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American Social Celebrates the 12 Craft Beers of Christmas on Sunday

Everyone sing along...on the 12th day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

12 winter warmers, 11 spiced ales, 10 seasonal ciders, 9 artful malts, 8 full pints, 7 hops combos, 6 six-packs, 5 fruit and spice, 4 ginger beers, 3 honey and clove, 2 nutmegs, and a merry balanced brewski with a distinctly piney kick!

Ok, that last one's a little awkward. Full disclosure: We "borrowed" that new rendition of the holiday classic from American Social, which clearly has beer on the brain this Christmas.

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And why not? Look, eggnog and hot buttered rums are great when there's a raging blizzard outside, but last time we checked it was 80 degrees out! So it's a "beery", merry Christmas for us at American Social.

Starting December 23, the Las Olas brewpub will feature a "12 Crafts of Christmas" beer tasting menu, featuring a dozen of the season's best beers. Each selection has its own subtle nuances of spices of the season including nutmeg, caramel, cinnamon, brown sugar and flavor notes of oat, fig and chocolate.

The beers, a mixture of pour-it-yourself offerings on tap and bottled brews include

Breckenridge Vanilla Porter ($7); Framboise ($9); Boulder Never Summer Ale ($8); Shiner Oktoberfest ($8); Blue Point Toasted Lager ($6); Newcastle Brown Ale ($7); Lagunitas Brown Shugga ($8); Samuel Adams Winter Lager ($6); Guinness Irish Stout ($6); Goose Island Bourbon Island County Stout ($12); Ommegang Take the Black Stout ($9) and Oskar Blues Ten Fidy ($11).

The draft beers are an additional $2 off Monday through Friday during American Social's happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. That's better than seeing a 40% off sign at the mall!

By the way, we hear Santa's a big beer drinker. After all, that belly's not from just milk and cookies.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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