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Enjoy a Hoppy Holiday with Our 12 Beers of Christmas
Here’s a tasty challenge for fans of Auburn Alehouse craft beer: stop by today and pick up your 12 Beers of Christmas card and start exploring everything Alehouse brewers have to offer. . .and become eligible to win some great prizes that will be awarded on December 24.
Lead server Alison Mallory came up with the terrific idea of creating a punch card featuring 12 of the Alehouse’s most popular brews. Each time you purchase a pint of one of the beers listed, we punch your card. . .for every beer every visit. Try at least six different beers through December 24 and return your card to an Alehouse staffer for a chance at a host of great prizes.
“The idea behind 12 Beers of Christmas is we want to encourage our customers to explore the full range of craft beers we brew at the Alehouse,” said co-owner Lisa Ford. “For those people who typically order the same beer when they visit, here’s a fun way to get out of the rut.”
The list of goodies up for grabs on December 24 will run the gamut from Alehouse apparel to gift cards to glassware. The number of winners is dependent on the number of entries, so be sure to bring down your friends and family this holiday season!
It’s back—one of the Alehouse’s most popular beers—the Triple IPA ZZ Hop is on the menu again.
“True hop heads just love this IPA, and they just can’t seem to get enough,” said Brewmaster Brian Ford. Brewed with three different forms of Chinook, Centennial and Amarillo hops, it is one of the most flavorful and seductive of all the Brewer’s Special beers produced each year.
ZZ Hop is available on tap and in 22-ounce bottles as long as supplies last.
Another “just released “ Brewers’ private reserve is our Barrel-Aged Old Prospector Barleywine-style Ale. This year’s release was aged in wine barrels from the popular Dono Dal Ceilo Winery! Enjoy subtle hints of Oak, Plum and Raisin as you sip this delightful offering. 2013 OPBW is available in wax-dipped 22 ounce bottles.
Limited Barleywine Vertical makes an awesome Christmas gift: There are only three cases each remaining of the 2011 and 2012 vintages of the Old Prospector Barleywine-style, and we’ll be offering these with the 2013 vintage as a three-bottle vertical. “Tucked away in a dark corner of our hop cooler we found three cases each of 2011 and 2012 OPBW,” grinned Brewmaster Brian Ford. “We decided that being stingy was not in the Holiday spirit and we should share it with our true Barleywine aficionados.” Only 36, three-pack vertical offerings are available. Cost is $45.00.
A winter regular and customer favorite, Placer Porter has been released almost a month early. On December 3, the 310-gallon batch was quietly put on tap in the pub.
Hop Donkey Imperial Red is on the brew schedule for this week as well. Look for an early January release. Yeah, the Alehouse Brewers rock!
Sip a Craft Beer While You Check Off Holiday Gifts
Why fight your way through the mass of humanity at a Galleria when you can do your holiday shopping in a more civilized fashion. . .while seated comfortably at the Auburn Alehouse bar, enjoying an elegant craft beer. We’ve got the answer for the hard-to-please person on your list; we’ve got the solution for giving unique gifts to the people you really need to impress.
Auburn Alehouse apparel is certain to please the craft beer lover in your world. Choose from tee shirts, hats, sweat shirts and more, in woman’s fashions and men’s style in an array of colors and sizes. The graphics, are very, very cool, and the fabric quality is superb.
If you need to make a major impression, here are two options that are certain to elevate you to sainthood:
–Frequent Filler Card ($120): Your recipient will get a growler (64 ounces) with a card good for 10 refills (works out to one free) of anything on tap. Only beers that are not available through the card are ZZ Hop and Barleywine.
–Mug Club ($100): This is a lifetime membership in the Alehouse fraternity of beer lovers, and it comes with a wide array of benefits. . .from a free tee shirt every year, to special discounts; free birthday lunch and beer; party invitations; and much more. Click here for full details.
You can also purchase gift cards in any denomination, Alehouse logo glassware and even just a 22-ounce bottle of craft beer. Whatever your gift need, we have a tasty beer solution!
Barleywine Pairing Dinner is Postponed until January
Ever get the feeling of being overwhelmed during the holidays? Despite the best of intentions, ever wake up knowing you’ve bitten off more than you can chew (no pun intended).
Well, that’s the situation with the Barleywine pairing dinner we had scheduled for December 17. With everything else going on in our world as Christmas approaches, events got ahead of us, and we’ve decided that the best course of action is to make sure we take the time to make sure this event comes off flawlessly.
So, we’re rescheduling the dinner for January, and we’ll be announcing the date as soon as we are able. We’re sorry about any inconvenience this may cause, but we certain our Barleywine fans will understand.
One of the big draws of the dinner is we’ll be featuring three vintages of Barleywine-style Ale, and they’ll be available for purchase.
The Alehouse is Your Best Bet on New Year’s Eve
Las Vegas comes to the Auburn Alehouse on New Year’s Eve, and everyone is guaranteed to go home a winner. Inside and out, the entire facility will be transformed into a casino for the evening, featuring realistic (but-just-for-fun) gaming, two music stages and a buffet to rival anything on the Strip.
“Our goal is to create an exciting, year-end event that everyone can enjoy,” said Brewmaster Brian Ford. “By simulating the fun, action and energy of a casino, we can’t think of a better way to greet 20014.”
The Alehouse regular service will end at 5 p.m., and the building will re-open at 7 p.m. The heated patio will be tented and will serve as the venue for the Cash Prophets, a father and his two sons with a repertoire of a higher calling—what they refer to as the “The Gospel of Johnny Cash.” The band performs from 9 p.m. until ?
Casino action will include roulette, craps, blackjack and poker—and it’s all in fun. There is no actual wagering, but winners will go home smiling. Gaming tables will be set up throughout the restaurant, and play runs from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.
Chef Hill is designing a sumptuous buffet program, complete with carving station and a table laden with desserts. Other stations will be located throughout the building; buffet service starts at 7:30 p.m. and ends at 10. Full menu details will be announced soon.
Rounding out the program, a jazz trio will perform indoors from 8 until 11 p.m. Revelers will enjoy a beer or champagne toast at midnight, and, of course, party favors will be provided.
“We’re expecting a full house again this year,” Brian said. “We’re capping attendance at 150 people, so the smart money is making reservations early!”
Cost of the evening is just $50 per person; purchase beer and other beverages separately. Make a reservation the next time you stop by the Alehouse, or call 530-885-2537.
Brian & Lisa Ford and the Alehouse staff