5 Celebratory Craft Beers to Drink on New Year’s Eve

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A Brief History

On December 31st, raising up your glasses for a toast happens with a sparkling glass of chilled Champagne. A party is incomplete with the arrival of a colourful and refreshing glass of cocktail containing rum, gin, vodka or a sinful brand of whiskey. Wine beckons a romantic dine out but a beer – always holds a special place for the boys’ big game night. Who makes these rules and why follow everything?

The years’ is not too far away, and so are the party preparations. Getting the best wine, stocking up those rum and champagne bottles and planning to wear that perfect party outfit to welcome the New Year in style – Beer says “Where am I?”

Galaxy Training Australia – the mastermind behind the best-known training practices of the RSA [Responsible Service of Alcohol] and the RSG [Responsible Service of Gambling] courses in Australia providing the RSA certification, RSA refresher courses and the RSG professional courses for the passionate people in Queensland, Australia. The GTA has a different take over the New Year parties where the beaming and bubbly glasses of best beers are served, which can take the party to a whole new level. Giving you the list of Top 5 Celebratory Craft Beers that brings in the burgeoning brilliance of all the bountiful beer lovers to a single place to have a blast of their lives –

Digging Deeper

1. Deus Brut Des Flanders

DeuS Brut des Flandres is a matchless brew that was introduced to the world in 2002. It is a sparkling and pure beer created with just water, yeast, malt and hops. The best of the best yeast cultures add a mild taste of ginger. The elegantly balanced bitter tinge, superior ingredients and an attention to detail thrive on the impeccable result in the beer.

Brewery: Brouwerij Bosteels (Belgium)

ABV: 11.5%

Style: Belgian Biere Brut

2. Avec Les Bons Voeux

Avec Les Bons Voeux means “best wishes” is a very special Saison ale brewed only for the holidays. Sinfully aromatic, rich and smooth, this is an ale to toast the season and welcome in the New Year! With a hint of pepper, this slightly bitter and bubbly complex Belgian Tripel deserves to be part of your party time indulgences.

Brewery: Brasserie Dupont (Belgium)

ABV: 9.5%

Style: Belgian Tripel

3. Oude Gueuze Tilquin A La Ancienne

Oude Gueuze Tilquin à l’Ancienne is a natural fermentation beer, produced from the blending of 1, 2 and 3 years old lambics. It is unfiltered and unpasteurized, and re-fermented in the bottle for at least 6 months. The lambics used were fermented and oak matured in the installations. These lambics are coming from worts brewed by Girardin, Boon, Lindemans and Cantillon breweries. Great for people with a taste for tangy ones, if you like tart, dry ale with a touch of fruity finish, it will be the one for you to order this holiday season.

 Brewery: Gueuzerie Tilquin (Belgium)

ABV: 6.4%

Style: Gueuze

4. Hitachino Nest Celebration Ale

A perfect beer made for the purpose of celebrations, this is sweet and spicy which includes an exotic blend of orange peel, coriander, nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla beans. This commemorative party potion from Japan is a full-bodied beer with sweet wheat flavour and beautiful dense froth on the top.

Brewery: Kiuchi Brewery (Japan)

ABV: 9%

Style: Specialty Ale

5. St. Bernardus Abt 12

Abbey ale brewed in the classic ’Quadruple’ style of Belgium’s best Abbey Ales. It is dark with a full, ivory-coloured head with a fruity aroma. Loaded with complex flavours, its long bittersweet finish is what which makes it so special. It is indeed one of the best beers in the world. This is a finely balanced beer, with a perfect equilibrium between malty, bitter, and sweet.

Brewery: Brouwerij St. Bernardus (Belgium)

ABV: 10%

Style: Belgian Quad

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Historical Evidence

For more information, please see…

Hoalst-Pullen, Nancy, Mark W. Patterson, et al.  National Geographic Atlas of Beer: A Globe-Trotting Journey Through the World of Beer.  National Geographic, 2017.

The featured image in this article, a photograph by Lasthib of beer testing in Margaret River, Australia, is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

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About Author

Samara Robinson

Samara Robinson was born and raised in Canberra, Australia. She is a mother who loves cooking and binging over a book with a bowl of popcorn. Her love for language and colours has made her write on varied topics like from food to fashion, gardening to parenting and health to partying. She is a trained dancer and a singer with an acquired taste towards dramatics and tribal art forms. She now works for Australia’s leading RSA and RSG training company Galaxy Training Australia as a Creative Content Developer with her extensive experience in the field of Online Marketing.