Beer Advent Day 1: Little Sister

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Brewery: Door County Brewing Co.

Location: Bailey’s Harbor, WI

Style:  Belgian Wit  ABV: 5.4%

Our first beer this Advent is from the great state of Wisconsin.  In fact, this year’s Beer Advent features 13 beers from the Badger state.  Talk about keepin’ it local (for us Wisconsin participants I guess).  Local-ness is what Door County Brewing Co is all about.  Door County Brewing is a family owned craft brewery founded in 2012.  They source as many ingredients as possible from Door County and other parts of Wisconsin to produce beers based on local resources, local influences, and local heritage.  Door County Brewing has a slogan which says, “Drink in the local”.

I think that Little Sister Wit will be a good start to our Beer Advent.  It is brewed with equal parts Belgian Pilsener malt and wheat, and spiced with coriander and orange peel.  It’s easy drinking, yet intriguing.

As you begin the Beer Advent journey, think about the Door County Brewing Co. slogan:  “Drink In The Local”

Relish the local-ness of the beer tonight, but as you do, also relish in the truth that Jesus became local to us.  He came, as a baby, born in a manger.  He came to live and dwell among men.  Love came down at Christmas. That is what we anticipate this Advent season.  It’s more than enjoying a good beer…it’s anticipating Jesus becoming local for us!  What a mystery!  What a gift!

Cheers!

 

7 thoughts on “Beer Advent Day 1: Little Sister

  1. This was a very good beer with a good taste. I love beers with orange peel. Thought it had a little cinnamon taste also

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  2. Still enjoying this one as I type. I’m definitely picking up on that cinnamon-like flavor that Chris mentioned. I wanted to share a word from my advent devotional from John Piper tonight as it’s a great reminder for me: “Meditate on the fact that we need a savior. Christmas is an indictment before it becomes a delight. It will not have its intended effect until we feel desperately the need for a Savior.” Knowing full well my need for a savior, I am evermore thankful for Christ “becoming local” for me!

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  3. My fondness of Belgian style beers comes and goes but I really enjoyed this beer tonight. It is very crisp and enjoyable!

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  4. I am still enjoying this beer at the moment, I’m definitely picking up on the cinnamon-like flavor that Chris mentioned. A good thought from my advent devotion tonight by John Piper, “Meditate on the fact that we need a savior. Christmas is an indictment before it becomes a delight. It will not have its intended effect until we feel desperately the need for a savior.” Lord, help me to understand my great need for a savior so that I might truly experience the depth of joy that comes from celebrating my savior “becoming local” for me!

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  5. I loved the cloudy, hazy color as I poured it into my glass. I felt like the citrus and spice came out more as I let it sit in between sips. A good start to Beer Advent I’d say. This is one that I’d definitely try again. I am intrigued by the brewery too. I’d like to find more of what they make.

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  6. Great start to beer Advent. I absolutely love it this time of year and beer Advent has made it that much more enjoyable. The different beers, scripture reading, and some time to reflect.

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