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Barrel of Monks Hosts Christmas Ale Bottle Release Party

The holidays are a busy time of year, so why not cross off part of your Christmas shopping to-do list by attending a holiday party this Saturday, November 21, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Barrel of Monks Brewery for its Father Christmas beer release party?

The Boca Raton-based brewery wants to thank everyone who has been a supporter during this first year of operation by presenting the first edition of what is planned to be an annual release for its spiced holiday ale.

For $40, partygoers will be able to sample an unlimited amount of Barrel of Monks beer, which includes the core samplings of its dubbel, tripel, saison, and other, with the addition of some special variations on a theme: a tequila-barrel-aged tripel, Raspberry Quad, Cherry Chocolate Quad, Cinnamon 1801 Koffie Saison, Figgy Terno, and Cranberry Wit. With admission, you'll have the opportunity to purchase Father Christmas Ale in 750ml bottles at a discounted price before anyone else.

"We know the holidays are a hectic time of the year," said Phil Palmisano, Barrel of Monks' marketing and brand manager. "We want you to be able to celebrate this special bottle release with your brewery family and friends from Barrel of Monks as well as be able to share this annual release during the holidays with your immediate friends and family."

As a bonus, there will be a "Christmas Beer Throwdown" area where samples of Father Christmas will be put head-to-head versus some other Belgian Christmas ales.

Holiday dress is encouraged, as "Santa will be making an appearance as well, and we will be doing Christmas photos in the brewhouse included in the price."

According to the brewery, tickets are limited to 300, and it expects a sold-out crowd, so don't wait to try to get in at the door. It'll be an intimate event by craft-beer standards

Get tickets at Eventbrite. Barrel of Monks is located at 1141 S. Rogers Circle in Boca Raton.

Doug Fairall is a craft beer blogger who focuses on Florida beers. He is a Cicerone Certified Beer Server and has been a homebrewer since 2010. For beer things in your Twitter feed, follow him @DougFairall and find the latest beer pics on Clean Plate's Instagram.
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