|Malts||2-Row, Caramel, Pale|
After being harassed by elves in the toy workshop and the reindeer in the stables, Rudy found his true calling in Santa’s brew house. Keeping his edge and focusing his talents, this elf created a spicy holiday brew that became a Christmas legend of its own.
This fabulous holiday ale was first developed and brewed in 1999 at the Bethlehem Brew Works under original head brewer (and co-owner) Jeff Fegley. The Fegley family thought it was appropriate to create a spiced beer to help us celebrate in the City.
Great American Beer Festival: 2009 Bronze Medal Winner
World Beer Championships: 2002 Silver Medal Winner
Serve in a Tulip Glass. This big beer needs something to cut through like hot wings, BBQ, sharp bleu cheese, grilled meats. Perfect as a stand alone after-dinner drink, or nightcap.
Pours a deep chestnut ruby with a creamy tan head. The aroma is sweet with harmonic spices led by clove, then cinnamon and nutmeg. The rich body has a fine carbonation that smooths and hides the high ABV, wrapping up oh, so much holiday spice. Finishes very dry, leaving a lingering gingerbread cookie note.
Available seasonally on draft at Allentown and Bethlehem Brew Works, in 12oz and 750ml bottles, 1/2 and 1/6 bbls at select distributors. Late October through December.