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Holiday Beer Fest Line-Up Announced

By Jay Brooks
Saturday, November 14th, 2009 at 10:04 am in On Beer.

The press releases asks ” Where can you taste over 125+ of the Greatest Holiday, Seasonal & Special Craft Beers-Ciders from 100+ of the best Breweries in the World at one time, in one place?”

The first BevMo! Holiday Beer Fest will be held at Fort Mason’s Herbst Pavilion in downtown San Francisco on Sunday November 15th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. The event will feature 50+ Holiday, Seasonal & Special, “soon-to-be-released beers. Tickets are $35 in advance, and can be purchased online, or $45 at the door the day of the event.

Attendees will experience Rare European Beers, Belgian Trappist & Abbey Ales, Bold American Craft Beers, Canadian Craft Beers, Fruit Lambics, Gluten-Free Beers, Organic Beers, Heirloom Ciders, English Ciders, Polish-Russian-Slovakian Premium Lagers, Bocks, Double Bocks, German Wheat Beers, Double Wheat Beers, Blonde Ales, Brown Ales, Black Lagers, Baltic Porters, Imperial Stouts, Helles Beers, Imperial Lagers, Black Lagers – the list goes on and on. (scroll down to see the attending Breweries.)

Many of these special Beers & Ciders are brewed once a year for the Holiday Season.


Here’s the impressive list for tomorrow’s festival:

Uncommon Brewers Rubidus Red Ale – Golden State Ale – Siamese Twin Dubbel
Unibroue La Fin du Monde- Chambly Noire- Maudite – Don de Dieu- Éphémère
Delirium Noel 2009
Gouden Carolus Noel 2009
Lucifer Belgian Golden Ale
Straffe Hendrick Bruges Triple
Amstel Light Draft
Newcastle Draft Englsih Ale
Heineken Lt German Lager
Dos XX Lager Mexican Dark Lager
Celebrator Dopplebock
Ayinger Brau-Weisse
Rochefort 10 Blue Cap & 6 Red Cap
Samuel Smith Winter Welcome Ale
Westmalle Dubbel & Triple
Lindemans Fruit Lambic
Traquair Scotch ale
Orval Trappist Ale
Greens Gluten-Free
Okocim Polish Pilsner & Porter
Golden Pheasant Slovakian Pilsner
Baltika Russian Lager-Unfiltered Wheat
Ninkasi (Oregon) Believer Double Red- Oatis Oatmeal Stout – Total Domination IPA
Wandering Aengus Organic Heirloom Cider
Abita Brewing Christmas Ale – Pecan Harvest – Jockamo IPA – Abbey Ale
Alaskan Brewing Alaskan Amber – Alaskan White Ale – Alaskan Winter Ale
Anchor Brewing Christmas Ale – Liberty Ale
Anderson Valley Winter Solstice
Anheuser-Busch Pumpkin Spice – Winter Bourbon
Allagash Allagash Curieux (bourbon barrel aged) – Black Belgian Style Stout
Asahi Super Dry – Brewmasters Select
Asphall Dry English Cider
Bards Tale Gluten Free
Batemans English Ale
Wells Banana Bread Beer
Youngs Double Chocolate Stout
Malheur Brut
Belhaven Scottish Ale
Big Sky Powder Hound – Big Sky IPA – Moose Drool – Trout Slayer
Bison Brewing (Organic) Ginger Bread Ale- Chocolate Stout
Black Diamond Winter Ale (Belgian Abbey Style)
Blue Frog Big Dippa 3 IPA – McPhrog Scottish
Boston Beer Winter Lager – Coastal Wheat – Camberry Lambic – Old Fezziwig – Holiday Porter
Buffalo Bills Pumpkin Ale
Chimay Grand Reserve
Chang Premium
Coastal Fog IPA
Widmer Brrr Ale
Kona Pipeine Porter
Redhook Winterhook
Deschutes Jubelale
De Proef Belgian Ale
Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA – Midas Touch – Palo Santo Marron – Festina Peche – Chicory Stout
Castelian St Amand French Country Ale
Brasserie Dubuisson Scaldis Noel
Brasserie Dupont Foret Organic Saison – Saison Farmhouse Ale – Bons Voeux X-Mas Ale
Hopf Dunkle Weisse
Elysian Bifrost Winter Ale
Firestone Walker’s Reserve Porter
Nectar Ales Red Nectar – Nectar IPA
Firehouse Belgian Double – Scotch Ale
Fox Barrel Mulling Cider
Full Sail Wassail Winter Ale -Session Black Lager – Brewmaster Reserve
Vesuvius & Wreck the Halls
Hornsby Hard Apple Cider
BridgePort Hop Czar – Ebenezer
Shiner Cheers Ale
Gordon Biersch Winter Bock
Grand Teton Brewing Black Cauldron Imperial Stout, Cellar Reserve – Double Vision Dopplebock – Howling Wolf Weizenbock – XX Bitch Creek Double ESB/20th Anniversary – Pursuit of Hoppiness Double Red Ale
Woodchuck Vermont Hard Cider
Guinness Irish Stout
He’brew Jewbelation
Heineken Premium & Dark Lager
Lagunitas Brown Shugga’
Lost Coast Winterbraun – Downtown Brown – Tangerine Wheat
Mad River John Barleycorn Barleywine Style Ale
Magners Cider Hard Irish Cider
Marin/Moylans White Christmas Winter Lager – Hoppy Holidaze Spiced Ale – Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale
Napa Smith Bonfire Winter Ale – Lost Dog
Oskar Blues Gordon Red Ale – Old Chub Scotch Ale
Green Flash Imperial IPA
Saint Landelin French Speciale Noel
Triple Karmeliet Belgian Tripple
North Coast Old Stock Ale – Old Rasputin Stout
Meantime Coffee Porter
Dues Brut Des Flanders
St Feuillien Cuvee De Noel
Paulaner Salvator
Brouwerij Huyghe Fruli Strawberry Belgian Ale
Fullers 1845 Ale – Vintage Ale
Carlow Brewery O’Hara’s Irish Stout
Menage a Singe Black IPA
Pyramid Snow Cap Winter Ale
Rogue Ales Santa’s Private Reserve Ale – Yellow Snow IPA – Juniper Pale Ale
Santa Cruz Ale Works Oatmeal Stout – IPA – Barrel Aged Porter
Schneider Aventinus Weizen Eisbock – Aventinus Doppelbock
Shipyard Pugsley Signature XXXX IPA – Imperial Sout
Sierra Nevada Harvest Ale – Celebration Ale – Pale Ale
Spaten Spaten Optimator – Double Bock – Munich Dunkel
Franziskaner Franziskaner Dunkelweiss
Speakeasy Black IPA – Double Daddy IPA
Smithwicks Irish Ale
Stone Double Bastard draft
Tied House Holiday Ale
Trumer Brauerei Premium Pils
Boxer CruiserWeight Ale
21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon Wheat
Blackthorn English Hard Cider
Babycham Sparkling cider
Clausthaler German Classic – Amber Alcohol Free
Krusovice Imperial Czech Pilsner
Cerne Polish Lager
Radeberger German Pilsener
Tucher Heff Helles Hefeweizen
Wyder’s Hard Pear Cider
Strongbow English Hard Cider
Affligem Belgian Noel
Moretti La Rosa
Weihenstephan Hefeweissbier – Hefeweissbier Dunkel
Mendocino Winter Imperial IPA
John Henry 3 Lick Spiker Ale
Karl Strauss Red Trolley – Tower 10 IPA – Amber Lager

See you there!

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