Glögg Glögg Glögg, and Other Don’t-Miss Brew Ho Ho Beers

BF Glögg LabelConfession: the first time I ever got drunk was from a beverage my Swedish stepmom made on Christmas Eve called Glögg. Brimming with warmth, this traditional Scandinavian bowl of mulled wine had this teenage skatepunk goosed, goggled and groggy. One minute I was sipping my third cup, hypnotically admiring the raisins floating around, the next thing I knew it was Christmas morning, where Santa brought me my first hangover.

For the fourth annual Brew Ho Ho holiday beer festival this Saturday, I was like a kid unwrapping a Nintendo upon seeing the beer list. A beer version of Glögg? I’m suddenly ready to hear Feliz Navidad while trying to mall-park!

Glögg Glögg Glögg is a collaboration beer with Bottle Logic, Barley Forge and Good Beer Company. Drawing inspiration from the Swedish mulled wine that got me a blackout Christmas drunk, each brewery made the same base beer, then spiced and finished the holiday ale at their own breweries. “I think the biggest difference between the three will be in the spicing, fruit and finishing gravity. I’m really excited to see how the other two variants turn out!” said Brandon Fender of Good Beer Co under some mistletoe.

The unique factor in this beer is the addition of roasted chestnuts, which is sure to sleigh. “The actual exercise of scoring, roasting and peeling the nuts is an agonizing, mentally and physically scarring one I would prefer to pretend never happened. EVER. OR AGAIN. But working with Bottle Logic and The Good Beer Co. was of course a privilege and joy!” mentioned Barley Forge’s Greg Nylen, with his Swedish tongue pressed firmly in cheek.

