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Bar on 18th St. to Bring Holiday Cheer With Xmas Cookies, Beer

by Andrew Ramonas December 7, 2016 at 12:00 pm 1 Comment

The 12 (or More) Beers of Christmas at The Black Squirrel (Photo via Twitter/The Black Squirrel)

An Adams Morgan bar is once again set to celebrate the holiday season with more than a dozen Christmas beers and cookies for “well-behaved boys and girls,” according to the watering hole’s owner.

The Black Squirrel at 2427 18th St. NW is scheduled to hold its seventh annual Twelve (Or More) Beers of Christmas beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, owner Amy Bowman said. The festivities are slated to continue into Saturday night.

“On the ninth day of December, your true love sent to you: five Christmas Ales, four winter warmers, nine ladies dancing, and one Black Squirrel,” she said in an email. “It is that time of year again — time to shout to the skies and have a glass, or three, of holiday cheer at The Black Squirrel.”

The beers are set to include:

• Bourbon-Barrel-Aged Great Lakes Christmas Ale (Winter Warmer, Cleveland, OH, 9%);
• Great Lakes Christmas Ale (Winter Warmer, Cleveland, OH, 7.5%);
• Bell’s Christmas Ale (Scottish Ale, Kalamazoo, MI, 5.4%);
• Blue Mountain Barrel House Blitzen (Strong Dark Ale, Afton, VA, 7%);
• Dark Horse 4 Elf (Winter Warmer, 8.75%, MI);
• The Breuery 9 ladies Dancing {Imperial Milk Stout, Placentia, CA, 11.3%);
• Peak Organic Evergreen IPA (IPA with Juniper & Spruce, Portland, ME, 7%);
• Southern Tier 2XMAS (Swedish-Style Glögg, Lakewood, NY, 8%);
• Troegs The Mad Elf (Belgian-Style Strong Dark Ale, Hershey, PA, 11%);
• Natty Greene Red Nose Winter Ale (Winter Warmer, Greensboro, NC, 6.8%);
• Rogue Santa’s Private Reserve (Amber, Newport, OR, 6%);
• Port City Tidings (Belgian Strong Pale Ale, Alexandria, VA, 7.8%);
• Smuttynose Smistletoe (Bière de Garde, Hampton, NH, 8.5%);
• Union Miracle (Weizenbock, Baltimore, MD, 7.7%);
• Sly Fox Christmas (Winter Warmer, PA 5.6%);
• Unibroue La Resolution (Strong Dark Ale, Chambly, Canada, 10%).

In addition to the brews and cookies, The Black Squirrel also is set to have a “XXXmas Burger” with turkey, bacon and cranberry aioli and a “Holy Cheesemas Burger” with beer cheese sauce.

Photo via Twitter/The Black Squirrel

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