Drew's Brews News December 2014 | Beer Blog

Drew's Brews News December 2014

Holiday Cheers for Beers!
Hey guys, for this months’ Drew Brews News we are going to do some arts and crafts and show you how to make an awesome “12 Beers of Christmas” Box. You can gift this to your favorite beer lover or keep it for yourself and have a holly jolly Christmas!

Step 1: Cut a hole in the box. Just kidding, the first step should be buying twelve 22oz bottles of beer (or more)

Step 2: Cut the flaps off the top of the box.

Step 3: Wrap the box with festive wrapping paper
(No photo, you can figure it out!)

Step 4: Fill box with beer

Step 5: Place bows or numbers on bottles

Now you have a festive holiday beer box! Enjoy a new beer everyday leading up to Christmas

Note: For "7 Beer of Kwanza" or “8 beers of Hanukkah” put less beer in the box (duh)

I also wanted to tell you about a cool company in Portland, OR called Growlerwerks. These guys have designed a pressurized growler called the uKeg (photo below) with a built-in sight glass and tap! If you are worried about your beer going flat this is a darn good way to prevent it! (or you could just drink all of your beer, it's only 4 pints!) I ran into these guys when I was with a tour at Hales and snapped a quick pick.

Beer fact of the Month
There are over 3,200 breweries in the U.S. and 1.5 breweries opening per day according to the Brewers Association

Below is a list of beer that available now, or about to be released
Bad Jimmy’s Brewing Co.– Chai Chocolate Milk Stout
Fremont Brewing – Abomininable Winter Ale, Bourbon Barrel Aged Abominable
Georgetown Brewing – Hansen Brothers Imperial Black IPA, Lagereida
Hale’s Ales Brewery – Hailstorm Double IPA
Pyramid Brewing Co. – Imperial Porter