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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Triple Rock's Holiday Ale and Party: A Festivus for Beer Drinkers

Posted By on Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 12:00 PM

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It's the most wonderful time of the year! Festivus is upon us. It's a time to gather around the aluminum Festivus pole, air your grievances, and -- thanks to Triple Rock Brewery, drink some strong beer.

Seinfeld fans know that the traditional Festivus holiday culminates in the "Feats of Strength," when the head of the household is wrestled to the floor. Triple Rock's tests of strength, however, will require Herculean liver power. On Dec. 23, revelers will face four strong beers brewed to celebrate the holiday alongside a special Festivus ale. Clocking in above 8 percent ABV, these special selections include a wheat wine, scotch ale, imperial red ale, and wood-aged imperial stout.

For optimal strength training, the brews are being rolled out every couple weeks leading up to the event. As of today, Truth Serum Wheat Wine and Reindeer Imperial Red are flowing from the taps.

In order to complete the feats and emerge victorious on the big night, Triple Rock warns that you must consume all four beers during the event and "complete a few other acts of strength." If you're lucky, this may entail Greco-Roman wrestling of some sort. Wake up the next morning without a hangover, and it'll be a true Festivus miracle.

Triple Rock Festivus Celebration

When: Friday, Dec. 23

Where: Triple Rock Brewery, 1920 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, (510) 843-2739

Cost: Pay per drink

What: Four strong ales on tap alongside a special Festivus brew. Holiday boozing, and possible hand-to-hand combat.

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