Christmas Songs and Beer Pairings

When you’re trying to make the holiday season merry and bright, Christmas tunes and good beer are key. You may have never considered which beers pair best with classic Christmas songs, but that’s what the folks at “Food and Wine” are here for. Here’s what they say you should sip while listening to your holiday favorites.

“White Christmas” as performed by Bing Crosby
Pair with: Belgian Witbier
The classic crooner’s voice goes perfectly with this classic white beer.

“It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” as performed by Johnny Mathis
Pair with: Winter Ale
This seasonal beer is perfect for the transition into winter.

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” as performed by Gene Autry
Pair with: Red IPA
It’s red and hoppy, just like old Rudolph himself.

“Christmas Wrapping” as performed by The Waitresses
Pair with: Double Dry Hopped Farmhouse Ale
This is the ultimate hipster Christmas song and it deserves the ultimate hipster beer.

“Let It Snow” as performed by Dean Martin
Pair with: Imperial Stout
When you’re settling in for a long winter’s night, a thick, chocolatey stout helps you stay cozy.

“All I Want for Christmas Is You” as performed by Mariah Carey
Pair with: Pilsner
Love it or hate it, this song is a crowd-pleaser, so it deserves a beer that is, too.

“The Christmas Song” as performed by Nat King Cole
Pair with: Christmas Ale
Their names say it all.

“Fairytale of New York” as performed by The Pogues
Pair with: Dry Stout
This is the perfect pairing for this Christmas tune/Irish drinking song mashup.

“Wonderful Christmas Time” as performed by Paul McCartney
Pair with: Pale Ale
The poppy track works well with a modern pale.

“Christmas in Hollis” as performed by Run-DMC
Pair with: Eggnog
Why not a beer? It’s right there in the lyrics: In Hollis, they’re drinking eggnog. And who are we to question Run-DMC?

Source: Food and Wine

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