Thiriez Biere de Noel
Brasserie Thiriez • France
Daniel Thiriez, who lives and brews in a charming old farmhouse amidst the rolling fields of France’s north country, is considered by many to be France’s best brewer. Every year he makes a different ale to celebrate Christmas, and this year’s is a major departure from the darker brews he has done in the past. This Bière de Noël is a beautiful red-gold wheat beer — with quite subtle all-spice and orange peel added. The result is a slightly tart, wonderfully effervescent, and quite refreshing festive brew — a perfect alternative to Champagne, for the true beer lover.