If the sun must cloak itself in a tenebrous and depressing shroud of cloud, the lush green vegetation must fade to brown, and the temperature must drop to bone shattering lows, then at least we can extract some joy from the Christmas seasonal beers that are now replacing the proliferation of pumpkin ales on the shelves of our beer stores.

As I pine for warmer days, this Saturday, the Eve of my 30th birthday, I know my weary and cold soul will be warmed by the company of my wife, friends, and a big bottle of dark and alcoholic beer; Delirium Noel.  This brew by Brouwerij Huyghe, the completion of their Delirium trilogy, is sure to please with it’s bold an peppery flavor.

As you slip into a sweet sleep, it is sure to replace thoughts of sugar plum fairies with psychadelic illusions of flying pink elephants.

While Delirium Noel should be an easy find this year, let us know if encounter any difficulty, or just pick another Christmas beer and we will post your review.