Christmas Eve at a NYC Hotel Room
Brewer: Evil Twin
Style: Imperial Stout
Finding the right Christmas beer can oftentimes be just as much about the host as it is for the guest. This one’s always fun to bring to a bash, large or small, because the name alone is a conversation starter (break the ice with the girl by the fridge — check); it sounds a little risqué (don’t be the most boring guy in the room — check); and it’s delicious (have good beer to fall back on — check). With the ice broken, the guy with the Harpoon is way more basic than you, and with a tasty brew that will only get better as it warms in your hand, you’re set for at least an hour. Some more facts about this beer, in case you do end up talking about it: Evil Twin, the beer’s brewer, is based in Brooklyn, originates in Denmark, and brews its beer at Two Roads Brewing in Stratford, Connecticut.