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The 12 Brewers of Christmas

It’s that time of year again. There’s a nip in the air, and some of us are feeling a little guilty for not being as generous as we should have been the previous 11 months. Thankfully, there’s an annual event in Boston where you can get stupid drunk on amazing craft beers all while donating to Toys for Tots. Can’t beat that!

It’s called the 12 Brewers of Christmas, and it takes place at the Meadhall in Cambridge.

The 13-day event kicks off this Saturday, 12/6, by dedicating one draft line as a “tots” beer of the day, in which all proceeds earned from that line is donated to Toys for Tots. The “tots” beers lineup from 12/6 – 12/18 are as follows:

  • Allagash Saison
  • Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
  • Boulevard 80 Acre Hoppy Wheat
  • Founders All Day IPA
  • Green Flash West Coast IPA
  • Jack’s Abby Hoponius Union
  • Lagunitas IPA
  • Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout
  • Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale
  • Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
  • Smuttynose Finestkind IPA
  • Tröegs DreamWeaver

Thursday, 12/18 is the main event. All 100 taps at Meadhall are taken over by the 12 participating breweries, not to mention the 10 extremely rare kegs that will be tapped at the bar on the Mezzanine level of the restaurant. In the private dining room next to the Mezzanine bar there’s a silent auction full of brewery swag, and proceeds from that are, you guessed it, donated to Toys for Tots.

At 5:00, $10 OR a toy for donation gets you in the door. All new, wrapped/sealed toys are accepted, however Toys for Tots will not accept/distribute realistic-looking toy weapons or any items that contain food.

According to Josh Witkowski, beer manager at Meadhall, the beer list for 12/18 is 95% confirmed. But, shit happens, so the list is subject to change:


  • Black
  • Bourbon Black
  • Confluence
  • Curieux
  • Fluxus
  • Interlude
  • James Bean
  • Midnight Brett
  • Saison
  • White

Dogfish Head

  • 120 Minute IPA
  • American Beauty
  • BEER Thousand
  • Bitches Brew
  • Namaste
  • Pale Santo Marron
  • Piercing Pils
  • Sixty-One

Duvel USA

  • Boulevard Collaboration No. 4
  • Boulevard Imperial Stout 2013
  • Boulevard Nutcracker
  • Boulevard Saison-Brett
  • Boulevard Tank 7
  • Ommegang 3 Philosophers
  • Ommegang Adoration
  • Ommegang Barrel-Aged Adoration
  • Ommegang Hennepin
  • Ommegang Scythe & Sickle


  • All Day IPA
  • Backwoods Bastard
  • Big Lushious
  • Breakfast Stout
  • Kentucky Breakfast Stout
  • Nitro Oatmeal Stout
  • Porter
  • Red’s Rye IPA

Green Flash

  • Hop Head Red
  • Green Bullet
  • Imperial IPA
  • Le Freak
  • Soul Style IPA
  • Special Cuvee Tripel

Jack’s Abby

  • Barrel-Aged Framinghammer 2013
  • Berliner Punch
  • Cherry Barrel-Aged Berliner Braun
  • Cocoa-Nut Barrel-Aged Framinghammer
  • Jabby Brau
  • Lager Ness Monster
  • Nitro Smoke & Dagger
  • trIPL


  • Czech Pils
  • Extra Double Dry-Hopped New Dogtown Pale Ale
  • IPA
  • Little Sumpin’ Wild
  • New Dogtown Pale Ale
  • ScareCity #1 Imperial Pilsner
  • Sucks

Left Hand

  • Chainsaw Ale
  • Fade to Black
  • Nitro Milk Stout
  • Oak-Aged Wake Up Dead
  • Polestar Pils

Oskar Blues

  • Chubby Porter
  • Dale’s Pale Ale
  • Deviant Dale’s IPA
  • IceyPA
  • Nitro Chub
  • Shipwreckers Circus
  • Spring 44 Bourbon Barrel-Aged Full Pint
  • Ten FIDY
  • Velvet Elvis

Sierra Nevada

  • Celebration Ale
  • Barrel-Aged Torpedo
  • Boomerang IPA
  • Breakfast at Chico’s
  • Coffee Stout
  • Kellerweis
  • Narwhal
  • Pale Ale
  • Wood-Aged Scotch Ale


  • Bouncy House Session IPA
  • Grisette
  • Old Brown Dog
  • Really Old Brown Dog
  • Schmutzig
  • Smistletoe
  • Vunderbar! Pils
  • Winter Ale
  • Zinneke


  • Blizzard of Hops
  • DreamWeaver
  • HopBack Amber
  • Impending Descent
  • Mad Elf 2014
  • Mad Elf 2013
  • Mad Elf 2014
  • Naked Elf
  • Perpetual IPA
  • Scratch #165 Cranberry Porter
  • Troegenator


Main Event Mezzanine Beers

  • Allagash Evora
  • Boulevard Foeder Projekt No. 1
  • Dogfish Head Raison D’Extra
  • Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout
  • Green Flash 12th Anniversary Ale
  • Jack’s Abby Bride Maker
  • Oskar Blues Wild Turkey Barrel-Aged Ten FIDY
  • Sierra Nevada Barrel-Aged Narwhal
  • Tröegs Bourbon Barrel-Aged JavaHead



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