OK, it is December. That means my hibernation is over. Beer guy is back.

And the Emporium has lots of Christmas cheer (and beer).

At the moment we have Abita Christmas Ale. Breckenridge Christmas Ale. Anchor Steam’s 35th annual Christmas Ale. Bell’s Christmas Ale. Great Lakes Christmas Ale. Goose Island Christmas Ale. Heavy Seas Yuletide. Lakefront Holiday Spice Lager. Stoudt’s Winter Ale. Quantities are limited.

We have some exotic beers passing through too. The Otter Creek Quercus Vitus Humulus is one such oddity. Aged in French oak, this beer has French grape juice added. You know, the stuff they usually turn into wine? Good grape juice. And this stuff is wine strength at 12% alcohol.

Another tasty brew comes our way from scenic Akron, Ohio. Cerberus Belgian style Trippel from Thirsty Dog Brewing is another heavyweight beverage.

I’m the beer guy.

Vick Mickunas