I normally observe and enforce a strict moratorium on all things Christmas until the day after Thanksgiving. That means no Christmas music or decorations of any kind. Normally it would also apply to Christmas beers as well. But today I will make an exception. That’s because today Gingerbread Jesus 2015 goes on tap.
It was a lot of fun coming up with the concept, but it has been even more fun making it. This year we kept the same basic Belgian Dubbel base but doubled the amount of fresh ginger and made sure we used whole cinnamon and fresh nutmeg. But never fear- based on a taste a few weeks ago, the spices do not overwhelm the beer. Last year everyone agreed that the ginger was too subtle so we hope this helps make this already wonderful beer even better. It goes on tap today at Barren Hill Tavern. The official launch party with Christmas Carols will be next Friday, December 4th and will include a keg of last year’s GBJ and a firkin of Gingerbread Jesús- which will be enhanced with cacao and ancho chilies. Hope to raise a toast with you there.
In the meantime I wish you a blessed Thanksgiving with family and friends.