12 Beers of Christmas - Day 2

On the second day of Lynch's Irish Tavern's 12 beers of Christmas, we bring you the Surly Brewing Company Seventeen Anniversary Ale!Surly Brewing Company, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is known for their bold and flavorful brews, and the Seventeen Anniversary Ale is no exception. This beer was brewed to celebrate the brewery's 17th year of operation, making it a special and limited release.

As the story goes, a Prohibition-era secret society of cocktail enthusiasts known only as the International Bar Flies formed at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris, the alleged birthplace of The Boulevardier and the inspiration for Seventeen.

Their 2023 anniversary beer blends a strong red ale and a wee heavy, aged in Tattersall Bitter Orange Liqueur barrels and 10-Year Henry McKenna Bourbon barrels, echoing The Boulevardier’s timeless flavor profile. Keep it a secret or share it with your fellow bar flies.

At 11% ABV, this beer is certainly on the stronger side, but the alcohol is well-integrated, adding a warming sensation without overpowering the other flavors. The mouthfeel is smooth and velvety, with a full body that coats your palate.This beer is perfect for sipping and savoring on a cold winter night. Its robust flavors and high alcohol content make it a great choice for those who enjoy bold and intense brews. Pair it with hearty dishes like steak, stews, or chocolate desserts for a truly indulgent experience.The Surly Brewing Company Seventeen Anniversary Ale is a great addition to Lynch's Irish Tavern's 12 beers of Christmas lineup. Come and enjoy this special release while it lasts, and stay tuned for tomorrow's featured beer!