De Dolle Stille Nacht
I think it was the first Christmas beer made in Belgium. It was made by De Dolle Brouwers, which means “the mad brewers.” It was a beer that was brewed for the first time in maybe 1982, it’s over the top, it’s 12% alcohol, and it’s sweet as shit. But it comes out every year, and I find myself so excited every year. It’s kinda the Mother of Christmas beers to me, it’s just so unique, and so different, and has so much going on. It’s perfectly made in so many ways.
Jolly Pumpkin Baudelaire iO
It’s a saison brewed with, I think, hibiscus. I love Jolly Pumpkin, they’re one of my favorite brewers of all time. Their yeast, their house yeast, which has the funk and everything, combined with the barrel-aging thing they do, it just appeals to me a lot. I mean, all Jolly Pumpkin beers are awesome, but the first time I had this one, it was like, this is almost perfection in a beer.