder, and learn more at Rogue.com.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 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 Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.