Drink #9: Jubelale!

Ah, Christmas beer. There’s really nothing like it. I used to think it was weird to desire a cold beverage on a cold day. But after living in Chicago for years, I now understand. In the winter, after walking home from class or work, there is really nothing better than cracking open a dark, hearty winter ale to soothe the soul.

I picked Deschutes “Jubelale” because it happens to be one I really enjoy. Honestly, it is probably not my all time favorite Christmas beer, but it certainly does the job. And I wanted to pick something specific instead of just saying “Christmas beer” because, frankly, some of them suck.

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Jubelale, however, does not suck. It is in fact quite delicious. Great for happy hour, or an after-dinner beer. Or whenever, really.

To be fair to those other Christmas beers out there, here are a few of my other top choices: Full Sail “Session Fest”, Pyramid “Snow Cap”, Alaskan “Winter”, and Schlossbrauerei “Au-Hallertau” (I couldn’t remember the name of this one…guess why.)

Unfortunately for all you non-Seattlites, you probably can’t get Jubelale where you live. But pick up another Christmas beer and kick back, because it’s cold outside and beer is delicious.

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