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The Bruery Ten Lords-A-Leaping Ale

written by Julie Cohn

Ten Lords-a-Leaping!  This drink is technically not a cocktail, but a delicious Christmas ale from The Bruery. This ale is so flavorful, it does not need any other mixers!  The Bruery, a craft beer company from Orange County, California  features beers for each day of the Twelve Days of Christmas, and this ale is the 10th day.  When you get a moment, give the other days a try, they have some clever  and tasty ideas.

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The Bruery Ten Lords-A-Leaping Ale

This limited edition Ten Lords-A-Leaping Ale is a Belgian spiced imperial wit ale with notes of coriander, orange, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, apple, anise, mace, and clove–it has all the flavors of the holiday in one rich dark ale, perfect for pairing with a holiday cheese and nut board!  For best tasting, pour the ale chilled, with a round of orange, cinnamon stick, and star anise.

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Holiday Cheese Board

Soft and salty cheeses and spiced meats will bring out the flavor of the spices in the Ten Lords-A-Leaping ale.  Nuts such as cashews and almonds, and fresh and dried fruit will also pair nicely.  Here are a few suggestions for your cheese board:

  • Dried Apricots
  • Grapes
  • Fresh Apples
  • Fresh Pears
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Smoked Gouda Cheese
  • Monterey Jack
  • Brie
  • Port Wine Cheese Spread
  • Fig Spread
  • Cashews
  • Almonds
  • Pretzels
  • Smoked Sausages
  • Toasted Crackers
  • Bread Sticks


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Twelve Days of Christmas Cocktails

First Day of Christmas cocktail:  Gingered Pear Margarita

Second Day of Christmas cocktail: Bourbon Caramel Turtle Milkshake

Third Day of Christmas cocktail: Bergamot Ruby French 75

Fourth Day of Christmas cocktail: Raspberry Snowtini

Fifth Day of Christmas cocktail:  Golden Rings Cocktail

Sixth Day of Christmas cocktail: Eggnog Old Fashioned

Seventh Day of Christmas cocktail: Christmas Swan Cocktail

Eighth Day of Christmas cocktail: Espresso Milk Punch Cocktail

Ninth Day of Christmas cocktail: Mandarin Fig Brandy Cocktail

12 Days of Christmas 10th Day

The 10th Day of Christmas | The Bruery Ten Lords-A-Leaping Ale + a Nut & Cheese Board Pairing

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