Matty D’s Beer Corner: Holiday Cheer

“For the red, white, and blue, and the freedom we deserve”


It might be a fridge-essential, a tailgate hit, the perfect Beirut can, or an off-the-beaten-path brew.  Maybe it came from a large production company, a local microbrewery, or from over the oceans.

The only common denominator is that it has to be beer. So crack open that cold one in your hand and listen in, maybe just maybe I’ll sway you onto your new favorite American pastime.


Beer of the Week:

Goose Island Sixth Day

Goose Island 6th Day

Goose Island is a fantastic brewery located within reach of Chicago’s iconic Wrigley Field. Brewing since 1988, Goose Island has been making over 50 fantastic craft beers including Honker’s Ale, Ten Hills Pale Ale, and 312 Urban Wheat Ale. I have shared a variety case with the 460 roommates this past year and was very impressed.

I was enjoying my adventure last week in the Disneyland of grocery shopping, Wegmans, when I stumbled upon their holiday brew, Sixth Day. I quickly snatched up a six-pack and have been enjoying this American Brown Ale immensely. It is 8.3% ABV making it a much big taste than the name leads you to believe. I recommend pouring this festive ale into a nice pint glass to unleash the full flavor. It pours a dark, deep brown with a thick brownish foam layer on top leaving a warming look as you take your first sip. You are immediately hit with numerous flavors of nutmeg, caramel, toffee, and some type of dark fruit leaving you with s sweet taste of the holidays. The beer finishes with robust maltiness and the noticeable taste of alcohol, but not overwhelming due to the early flavors. I thoroughly enjoyed this seasonal craft beer and recommend it highly, just as I recommend Goose Island in its entirety. Happy Holidays!


If any readers or tweeters have any advice on beers to spotlight, give my a shout. Remember, America was built on beer and don’t let anyone tell you differently.

Never stop being merry!

Matty D


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