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Beery Christmas and Hoppy Holidays from Your (Un)Friendly Urban Beer Nerd


Ah, Christmas. That wonderful time of year when families and friends gather together to eat (too much) and drink (too much), give each other gifts they can’t really afford that nobody really wants and fight (thanks to too much drink) over animosities that built up during the past year. Joy.

Or maybe you’re one of those happy people who actually enjoys the holidays. If so, fuck you ya happy bastard.

This is the last post of 2012 for this Urban Beer Nerd because as much as I enjoy writing this blog, my day job is also writing and editing, so posting still kind of feels like “work” to me. And I really need a vacation.

That said, I wish you as beery a Christmas as possible and an extra hoppy New Year. Thanks for reading, and see ya in 2013.


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How to Make Your Own Custom Beer Nerd Christmas Ornament

Beer Nerd Christmas Tree Ornament

Yesterday my girlfriend and I bought our 2012 Christmas tree. After setting it up and arguing about whether or not it was straight enough in its shitty-plastic stand, we dug up our box of ornaments and started decorating. I cracked a bottle of Stone Brewing Co.’s Enjoy By 12.21.12 IPA and quickly realized that I don’t have any craft-beer-related Christmas tree ornaments. Shameful, I know.

I decided to remedy this unfortunate issue and make my own custom beer nerd Christmas ornament. If you can gather a handful of bottle caps, a round Christmas ornament and some Krazy Glue you too can make your own beer nerd ornament. (But your ornament probably won’t be as awesome as mine.)

Step one: Collect bottle caps. I didn’t use standard bottles caps, but instead chose to use the smaller caps that come on top of corked bottles of beer. I also used caps from different breweries, but you could use only caps from your favorite brewery.

Step two: Buy Krazy Glue.

Step three: Get yourself a round Christmas tree ornament.

Step four: Crack a beer. (You might get thirsty while building your custom ornament. I know I did.)

Step five: Carefully apply Krazy Glue to the bottom edges of your bottle caps, and then stick them one at a time to your ornament. Be patient and let each one dry before trying to add more caps. (Note: The Urban Beer Nerd assumes no responsibility for fingers stuck to other digits, bottle caps, your beer or anything else. If you can’t use Krazy Glue without getting it everywhere, you have no business making this ornament. Moron.)

Step six: Let glue dry, hang the ornament on your Christmas tree, raise your glass for a toast and then bask in your new creation’s glory.


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