Posts Tagged ‘holiday beer’

The 12 Days of Holiday Beer Gear Giveaway

Happy Holidays from Beer West!

We’re feeling generous this year, so we’re giving 12 of our followers a sampling of goodies from our annual holiday gift guide.

We’ll enter your name into the drawing if you “like” us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or subscribe to our e-newsletter by December 24th.* Do all three for more chances to win! All randomly selected winners get a free subscription to the magazine + these choice gifts:

Tuesday 12/13 : 33 Bottles tasting book set

These pocket books, which feature a flavor wheel to determine beer style, are the perfect every day companion for the beer lover in your life.

Wednesday 12/14: Signed copy of The Search for God and Guinness and a set of Julia Skerry handmade coasters

Guinness beer is one of the most consumed beverages in the world. It’s 246 years old and served in 150 countries. Read on. And while you read, set your glass on one of these crafty table toppers.

Thursday 12/15: Platinum DVD, Beer West Hoodie

This documentary tells the history of the legendary Banked Slalom snowboarding competition on Mt. Baker. Stay warm after a day on the mountain with one of our super soft hoodies.

Friday 12/16: CB’s Nuts

Satiate party guests with these locally hand-roasted peanuts and pistachios.

Saturday 12/17: San Diego Top Brewers book

With 42 breweries in San Diego County, you’ll want this book’s lineup of breweries, beer bars, and great recipes to get you started in the city.

Sunday 12/18: Playaboule Glow in the dark Bocce Ball set

Use this LED-powered, regulation-size Bocce ball set to play from dusk until dawn.

Monday 12/19: FoodShed gift basket

Enjoy this grab bag of hard-to-find artisanal food products.

Tuesday 12/20: Dakine backpack

Designed for the all-terrain skier and snowboarder, this pack  includes a goggle pocket, insulated hydro sleeve, and ski and snowboard carrying functions.

Wednesday 12/21: Brewvana Tour + T-shirt

Get on the bus and experience Portland’s brew scene!

Thursday 12/22: The Chrome and Miller High Life Collection

Win a buckle bag, sport utility bag, and hip pouch made by San Francisco-based Chrome, known for their durable, high quality messenger bags.

Friday 12/23: Free night’s stay at a Portland’s Hotel Modera and a signed copy of The Great American Ale Trail

Cozy up in this luxury boutique hotel with a copy of Christian DeBenedetti’s new travel book.

Saturday 12/24: Walnut Studiolo 22oz. holder, Walnut Studiolo 6-pack holder

These leather beer holders make for stylish transport of your suds.

Stay tuned on our Facebook page, Twitter feed, e-newsletter and BeerLog for daily updates and product descriptions. We’ll be announcing the winners each day right here on our blog.

If you win the prize, email emily@beerwestmag by December 31st, 2011 to redeem your giveaway.

*The 12 Days of Holiday Beer Gear Giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, or Mailchimp.

Winter Ale Festivals

Beer West will be bundling up all weekend long in downtown Portland’s Pioneer Square at the Holiday Ale Fest. And we’ll be representing at the Seattle Winter Beer Fest at Hale’s Ales. It’s gonna be a big weekend.

Photo courtesy Beeriety Blog.

Cold weather means welcoming a new batch of strong winter ales. Here are a few festivals and events in the West that you shouldn’t miss this season:

Portland Holiday Ale Festival // Pioneer Square // Portland, OR
November 30 – December 4

Winter BeerFest // Hales Ales // Seattle, WA
December 2-3

San Diego Strong Ale Festival // Pizza Port // San Diego, CA
December 2-3

15th Annual San Diego Strong Ale Tasting Challenge // Beer Co // San Diego, CA
December 3

Winter Wonderland CoLAboration Beer Garden // Golden Road Brewing // Los Angeles, CA
December 3

Parade of Darks
// Wynkoop Brewing Company // Denver, CO
December 3

Sono Park Holiday Fest and Chilipalooza // 32nd and Thorn // San Diego, CA
December 4

Meet the Brewer Monday with Ballast Point Brewing // The Pearl Hotel // San Diego, CA
December 5

Jingle Bell Jubilee // Blue Palms Brewhouse // Los Angeles, CA
December 10

8 Malty Nights Release // New Old Lompoc // Portland, OR
December 14

Kerstbier Fest 2011 // The Trappist // Oakland, CA
December 16

Chanukah Vs. Christmas: The Battle Royale of Beers // The Green Dragon // Portland, OR
December 17

Strong Ale Holiday Festival // Library Ale House // Santa Monica, CA
December 19

You know that warm, toasty feeling you get after your first (or maybe second) pint? We like to think of that as a beer blanket. So wrap yourself up, and get out this holiday season for some strong seasonal brews. Got more winter beer events to go to? Write us a comment, post on our Facebook page, or find us on Twitter @BeerWestMag. Cheers!