  • Aromas: chocolate covered raisins, spiced cider, fruit cake
  • Flavors: holiday spices, a little boozy, stone fruit, prunes, raisin
  • Finish is tart and dry
Glögg Glögg Glögg will be on tap at the Brew Ho Ho and will be available at each brewery’s tasting room throughout the holidays. Got tickets to the last beer festival in 2015? Here’s the beer list!
32 NorthSt. MichaelsTart Saison w/juniper berries
32 NorthFranklins Black IPABlack IPA
Anchor BrewingBrotherhood SteamCalifornia Common4.9%
Anchor BrewingAnchor ChristmasWinter Warmer5.5%
AveryReverendBelgian Style Quad10.0%
AveryOld JubilationEnglish Strong Ale8.3%
AveryRajaDouble IPA8.0%
Backstreet BreweryScotch AleScotch Ale w/ whiskey soaked Oak8.0%
Backstreet BreweryKahlua PorterNITRO – Coffee Porter7.5%
Ballast PointTBD
Ballast PointTBD
Ballast PointVery Special Surprise
Barley ForgeBBA Fugue StateRussian Imperial Stout9.5%
Barley ForgeThe PatsyCoconut Stout6.6%
Barley ForgeFusty PucketWinter Warmer7.7%
Barley ForgeFuture TrippingDIPA9.3%
Barley ForgeGrandpa TractorDortmunder Export lager5.0%
Barley ForgeGlogg Glogg Glogg
Barley Forge*Don PerfectoHorchata Wit5.1%
Barley Forge*The Orange CurtainIPA6.2%
Beachwood BrewingClear & Present MangerImperial Pumpkin Ale9.3%
Beachwood BrewingTBDIPA
Bottle LogicGlogg Glogg GloggCollaboration
Bottle LogicTBD
CismontaneOld FashionBBA Imperial Wit11.0%
Clown ShoesChocolate SombreroImperial Stout9.0%
Clown ShoesEvil CrawfishImperial Red Ale9.0%
CoronadoStupid StoutStout9.0%
CoronadoStingray IPAIPA7.9%
Dale BrosPomona QueenMango Shandy Cream Ale4.9%
Dale BrosTBD
EinstokWhite AleWitbier5.2%
EinstokToasted PorterPorter6.0%
El SegundoTBD
El SegundoTBD
Firestone WalkerVelvet MerlinOatmeal Stout5.5%
Firestone WalkerPivo PilsPlisner5.3%
Firestone WalkerWookey JackBlack IPA8.3%
Four SonsTBD
Four SonsUp On The RooftopHoliday Dopplebock9.1%
Hangar 24Pucachev’s Cobra 2015BBA Russian Imperial Stout13.5%
Hangar 24Orange WheatPale Wheat Ale4.6%
Hangar 24Local Fields WarmerWinter Warmer7.8%
Julian Hard CiderApple Pie6.9%
Julian Hard CiderBlack & Blue6.9%
Knee DeepHoparilloTriple IPA11.1%
Knee DeepBreaking BudIPA6.5%
Left CoastTBD
Left CoastTBD
LegacySleighwreckIrish Red Ale5.3%
Mike HessHabitusDIPA8.0%
Mike HessGraziasVienna Cream Ale5.5%
Mike HessAnno QuintoStrong Ale (5th Anniversary)7.9%
Mike HessClaritasKolsch Orange Honey Wheat5.2%
Mike HessSolisIPA8.2%
MonkishMagnificatBelgian Strong Dark Ale10.1%
New Belgium BrewingPumpkick AlePumpkin/Yam Ale6.0%
New Belgium BrewingAccumulationWhite IPA6.2%
Newport Brew CoTBD
Newport Brew CoTBD
No ClueWinterWineBarley Wine9.5%
No ClueHoney Blonde AleBlonde Ale7.0%
No ClueEEEEEPASession IPA4.5%
NobleNaughty SauceMilk Stout5.4%
NobleNose CandySession IPA4.4%
Oskar BluesDale’sPale Ale6.5%
Oskar BluesOld ChubScotch Ale8.0%
Oskar BluesHotbox PorterCoffee Porter6.5%
Pizza PortTBD
Pizza PortTBD
Portland CiderSanta’s SausSpiced Cider6.2%
Portland CiderPearfect PerryPear Cider/Perry6.5%
RIIPSticky IckyImperial Stout
Ritual BrewingTBD
Ritual BrewingTBD
Shmaltz BrewingJewbelation 19Chanukah Beer12.4%
Shmaltz BrewingBittersweet Lenny’sRIPA10.0%
Shmaltz BrewingHop MannaIPA6.8%
Sierra NevadaNoonerPilsner5.2%
Sierra NevadaCelebrationSeasonal IPA6.8%
StadiumHoliday AleWinter Warmer6.5%
StadiumEl ToroDIPA9.0%
Stone Brewing Co.XocovezaSweet Milk Stout8.1%
Stone Brewing Co.Enjoy by 12/25/15Double IPA9.4%
Stone Brewing Co.Double BastardAmerican Stron Ale11.2%
Stone Brewing Co.Just Because Pale AlePale Ale8.5%
Telegraph BrewingWinter AleWinter Ale6.5%
Telegraph BrewingSilent PartnerSaison7.5%
Telegraph BrewingBarel Aged Reserve WheatBerliner Weisse5.0%
The Good Beer Co.DTSAIPA7.5%
The Good Beer Co.Glogg Glogg GloggCollaboration8.4%
The Good Beer Co.NocheDark Saison6.5%
The LagunitasBrown ShuggaIPA10.0%
The LagunitasTBD
Tustin BrewingRum to the HillsRum Barrel Aged Barley Wine12.7%
Tustin BrewingOld TownIPA6.4%
ValiantDouble RojaDry Hopped Red Ale13.3%
ValiantBBA Coconut BrownBrown Ale
ValiantChernyy MedvedSmoked Russian Imperial Stout*
Wicks BrewingTBD
Wicks BrewingTBD
Wiens BrewingDead PanAmerican Pilsner5.2%
Wiens Brewing*Fortune TellerSingle Hop Mosiac IPA5.3%
Wiens Brewing*Coffee StoutStout4.8%



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