PDXScene Magazine December 2018 - Page 30

Yippee-Ki-Yay Beer Lovers Whether you love it or you hate it the holidays are here. Hopefully along with all of the unpleasantness of commercial marketing, braving the crowds for presents, and being forced to listen to Christmas music everywhere you go (and I do mean everywhere), the holidays also mean time with the people you love but don’t get to see often enough, passing on traditions to the younger generations (yes, Die Hard is a Christmas movie), and of course holiday drinking! There are so many types of beers that can be described as “seasonal” for this time of the year and I have found some delicious seasonal themed Page 30 beers to fill your mouth and your stocking with. If you had not previously considered it, beer makes great stocking stuffers for the beer connoisseur in your life, or as a host or hostess gift at those endless holiday parties that you will likely be going to. One of the best presents I received in recent years was a basket full of beers hand selected with the help of a knowledgeable clerk from a local bottle shop. After the holidays (after everyone went home, so that I didn’t have to share) it was fun to pick through my fridge and try to decide which new tasty beer to try when the mood struck me. PDXScene Magazine - December 2018