image of "Beer Top Christmas Wreath" sourced from nan palmero's Flickr pageWe didn’t promise you additional details to this year's 12 Beer of Christmas party. So we are going to tell you what you’re going to miss if you elect to go here or here.

In case you forgot about bus routes or how the punch card works, here is a reminder.

Naked City is featuring one beer from Eugene, Portland, Spokane, and Longmont. Or as they are more commonly known as Oakshire, Lompoc, No-Li (formerly Northern Lights), and Left Hand.

Top things off the bar is hosting Oakshire on Saturday from 4:00 to 6:00. On top of their aforementioned Ill Tempered Gnome, the brewery will also feature Dia De Los Rojos Imperial Red Lager.

Brewery Description of Dia De Los Rojos

Dia De Los Rojos, Day of the Reds, is released on Day of the Dead, Dia De Los Muertos. Dia is an Imperial Red Lager with a mild caramel nose and a hint of spice. Cold Fermented as a traditional lager, but made red with a special blend of caramel malts; ‘Imperial-ized’ with extra malt for a higher alcohol level and a few extra hops. It is a medium bodied brew, with firm bitterness, and it finishes quick & clean with a short hop note. Balance is the key to this unique beer style… no it’s not actually a style, we made it up. ABV: 6.7%  IBU: 51  OG: 15.9

There really isn’t much more there to tell unless you want featured beer details. Ok, you twisted our arm.

  • Oakshire's Ill Tempered Gnome. “Take a little gnome home this winter! He’s a malty, hoppy brown ale of pure winter deliciousness. Enjoy and Happy Holidays!” Style, American Brown Ale. OG: 15.5 Plato, IBU: 65, and ABV: 6.8%.

Need to see more? Click on the link to visit the website.

  • Left Hand's Chainsaw ESB. “Many times we've heard, more is not always better. Chainsaw is a connoisseur version of our awrd-winning Sawtooth Ale, designed to befuddle silly generalizations about life. This Double ESB pours a brilliant deep ruby amber with a rocky near white head. The nose opens with bright spicy and herbal hops, with hints of dried fruit and port. The flavor starts with a chewy, bready malt and hints of brulee and kola nut that are suddenly swept away by thyme-like and hoppy bitterness. The strong herbal flavors then give way to a dry finish of licorice, gentian, and Italian bitters. We hope you enjoy!” Style, Double ESB. ABV, 9.00%. IBU'S, 72. PLATO, 20°

More here if you like pretty pictures, or have never heard of Left Hand before.

  • Lompoc C-Sons Greetings. “Brewed and dry-hopped with all seven “C” hops. A deep copper color with a piney, citrusy, floral and resinous aroma. Full hop flavor with a rich caramel malt finish and an endless developing hop presence.” Style, Imperial IPA. ABV: 8.0%

Pretty pictures can be found on their website

  • No-Li Winter Warmer. “Our Winter Warmer is brewed exclusively with locally grown Inland NW hops and barley sourced from within 300 miles of our brewhouse. This ruby red ale is lush and aromatic with a rich, malty flavor and contrasting spicy hop finish. A festive brew, sure to warm the soul during your winter holiday celebrations. Cheers !” Style, Winter Warmer. ABV, 7.5%

More about the Brewhouse here

That’s all that fit to print. Get to Naked City and start drinking towards some winnings. The Powerball jackpot might have been claimed, but that trip or snowboard hasn’t.

Saturday December 1st, 2012 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Naked City hosts Oakshire Brewing for 12 Beers of Christmas
8564 Greenwood Avenue North Seattle, WA

Happy Holidays


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