Winter Brews 08: Schloss Eggenberg Silver Bottle Beer



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Well, bah.

We’ve had a lot of highs and very few lows so far, and — despite having the funkiest bottle to date — this is far and away my least favourite beer in the Advent Calendar to date. Silver Bottle is apparently one of the top-selling Austrian beers in Austria, so I guess I’m not terribly surprised that my takeaway is that it’s basically like EuroBud, which is like Air Bud but it’s a beer instead of a dog, it doesn’t play basketball, and it sort of sucks.

Schloss Eggenberg Silver Bottle Beer

Boo.

Winter Brews Part 4: Ticketybrew Rose Wheat



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The latest minisode from the advent/winter beer calendar from Craft! From England, home of tepid tap temperatures and football violence, comes Ticketybrew Rose Wheat, a surprising beer on lees that offers a lot of ginger as well as a pinch of rose. Not my favourite so far, but definitely an interesting deviation from the norm.

Probably my favourite brew-based pun to date, if not ever. Cheerio!

Winter Brews Part 3: Teerenpeli Laiskajaakko



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Ah, Finland! Home of… the Finnish. A proud people that I wish I knew more about. Lutefisk? Is that the one with lutefisk? I’m not sure. But I do know it’s the home of Teerenpeli Laiskajaakko, Beer #3 in my winter brew series (originally the Craft beer advent calendar).

Enjoy this minisode! I’ll be posting another in the next couple of days as the calendar takes us to Old Blighty and a surprisingly rosy entry.

Possibly the classiest label of all time. WELL DONE FINLAND. Their sporting events are probably epic.

Winter Brews 2016 Part 2: Camba Bavaria Bavarian Winter



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The Winter Beer Adventure continues! The second in the belated advent calendar is Camba Bavaria Bavarian Winter, over from Germany with a hoppy punch and some interesting fruity notes on the back end.

These minisodes will air periodically through February, as I gradually make my way through the advent calendar!

Winter Beer 02
Bavarian Winter — sounds like a slightly pants metal band, tastes much better.

 

Winter Brews 2016 Part 1: Birrificio del Doge APA



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Welcome to Winter Brews 2016!

Welcome to a special feature for Harpy Hour in 2016: this year, I ordered the BeerAdvent calendar from Craft. The shipping process had some bugs to work out, so I didn’t wind up getting mine here in Kingston until December 23 — a bit late for “advent” so we’re treating this kind of like a Winter Beer-A-Thon for 2016/17. Enjoy this voyage of discovery!

Beer #1 is Birrificio del Doge APA, all the way from Italy. Expect these minisodes periodically from now through February 2017!

All the way from Italy — a great start to my advent/winter beer adventure!