Yes, many beers this time of year are oriented for the fall and early winter months. Yes, a lot of them provide a great new flavor for you and your guests to enjoy. And yes, try them!

Also bear in mind that the ‘standards’ are equally excellent this time of year, and here’s why.

People get together for events, festivals and holidays. Since it’s just about full on holiday season in the states, it’s the perfect time to make sure you have as broad a range of beers as our fine country has people. Some people can tend to overdo it during the holidays as well. So if you can help them fully enjoy and suffer no remorse, that’s especially good for all (including the beer!).

Guests should always be first when you’re thinking about what to serve, for beer and food. After all, if you didn’t care about them, you wouldn’t invite them over.

Offering a range of beers to all the guests that will come and go this season will ensure your status on the Nice list.

Holiday Variety

Here’s a selection of beers I’d recommend to keep on hand this holiday season.

  • Pilsner and/or Kolsch
  • Pale
  • ESB
  • Hefeweizen
  • Belgian
  • Lambic
  • Brown and/or Red
  • IPA
  • Porter
  • Stout
  • Barleywine
  • Cream
  • Vienna
  • Schwarzbier
  • Gluten free choice/s
  • Cider

I realize the fridge needs to be large and there may or may not be room for the complementary foods. Nonetheless, that’s why there are coolers, and when you’re friends ask “what can I bring” tell them ice and a cooler.

Keep a full pitcher of water close at hand as well – ensuring hydration with all the merriment in an easy “oh yea” kind of way benefits everyone.

With this kind of selection, you’ll be ready to be voted Best Holiday Host. Have fun, get ready and savor the flavors this holiday.

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