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12 beers for Christmas

Here’s a fun idea for a holiday party: Buy several kinds of winter beer, invite your friends to do the same, and make a night of tasting what everyone brings. Make sure to invite a large enough group and pair your beer selections with festive food offerings so as not to get too merry. The following is not a list of the 12 best Christmas beers, though several of these brews are definitely in the top handful. You should be excited if one or more of these beers appear under your tree.

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