England’s Ridgeway Breweries ha s pretty interesting drop with Serious Bad Elf. This beer is a fairly strong malty golden ale which is fantastic in cold weather, and pretty good in the Northern Hemisphere around the festive season. The beer has a lot more hops than the average beer and it gives it a real kick giving a bit of a Belgian Tripel taste, the other kick is the 9% alcohol volume. There’s even a bit of a warning: Consumption of too much Winter’s Ale may be bad for your elf and may impair your ability to drive a sleigh or operate toy-making machinery. Another interesting fact about this beer is it banned in the US state of Connecticut. The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection has a strange law which forbids Santa appearing on a beer label. There’s a tiny Santa up in the right hand corner of the label with his loving reindeers – a big no no in Connecticut. I’m sure its ok to carry guns in the state and drive big guzzling monster pickups to the shops but no Santa on beer- Maybe the local officials need to get a life.
Just as a footnote we have heard Rigeway make a Criminally Bad Elf with 10.5% alcohol..we will see if we can find out a few details in the coming weeks.
We have done a little more research on this story and Connecticut has come to its sences and decided that the beer can go on sale with Santa on the lable. But New York now has a problem they think Childeren will be drawn to buy this $5+ beer.
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