Thursday, January 24, 2013

Thursday Tap - Mikkeller Santa's Little Helper

Yes, it's true, Virginia, you can drink holiday beers after December 25th! Props to Jimmy's No. 43 for recognizing the fact that winter warmers are appropriate to drink throughout the winter, not just in the days leading up to Christmas. And what's more appropriate on a cold night than an 11% mildly spiced Belgian Strong Dark Ale?

Tonight's Thursday Tap features Mikkeller's Santa's Little Helper. It's brewed with malt; flaked wheat; dark candi sugar; Northern Brewer, Hallertau, and Styrian Goldings hops; and orange peel and coriander. According to the brewery, "it is inspired by the Belgian Christmas beers, known for their thick warming body, light spices, and balance hop profile." The spices, along with the high fermentation temperatures, give a massive mix of fruity notes. Santa's Little Helper is "an orgy of aromas and flavours", says Mikkel.

The keg will be will be tapped at 5pm and will be poured until it kicks. Jimmy's No. 43 is located at 43 E. 7th St.

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