What happens when you combine smoking jackets with thinking caps? Drinking mittens, dude.
Wave hello to the über-specific, Scandinavian-designed Sküüzy. When not filled with a beer, I would imagine, that hole is as useful as the double umlauts. But that’s just one more excuse to fill it with another beer. Snag ‘em for half off with a Groupon this week or order from their site.
Umlauts. Who knew? They make bands rock harder. Restaurants feel more exotic. And on these tees they’ll transform your beer gut into something every passerby can nod approvingly on. ‘Cuz it’s not about the gut, it’s about the beer. And it is good.
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.
The best part about The Simpsons “The Fight Before Christmas” holiday special wasn’t the Treehouse of Horror -style format. Nor Katy Perry outdoing her “shocking” Sesame Street appearance through an oral sex joke with a Muppet Mo. Nope, it was how the entire episode was brought to you by the Ümlaut. (Thanks, Brookelynn!)
After posting my collection of Hairy Beer Labels or Beerds the fine folks at Red Hook Brewery sent me this killer care package. Just to say thanks for featuring their handlebar moustachioed Big Ballard IPA.— a couple shirts and enough openers to open 100 bottles of the stuff. Nice!
WANT A FREE RED HOOK BOTTLE OPENER?
Email me your address and I’ll send one out to ya: copy [at] fredabercrombie [dot com]
What about Assück? Beowülf? Or the doubly-unnecessary Infernäl Mäjesty?
The pentagram of knowledge has only so much room for ümlauts. Thankfully, the thoughtful groupings and classifications of metal band names more than make up for it.
Get a closer look at One For The Road.