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12 Brewers of Christmas at Meadhall

Posted by Gary Dzen, Staff  December 17, 2012 05:34 PM

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There's a fairly unbelievable event at Meadhall in Cambridge this Weds., Dec. 19 that features 12 craft breweries raising money for Toys for Tots.

Meadhall has given all 110 draft lines (plus two casks) to 12 brewers for an event called the "12 Brewers of Christmas". The event begins at 7 p.m., and the bar is asking for a donation of at least $10 or a toy of equal value (100 percent given to Toys for Tots) as an entrance fee.

A variety of silent auction items ranging from rare bottled beer to collections of wearables from each brewery to donations from local industry members will be available with all proceeds from the auctions donated to Toys for Tots. To cap it off, 10 extremely rare, cellared or "one-time only" releases from the breweries (a barrel-aged sour from Troegs, Citra Single Hop from Sierra, brewery only release from Allagash, etc.) will also be available on the mezzanine level.

The draft lineup is beyond ridiculous. Meadhall has already begun tapping a keg per day leading up to the event, but here's the full list of brewers and beers:

ALLAGASH: White, Black, Smoke & Beards, Confluence, Fluxus, Hugh Malone, Interlude, BAT, BAM, Bourbon Black.
Rare item- TBD (brewery-only)

BROOKLYN: Lager, Winter, Black Chocolate Stout, There Will Be Black, BLAST!. Rare item- Dark Matter

DOGFISH HEAD: 60 Minute, Palo Santo, Burton Baton, Theobroma, Sah'tea, Hellhound, Bitches Brew, 120 Minute, Birra Etrusca, Immort & 75 Minute cask. Rare item- 90 Minute through the Randall

DUVEL-OMMEGANG: BPA, Witte, Rare Vos, Hennepin, Abbey Ale, Three Philosophers, Rustica, La Chouffe, McChouffe, Houblon Chouffe, N'Ice Chouffe, Maredsous Blonde, Maredsous Brune, Leifmans Goudenbrand, Leifmans Cuvee Brut, De Koninck Tripel & Duvel Singel. Rare item- Chocolate Indulgence

GEARY'S: Pale, HSA, Winter, London Porter, Oakie Doakie.
Rare item- Whisky cask

LAGUNITAS: IPA, Czech Pils, Cappucino Stout, 2010 Old Gnarlywine, Little Sumpin Sumpin & Lagunitas Sucks.
Rare item- Imperial Stout

LEFT HAND: Milk Stout Nitro, Chainsaw: Double Sawtooth Nitro, Vietnamese Coffee Stout, AA Step #2: Smoked Doppelbock, Warrior Fresh Hop IPA & Fade to Black IV: Rocky Mtn Black Ale. Rare item- Smoke Jumper: Imperial Smoked Porter

OSKAR BLUES: Dale's Pale, Mamma's Yella Pils, Deviant, Chub, G'Knight, Ten Fidy, Nitro Rap. Smidy (Milk Stout), Barrel-Aged Chub & Port-Aged G'Knight.
Rare item- oSKAr da G'Rauch

SIERRA NEVADA: Pale, Celebration, Narhwal, Kolsch, Ovila Dubbel, Ovila Barrel-Aged Quad, Torpedo, Kellerweis, French-Style Saison & 20th Street Ale- Citra Single Hop.
Rare item- Barrel-Aged Bigfoot

SMUTTYNOSE: IPA, Wheat Wine, Big A IPA, Winter, Porter & Zinneke. Rare item- Utopia-Aged Wheat Wine

TROEGS: HopBack, Perpetual IPA, Mad Elf '11, Mad Elf '12, Flying Mouflan, DreamWeaver, JavaHead, Scratch 73 (Fest Lager), Scratch 80 (Abbey Ale) & Scratch 82 (Tripel).
Rare item- Barrel-Aged Sour

VICTORY: HopDevil Nitro, Scarlet Fire, Victory Village, Yakima Glory, Storm King & Braumeister Pils.

Gary Dzen

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Gary Dzen writes about craft beer here and in the Globe when he's not covering the Celtics for He can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @GaryDzen.

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