For me and many others, the fast approach of Christmas was once always heralded by the appearance of Christmas music. They’re songs that go from charming to brutal when you work in one of the country’s major supermarkets and they kick off early in November and get louder and more frequent as the month wears on. Fortunately for me, today Christmas’ sudden nearness is instead marked by the arrival of beer’s with names that reference that music, like Two Birds’ cherry sour, Deck The Hall St.
Named after the brewery’s home and aiming to recreate a bowl of fresh cherries sitting on the Christmas table all day, the kettle sour pours with a light red hue and packs in quite a bit of cherry flavour. It’s not particularly sour and rather the sourness is in the shape of a light tartness and provided your Christmas is a suitably hot one, Deck The Hall St will suitably reset the palate and refresh in the afternoon sun.