This week’s post comes from our guest blogger – Denis older Budweiser Cooper
Seven Christmas shopping days are beering down on us before the fat red man sings but if you’re like me, six and half days are spent procrastinating before starting the dreaded deed. Fortunately you can’t go wrong by picking the third most popular drink in the world, just behind water and tea, it’s beer!
Here’s some great Xmas gift ideas for your most significant other.
A classic from a genuine Trappist brewer, Chimay. These Monk brewers have been refining their brews for the last 154 years and in 1956 this Monastic brewery created a Christmas beer now known as Chimay Blue. This is a 9% liquid Christmas cake with rich complex flavours of malty stewed plums and raisins and a coating of almond icing. Ranging in size options from 330mls to the special celebratory gargantuan 3 litre double magnum. Drink this bad boy and believe it or not, you won’t get hungover. The brews yeast residue is recovered by the Monks, dried and compressed to form beer yeast tablets, rich in vitamin B and vitamin H and recommended as a potent natural dietary supplement. Way better than a Berocca in the morning. The full complement of Chimay Red White and Blue can be partaken with the gift box selection including a special Trappist chalice designed to accentuate the distinctive aromas and bubbles of the brews.
Another Belgian heritage brewery is Duvel, with a double bottle and glass gift box. This beer exudes tradition. Tastes of champagne, dried fruits, yeast and some bitterness balanced by sweet malt and an aggressive carbonation. Perfect for celebration.
But wait, there’s more. A gift box of ‘Tuatara Delights’ featuring their most excellent Pilsner and APA, arguably their best rated brews, plus branded Goblet glass.
And for the hopheads, this is the gift box for you. Twenty years ago, Coronado Brewing Co put the IPA into San Diego and kickstarted the west coast hop revolution we have come to know and love. Their beer box selection show cases the American hop nuances, beering their four most successful examples.
Gifts galore at your festive Fresh Choice Nelson store.