We might be a little behind in our Christmas decorating, but we promise you’ll start to see a few decorations go up over the next few days (the outdoor lights are already up thanks to this warmer weather). Of course, we’ve been busy with other things, like ensuring we have some special beers out for the holidays and planning some special food to go with the beer. Here are some teasers to whet your appetite.
Our annual Christmas beer, Bitter Elf will be back this holiday season (fingers crossed early next week). This American Strong Ale brewed with all Chinook hops and some darker crystal malts is like a mini, hoppy-barleywine. The ‘Elf’ will only be on draught, and is sure to go fast!
December is also the time of year for our Guilt Trip Barleywine release! This American-style Barleywine (9%) is available once a year in bottles. Drink it fresh for the super hop blast or age it a few months and let the malt flavours of toffee, prune and raisin shine. We will have a limited quantity on tap by the glass, but not for growler fills. The anticipated bottle release date is Wednesday, December 20th. Stay tuned to our social media pages or call the tasting room to ask.
CHEESE BOARDS: As a special treat this holiday season, we’re teaming up Cultured Fine Cheese to bring you holiday cheese and meat boards for sharing. These will include a selection of three delicious cheeses (varieties may change weekly) and a charcuterie option, served with spent grain crackers. These will be offered on three Friday/Saturdays over the month of December: December 15/16, 22/23 and 29/30 (limited numbers available each week). Whether it be a date night, après-ski/hike/bike/skate or pre-party primer, come treat yourself!
FESTIVE PIES: Michael is adding a few festive options to the savory pie menu for the holidays, including a Turkey Pie (with cranberry sauce of course) and a Tourtière made with local pork.
FRESH OSYTERS: The guys from Wayfarer Oyster Bar will be shucking oysters every Saturday this December. They typically set up between 2-3 pm and shuck until they sell out.
GIFT OF GIVING
FUNDRAISER: We have teamed up with Firebean Coffee Roasters, Berry Blue Toes Apothecary and Klondike Kettle Corn on a fundraiser gift pack for SHARE THE SPIRIT YUKON. Help us sponsor a family or two this holiday season! The full $30 value of the gift pack will be donated to the campaign through the Whitehorse Firefighters Charitable Society! Get some sweet local products while contributing to an amazing local cause.
CHRISTMAS SHOPPING: We've got lots of great products for the beer lovers on your Christmas list, aside from the obvious… BEER! From beer soap to glassware, and hoodies to toques there are lots of options for stocking stuffers and presents. Of course if you can't decide, there’s always a gift card.
Last but not least, we will be open our regular hours, 7-days a week, aside from being closed December 25, 26 and January 1.