Strong Ale Holiday Fest at Library Alehouse

Library Alehouse in Santa Monica is hosting their 2nd annual “Strong Ale Holiday Fest” from December 19 – 31, 2011. Colder weather means stronger beers, and they’ve been saving a lot for this occasion. Special events happening on certain dates. See the beer list and calender.


FiftyFifty Totality
FiftyFifty Eclipse Elijah Craig 12
FiftyFifty Eclipse Four Roses Single Barrel
FiftyFifty Eclipse Elijah Craig 18 (Bottle Pour)
FiftyFifty Eclipse Brandy (Bottle Pour)
FiftyFifty Eclipse Grand Cru (Bottle Pour)
FiftyFifty Eclipse Rittenhouse Rye (Bottle Pour)
Lost Abbey Ad Lib
Lost Abbey Bourbon Angel’s Share
Port Brewing Older Viscosity
Port Brewing Santa’s Little Helper
Eagle Rock Jubilee
Stone Imperial Russian Stout 2011
Stone Double Bastard 2011
Karl Strauss Two Tortugas
North Coast Grand Cru
Alaskan Smoked Porter 2010
Alaskan Smoked Porter 2011
Scaldis Noel 2010
Scaldis Noel 2011
Bootlegger’s 78 Anniversary Ale
TAPS Barleywine 2010
Ommegang Adoration
Ommegang Three Philosophers
N’ice Chouffe
Bruery Autumn Maple
Bruery Cuir
Bruery 4 Calling Birds
Bruery Melange #3
Bruery Burly Gourd
Bruery Smokin’ Wood
Anchor Our Barrel Ale
Anchor Christmas 2010
Anchor Christmas 2011
Anchor Old Foghorn
Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Brewers Reserve Grand Cru
Sierra Nevada Life and Limb 2
Sierra Nevada Celebration
Deschutes Black Butte XXIII
Deschutes The Stoic
Deschutes Jubelale
Deschutes The Abyss
Jolly Pumpkin Noel de Calabaza
Uinta Anniversary Barleywine
Uinta Labyrinth
Oskar Blues ODB
Ballast Point Victory at Sea
Ballast Point Indra Kunindra
Dupont Avec Les Bon Voeux
Evil Twin Christmas Eve in a NYC Hotel
Emelisse Jack Daniel’s Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
Emelisse Jack Daniel’s Barrel-Aged Barleywine
De Dochter van de Korenaar Oak-Aged Embrasse
Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron
Great Divide Hibernation
Great Divide Old Ruffian
New Belgium Abbey Grand Cru

Event days

Monday, December 19

The FiftyFifty Brewing Kickoff Event will feature the owners of FiftyFifty, Andy and Alicia Barr with some of their more elusive varieties. Sweet Rose Creamery will also be serving their local ice creams.

Eclipse Four Roses Single Barrel
Eclipse Elijah Craig 12

Bottle pours (extremely limited)

Eclipse Elijah Craig 18
Eclipse Rittenhouse Rye
Eclipse Brandy
Eclipse Grand Cru

Sweet Rose

Bacon Bourbon Sundae
Spicy Chocolate Ice Cream
Salted Caramel Ice Cream

Any Alehouse customer who purchases any serving size of any variety of Eclipse on the 19th will be given access to a special menu just across the street at Areal (2820 Main St.) for an opportunity to taste the whiskeys that came out of the barrels that Eclipse was aged in as well as special-savory food pairings.

Wednesday, December 21

La Chouffe Keep the Glass Night. Alehouse hosts Ommegang and Brasserie d’Achouffe with sales rep Stuart Knight bringing three strong, dark Belgian beers: N’Ice Chouffe, Three Philosophers and Adoration. A limited amount of glassware will be available to take home with a purchase of these beers.

Friday, December 23

Horrible Holiday Music and Ugly Sweater Party. Drink to cheesy holiday renditions with $2 off your first beer if you wear an ugly sweater.

Tuesday, December 27

Anchor Our Barrel Ale Release. A small keg of special blend of barrel-aged beers dubbed “Our Barrel Ale” from Anchor will be poured alongside Old Foghorn, Christmas 2011 and Christmas 2010 for this event. 10% of sales going to guests LACBC, a bike charity.

Thursday, December 29

The Bruery Belated Christmas. They saved a keg of Autumn Maple for this event and will also serve Melange #3, Smokin’ Wood, Burly Gourd, 4 Calling Birds, and Cuir (Anniversary Old Ale).