VIBE's Christmas beer picks
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At this time of year, what else could the beer chat be about? Sean Clarke from Beer Central takes you through a few festive faves to get you in the mood for the big man’s arrival
It’s finally here, the Festive Season is well and truly on the way and the gift hunters are out in full force. What do your loved ones want this year? Socks, undies, a nice smelly gift set? Nope, take it from us, they’ll secretly be hoping for beer, everybody wants beer for Christmas, surely?!!
Thankfully we have a fantastic range of nearly thirty Christmas beers to select from here at Beer Central and there’s something to suit all tastes. Call down and see us at The Moor Market, we’re just inside the Main Entrance off The Moor. We’re happy to help you select the very best possible beers for your friends, family and loved ones. We also have gift boxes, gift bags, handmade wooden beer crates and a nice range of books too. If you need a Gift Voucher we can sort that too. Christmas shopping is very easy if you go for beer! Here’s a look at three current favs, these will be flying out, so don’t delay!
Wiper & True- Plum Pudding Porter500ml Bottle & 6.8% ABV
This really is a delicious beer! Wiper & True are a modern thinking brewery based in Bristol and the annual release of this is always something to look forward to. The beer is a deep, dark porter with dried fruits, cinnamon and lemon zest, offering flavours of caramelised sugar and dark dried fruits. No Christmas gimmicks here, just class brewing and a delicious Christmas gift! Our stocks of this should arrive in Sheffield around the 6th December.
Don't forget you can still pick up your Christmas mini-kegs
Delirium – Noel330ml Bottle & 10% ABV
Belgium is such an outstanding country for beer and Delirium know a thing or two about brewing! This is a true Christmas classic. Chestnut Amber in colour, a warming beer that will fight off the winter chill. Expect a beautiful balance of alcohol, spice, sweetness and bitterness and all finished off with a cute little pink elephant on the bottle. We also stock the Delirium beer glasses, a festive overdose of tiny pink elephants that make a perfect gift!
Saltaire Brewery - White Christmas 500ml Bottle & 4.8% ABV
Whilst many Christmas beers tend to be on the darker side, Saltaire’s White Christmas pours a nice golden pale, a bit of a welcome change if the dark stuff ain’t your thing. The flavour is a nice easy drinking citrus, with a hint of spice. This is a very sessionable beer….. before you know it, one becomes two and two becomes three. Good job we ordered a few, it’s ready for you now.
That’s it then for 2018! Can we finish off by wishing all of our friends and customers a very Merry Christmas! It’s a great time of year for beer, enjoy yourselves, and don’t forget the New Year, you’ll be needing beer for that too! Sean xxx