The Brewski Report Files One For Thirsty Dog’s 12 Dogs of Christmas
File Date: 12.4.10
File Name: Woodworking Is Theraputic
The Beer: 12 Dogs Of Christmas
Type: Winter Warmer
Stats: 8.3% ABV
Brewer: Thirsty Dog Brewing Co.
Web Site: www.thirstydog.com
State/Country of Origin: OH, USA
Brewer Info: Here at the Thirsty Dog Brewing Company, full flavor, delicate balance, texture and aroma combine to make beer an infinitely complex and thoroughly enjoyable experience. Each of our beers is meticulously hand crafted in small batches using the finest ingredients. High quality malted barley is the source of the beer’s sweetness and body. Select American and European hops are used to balance the malt sweetness, and at times to add special flavors and aromas to the beer. Our carefully selected ingredients, along with our specially designed recipes and brewing processes, give Thirsty Dog beers unique flavor profiles that are hard to find in today’s mass-market “one size fits all” society. Our craft brewed beers are far more diverse in range and character than the small spectrum of mass-market beers offered to the American public by the large national breweries. Enjoy the diversity and unleash the flavor today. Welcome to Thirsty Dog Brewing Company, and welcome to great beer!
Brewer Brand Hype: Spiced for the holidays with honey, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and Santa’s secret recipe.
Label: This beer’s name sums up the idea of bringing the best together to celebrate. It is filled with seasonal flavors from generous amounts of toasted and caramel malts, mixed with equally generous amounts of honey, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. We feel it’s the perfect libation, filled with flavors of the season.
The Brewski Review: The pace of the work around my house has slowed considerably. When I concoct a project in my I do myself no favors by limiting my time. What I need to do is take my planned timeline and multiply it by five so I’ll be closer to a realistic completion date. Case in point: my wife and I went shopping for the kids at the verable toy institution Toys-r-Us a few days ago. I noticed a wooden train set assembled on a little wooden table. What a great idea. A simple little table. I figured it would take longer to map out the cuts on a 1/2 pc of plywood than to assemble the table. Wrong. The project took me about a month to complete. Between work and the family, I don’t have the time to complete these project so I don’t know why I sign up for them. Yet, I still get pulled by my wife about not spending enough time with the family or considering them before my projects. She says I do things I ‘want’ to do like work on the house, cars or our rental property while she does things she ‘has’ to do like take care of the kids and cook. I drop my head in defeat. I always hope I win the lottery because I see no way out of this quandry. Until then, I keep plugging along…..all without the help of a therapist. Remarkable isn’t it? Maybe I should drink more often. This beer would be a good place to start. Says Ale brewed with honey and spices. It didn’t appear to add much to the taste because I didn’t think it was all that fantastic. Maybe if I were to have drank it outside in the bittery cold it would warm me up and taste better? Perhaps, but why would I want to do that? Oh yeah, the table? See pics of how it turned out. Finished it on New Years Eve Day. (Obviously, this article is back-dated.)
Drinkability: Average winter warmer. Wouldn’t drink it again.
Appearance: Generous head at pour. Dissipates quickly.
The Buds: Honey & Spice flavor didn’t stand out.
TBR Cap Rating: 3.5 out of 5.