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12 Beers of Christmas

Join Santa on December 11 for a
special guided beer tasting at
Lagunitas Seattle Taproom and Beer Sanctuary


BOOK 12 Beers of Christmas

People have been brewing special beers for the Winter Solstice since the dawn of time. This ancient tradition lives on in the Pacific Northwest with the an annual pouring of Winter Warmers, Christmas Beers, and Yule Ales. Join Santa in this ancient tradition by sampling a dozen of the best holiday beers the Northwest has to offer. Besides getting a 4 ounce pour of 12 distinctive, locally brewed winter beers we will learn about the history of Christmas Beers, what exactly is a Christmas Beer, and the many different styles of Christmas Beers. Did I mention that Santa will be conducting the tasting? Don't worry, besides being St. Nick, he is also a level one Cicerone, so he knows his way around a pint glass.


Lagunitas Seattle Taproom and Beer Sanctuary

We will meet in the back bar of Lagunitas Seattle Taproom and Beer Sanctuary in Ballard. See the map below. There Santa will lead a guided tour of 12, distinctive and delicious winter beers, mainly from the local breweries of Ballard, with a few surprises. 

Besides tasting great winter warmers and Christmas Ales we will learn:

  • St. Nicholas is the patron saint of brewers
  • Good King Wenceslas is the King of Hops
  • In 800 AD Norwegian farmers were required by law to brew juleøl, or Yule Ale
  • How spiced ale became wassail
  • The first Christmas Ale by a craft brewer is still being brewed 45 years later
  • Santa's rocky relationship with beer advertisements, those darn temperance laws
  • Is it a Christmas beer if Budweiser puts a six pack in a festive package?

Participating Breweries

The list is not final yet but we should have beers from:

  • Lagunitas
  • Bad Jimmy's Brewery
  • Figurehead Brewing
  • Obec Brewery
  • Peddler Brewing
  • Populuxe Brewing
  • Reuben's Brews
  • Rooftop Brewing
  • Stoup Brewing
  • Urban Family Brewing

Seats are limited so sign up today. 

See our Cancellation Policy and other questions on our FAQ PAGE.

Gift Certificate for 12 Beers of Christmas  December 11
Special Tour Request

Tour Highlights

Time-60Dec. 11, 6 to 9 pm
Join us for a festive time

Hops-6012 Breweries:
See list
Beer-glass-6012 Beers/4 oz tastings
Guided tasting of 12 Christmas Beers
Souvenier-Glass-60Souvenir Glass
Free 4oz tasting glass

Bottle-opener-60Souvenir Opener
Bottle Key-Chain opener

food-beer-pairing-60Beer & Food Pairing Guide
Informative brochure 

Entire Package $65

Seats are limited, reserve your spot today.

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Beer tasting is at Lagunitas Seattle Tap Room

1550 NW 49th St, Seattle, WA 98107
You are responsible for transportation to the brewery. 

Enjoy a beer with Santa

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