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Best holiday beers on tap

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My vote goes to Toronado in the lower Haight. Are there any others to consider?

Special holiday and seasonal beers on tap at Toronado on 12/21/09

Dubuisson: Scaldis Soel
Widnmer: brr Winter
Affligem: Noel
St. Bernardus: Christmas
Schneider: Aventinus
Port: Santa’s Little Helper
Sierra Nevada: Celebration
Drakes: Jolly Roger Brown
Anderson Valley: Winter Solstice
Marin: Hoppy Holidaze
Half Moon Bay: Old Solstice Winter
Shmaltz: Jewbelation
Moonlight: Tipple Ale
Iron Springs: Epiphany Amber
Anchor: Christmas
Mikkeller: Santa’s Little Elf
New Belgium: 2 below
Magnolia: Winter Warmer
Triple Rock: Reindeer
Avery: Old Jubilation
Kern River Brewing: Holiday Ale
Lost Abbey: Gift of the Magi
Russian River Brewing: Damnation, Consecration, Publication

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  1. The Trappist in Oakland. Closed today and tomorrow

    1) Koningshoeven Trappist Quadrupel 10% ABV 25cl $8
    2) Achouffe Houblon Chouffe 9% ABV 25cl $7.
    3) Chimay Cinq Cents Triple 8% ABV 30cl $7.
    4) New Belgium Dandelion 7.8% ABV 33cl $6
    5) Duvel Green 6.8% ABV 30cl $6
    6) St. Bernardus Prior 8 8% ABV 33cl $6.
    7) De Ranke Guldenberg 8.5% ABV 33cl $6
    8) Drakes Jolly Roger 9% ABV 33cl $6.
    9) Ommegang Chocolate Indulgence 7% ABV $6
    10) Port Brewing Santas little Helper 10.5% ABV 25cl $5
    11) Bosteels Tripel Karmeliet 8% ABV 33cl $7
    12) Anker Gouden Carolus Grand Cru 10.5% ABV 25cl $8
    13) Anchor Porter 5.6% ABV 50cl $5
    14) St. Feuillien Saison 6.5% ABV 33cl $8
    15) Allagash White Ale 5% ABV 50cl $5.
    16) Firestone Walker Union Jack 7.5% ABV 33cl $5
    17) North Coast Old Rasputin Imperial Stout 9% ABV 25cl $6
    18) Nogne-O Winter Ale 8.5% ABV 25cl $7
    19) Slaapmutske Kerstmutske 7.4% ABV 33cl $7
    20) Dubuisson Scaldis Noel 12% ABV 25cl $10
    21) St. Feuillien Triple 8.5% ABV 33cl $8
    22) Russian River Damnation 7% ABV 33cl $6
    23) Bockor Cuvee des Jacobins Rouge 5.5% ABV 25cl $6
    24) Mikkeller To From 8% ABV 33cl $8
    25) Mikkeller Santas Little Helper 11% ABV 25cl $8

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      The Bockor Cuvee des Jacobins Rouge is a very nice holiday sour, have the young Scotsman in the back bar at the Trappist pronounce it for you.

      The Port Brewing Santa’s Little Helper is a smooth dark stout, with a great lingering aftertaste. Found it on tap @ Pacific Coast Brewing, right around the corner from the Trappist.

      Also, even though it isn't necessarily a holiday beer, the Deschutes Black Butte XXI is also at Pacific Coast and is excellent.

      Marvelous chocolate and coffee flavors, it comes in at a mighty 11%.

      This is a really great beer. Do not miss it.