Brew Review – Father Christmas by Barrel of Monks

For centuries, the traditional European brewery standard is to release an exclusive draught during the holidays.

Traditionally, these beers are darker, a bit heavier in malt and alcohol, and spiced with your standard holiday seasonings. They’re a far cry from the gingerbread, white chocolate, rum barrel-aged, hay imported from Bethlehem sort of holiday special beers you find in the US nowadays.

Being decidedly European in styles and feel, Boca Raton’s Barrel of Monks created a holiday beer of their own, one which is getting a release in the area in their trademark champagne bottles. It’s a delightful little number by the name of Father Christmas (Quadrupel, 10% ABV).

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Father Christmas by Barrel of Monks

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Brewpub Review – Brewzzi

Brewzzi is a brewpub situated in the busy corridor of Glades Rd. in Boca Raton, just off I-95. They’re the oldest brewery in Boca Raton, and for quite some time have been headed up by veteran Brewmaster Matt Manthe. At least when he’s not at the helm on his hot new brewery Wild Oak Artisan Ales.

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