Here is a special winter holiday poem from Brewpublic. Have a safe and happy season. Salud!
On Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, or the solstice
Here’s wishing you a happy glass of Ninkasi’s Oatis
Dark days with bright lights, festive moods and inventive flavors
Here’s to wishing you all the best in whatever you savor
Malted treats coupled with nutmeg, cinnamon, and orange zest
Belies a reason to declare this season the best
Yule be sorry if Ale Smith doesn’t hit your tongue
Sleigh Jerker from Amnesia makes the holidays more fun
With Anchor Christmas there’s no possible way we can fail
No forgetting the delight of Our Special Ale
Noggin’ Floggin’ from Hopworks makes a Christian out of me
Moose and Squirrels on my toboggan as we decorate the tree
On cold, brisk nights when Blitzen and Rudolph have clearance
Alameda’s Papa Noel might make an appearance
Cascade Sang Noir while we light the Menorah
Or perhaps a Pelican Stormwatch out by the shore, ah!
Doggie Claws, every year, is a lovable little yelper
And when in Redmond, Oregon, don’t forget Santa’s Little Helper
No holiday is complete without a trip to Belmont Station
And when in Southern Oregon hit up Standing Stone and Klamath Basin
And when down in Ashland, there’s another to-do
Grab yourself a taste of the Calderon Brew
So many Northwest beers do we have worth a mention
Thanks in part to the great work of Brian Butenschoen
Over the river and through beers on the wood we maneuver
To By The Bottle’s selection in Vancouver
Here’s to Epic times, whatever you’re doing
And the five beers of winter from Roots Organic Brewing
Growler cozies hung by the bar back with care.
In hopes that Craig Nicholls will soon be there.
Kicking back with loved ones by the flame of a Yule Log
Getting the scoop on the beer scene reading John Foyston’s blog.
No need for these times to leave you stressed or uptight
For soon we’ll be blessed with the brews of Upright
With joyous glee we gather to drink
Ebenezer from BridgePort is more generous than you’d think
With dedication we must venture forth each December
Thanks to Woodstock Wine and Deli, Sierra’s Celebration is a beer to remember
Singing Fa La La La La as we pass Multnomah Falls
Making Hood River a winter wonderland to Wreck the Halls
Lompoc’s Tavern Rat will also soon come a-crawlin’
Bringing back memories of yore when we were Long Haulin’
Here’s a toast to these times we hope will never stop
And the memory of those past at the Rose and Raindrop
During these days that are rather dark and chilly
Make it a Sunny Day at Rock Bottom with Van and Vasili
The holidays are a season not to miss
Just make sure to save us a taste of Abyss
Wherever you are, raise a glass for local cheer.
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a hoppy new beer.
Like a Bailey’s Taproom tasting, here’s to a perfect flight
C-Son’s Greetings to all, and to all a good night!