Thursday, November 4, 2010

Holiday Cheer

This is truly the best time of year for beer. In all the hubbub over Nutcracker's release I missed that one of my other favorite winter seasonals was released, Shiner Holiday Cheer. I actually saw it a couple of weeks ago at a store I don't trust and thought it was left over from last year. But, Royal Liquor had it out the Friday before last. I found some this week at Tipsy's and brought it home.

It was just as good as I remembered. The peach flavor is there, but not overpowering. The pecan adds just the right amount of nutty flavor. I just really love it. It's a nice alternative to the heavy malt flavor your going to find in nearly every other winter seasonal and may be the perfect beer for a warmer winter afternoon. Plus, you can probably find it for $6.99/sixer like most other Shiner beers. You may also be able to find Holiday Cheer on tap around town, I know Barley's in Overland Park has it. Holiday Cheer is my favorite Shiner of the year, give it a try, I'll bet it's yours too.

4 comments:

  1. I'll have to try this. I've never had it, but last night I picked up a six pack of Sierra Nevada Celebration. That is the beer I look forward to every winter.

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  2. I enjoy some Celebration as well. It's no Nutcracker but the hoppiness is a nice touch not found in so many winter beers.

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  3. Normally I'm not a big fan of Shiner, but I'll have to give this one a try. Definitely will have to track down some Celebration as well. As for Nutcracker, my favorite non-smokestack BLVD product, it is tasting amazing as usual. This IS the greatest time of year for beer.

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  4. I'm on a real Shriner kick since moving to Dallas. I definitely will be drinking one of these. Thanks for posting.

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