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What We're Drinking Now, Holiday 2023

What We're Drinking Now, Holiday 2023

Explore the finest craft beers from across the USA in our holiday 2023 beer guide. From the hazy Fuzzy Baby Ducks IPA in New England to the complex Galaxy Otter barleywine in the Midwest, and the double barrel-aged Elegant Destruction stout in the Southeast, there's a brew for every beer enthusiast this holiday season. Cheers to the diverse and exciting world of American craft brewing!

What We're Drinking Now, Holiday 2023

Are you a beer enthusiast looking for your next hoppy adventure? Look no further! We've scoured the United States to bring you the finest craft beers from all corners of the country. Whether you're in New England, the Midwest, the Southeast, the Rocky Mountains, the Southwest or on the West Coast, we've got you covered. Let's embark on a flavorful journey and savor the fresh brews that are the toast of the region this holiday season.

Disclaimer: It's impossible for our judges to review every single beer released by the nearly 10,000 breweries in the U.S. each week. As such, this story serves as a peek at some of the best beers released recently that have scored highly on other beer reviewing platforms, have medaled in recent competitions or have been burning up message boards and forums with immense hype. If you're in the regions where these beers are available, we hope they become What You're Drinking Now!

Fuzzy Baby Ducks by New England Brewing Co.

New England Region – Woodbridge, Connecticut
Fuzzy Baby Ducks by New England Brewing Co.

BeerAdvocate user score: 4.45 out of 5
BeerAdvocate rating: 98 out of 100

ABV: 6.2%

Fuzzy Baby Ducks IPA from New England Brewing Co. is a refreshing brew that serves as ode to Citra hops, using nothing but this flavorful hop variety to craft a beer that boasts big, tropical notes of mango, papaya and zesty citrus. Join the ranks of eager beer fans lining up to sample this delightful creation.

This lovely hazy IPA is perhaps the best-known beer from this Woodbridge, Connecticut brewery, which is known for its entertaining cartoonish beer labels and high-quality hoppy brews.

Available on a rotating basis, make sure to nab this cutely named brew ASAP, as quantities are limited and it tends to sell out quickly among the brewery’s myriad offerings.

Elegant Destruction by Heist Brewery

Southeast Region – Charlotte, North Carolina
Elegant Destruction by Heist Brewery

Untappd score: 4.35 out of 5

ABV: 13.9%

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