Three holiday beers to try before it’s too late

Trying to avoid after-Christmas sales and the crush of the crowds that accompany them? We have the solution. Decompress at your local brewery for a holiday brew. Here are our top three picks. Cheers!

D9 Brewing Company

Try Hazy Shades of Winter, a DIPA that is hopped with El Dorado and Meridian hops.



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11138-C Treynorth Dr., Cornelius; 704-457-9368
Mon.-Fri., 2-10pm; Sat., 12-10pm; Sun., 1-8pm

As an added bonus you can tour the brewery every Friday, 6-8pm.


Eleven Lakes Brewing

Drink in the wonder and delight of Holidaze Christmas Ale, rimmed with cinnamon sugar.

Eleven Lakes

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10228 Bailey Rd., Ste. 201, Cornelius; 704-756-4156
Mon.-Fri., 4-10pm; Sat., 12-10pm; Sun. 1-7pm
Join them for Poker Night, every Friday, 7:30-9pm. And tickets are still available for its New Year’s Eve Bash. Enjoy heavy hors-d’oeuvres from Armin’s Catering and live music from Embarrassment of Riches. Tickets include 3 drinks from the bar as well as a Champagne toast!


Ass Clown Brewing Company

Try Dark Chocolate Dipped Candy Cane Stout at the brewery or look for it at select bottle shops. You also might want to try Buttered Apple Pie, made with fresh-pressed apple cider from Perry Lowe Orchards.

Ass Clown Brewery

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10620 Bailey Rd. E., Cornelius; 980-505-0399
Mon.-Thurs, 2-10pm; Fri. & Sat., 12-11pm; Sunday, 12-9pm
Trivia is every Monday at 7:30pm.



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