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A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

Röck: Sleigh’r Beer and Slayer Christmas Lights

Between Santa‘s mittened-finger devil horns and the ümlauted subtitle, this Spiced Doüble Alt poses itself as one badass brew. The only improvement would be Santa riding one of these. But like the ümlaut it’s, uh, unnecessary. The damn beer’s giving a hat tip to Slayer!

Ninkasi‘s Sleigh’r pours a dark ruby red and smells of sweet molasses and malt.

Tastes of dark, candied fruits swirled with molasses on an oak pitchfork.

It finishes woodsy and sweet. Let it warm up a little to let the richness (and the 7.2% ABV) truly rock out. A very welcome winter warmer.

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Adv: What’s In Santa’s Beard?

What’s with facial hair and lottery commercials … remember Moneystache? Actually, that’s the only other one I can remember.

In “Beard World” Oregon Lottery reveals what’s inside Santa’s beard. Hint: a lot less rum and cookie crumbs than you expect. The charming, flossing walrus makes up for it.

Agency: Borders Perrin Norrander Production: Mothership (via adland.tv)

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