Hoppy Holidaze

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!

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