When you see a beer label depicting a plastered Santa Claus face down in the snow, you absolutely have to write about it.
While we’re all hoping poor Santa didn’t bust his schnoz, we are assured that the fall was well worth it, as his sprawling image on each bottle of Whiskey Scented Santa marks the unofficial beginning of the Christmas season at Charleville Brewing Company.
Right away a beer called Whiskey Scented Santa begs the question, “how did you come up with that name?”
“That’s what happens when a bunch of beer lovers are sitting around the table after a few drinks and someone remembers that smell from when you were a kid and you had to sit on Santa’s lap,” said Tait Russell, director of sales and distribution at Charleville. “And the visual of Santa facedown in the snow was perfect.”
From that inspiration, Whiskey Scented Santa was born. The Imperial Porter is a heavyweight coming in at 10.5 % ABV so take your time. The beer is aged with whiskey infused oak stave or chips inside stainless steel tanks which allows for more beer to be produced.
“It’s a big beer with a big bourbon flavor that is warm to the tongue,” said Russell. “You’ll detect hints of fruits like raisins, figs and dates and even some chocolate.”
Whiskey Scented Santa, debuts for the 2018 Christmas season on Friday, November 23 at 2:00 p.m., but this year, for one day only, the 2018 Whiskey Scented Santa will be available in six packs!!
You can also pick up 6 packs of the 2017 vintage or you can purchase a mix 6 packs of the 2017 & 2018 vintage. Make sure to put this one on your calendar. You can find the six packs at the brewery:
Charleville Brewing Company
2101 Chouteau Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63103