Too early to decorate for Christmas? Maybe.
Too early to drink Christmas beer? Nope!
News & Brews grabbed a growler of the Christmas Ale from Barley’s Brewing Co. It’s the oldest annually produced festive season beer in Central Ohio, having now been brewed 26 straight years, from the second oldest local brewery.
That prompts a discussion of what makes a Christmas beer Christmasy and whether or not the style has declined in popularity or if there is just much more on the market these days as famed versions like Great Lakes Brewing’s that once were hard to get now are in ample supply.
It’s a news heavy edition of the podcast as well as we discuss the opening late last week of Cincinnati’s Taft’s Brewpourium in Franklinton and the upcoming openings of Chicago’s Fordidden Root at Easton Town Center and the 1487 Brewery coming in early 2020 to the Plain City/Dublin area.