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The Bad Elves Return… A little early

Posted by John Eckhart Posted on Nov - 14 - 2012

Dear Enotecans,

This email is about the arrival of the Bad Elf series of beers.  These little guys come around every holiday season, they seem to have snuck in early this year, so we figured you should know.  The Member prices are for those who subscribe to beer of the month, including both the Fine Beer Club and the new Rare Beer Club.  Learn more about the Club at the end of this message.

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Bad Elf Series

Bad ElfELF WARNING: Consumption of too much Winter’s Ale may be bad for your elf and may impair your ability to drive a sleigh or
operate toy-making machinery.

Ridgeway Bad Elf Winter Pale 16.9oz
Without a doubt, the Bad Elf rocked last year. This year, just for the sake of change, it’s a different brew, and even better. Look for something a little less hoppy, a little more malty, and a little more festive this time around. This Elf is so bad, it’s way good.

Very Bad ElfOlde England meets the New World in this strong, warming golden ale. A generous amount of famous English malt is masterfully balanced with an astounding 45 ounces of fresh hops – including English Cascade – per barrel. Bad Elf is brewed by Peter Scholey, master brewer for the late and much-lamented Brakspear Brewery of Henley-on-Thames, England. Peter has bought up the entire crop from the single row of Cascades grown in the U.K.

Ridgeway Very Bad Elf English Bitter 16.9oz
It seems like every year these Elves just get worse and worse. This Very Bad Elf is stronger
and darker than its predecessor. Anyone out there remember Brakspear’s Vintage Henley? That
was one very special brew. This is Vintage Henley cranked up to 7.5%, for the sole purpose
of making your holiday bright.
Seriously Bad Elf
Based on an original recipe from 1795, Very Bad Elf has nutty and sweet-roasted flavors attributable to its use of an ancient pale malt, uniquely recreated for this delightful ale. A rare variety of Fuggles hops dating to the mid-1800’s gives the beer a soft, rounded bitterness and uncanny drinkability.

Ridgeway Seriously Bad Elf Belgian Tripel 16.9oz
Banned In Connecticut, Seriously Bad Elf
Criminally Bad Elf
Seriously Bad Elf is Peters’s very English interpretation of a Belgian Tripel, brewed to warming 9% alcohol, especially for his rapidly-growing American following.

Seriously, you don’t want to miss this beer. Seriously Bad Elf has been banned in Connecticut! That little red speck you see in the background of the label? Why, that’s none other than Kris Kringle, Santa Claus, who, according to the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection, cannot appear on a beer label.
Insanely Bad Elf
Ridgeway Criminally Bad Elf Barleywine 16.9oz
10.5% ABV Barley Wine style of beer. What else needs to be said?


Ridgeway Insanely Bad Elf Imperial Red Ale 12oz
11.2% ABV English Strong Ale style of beer, though the bottle says “Imperial Red Ale”, which sounds like a made-up style. This one’s crazy-strong, the Elf is straightjacketed. Flavors of molasses and fruit dominate, masking the high ABV. Malty goodness comes through in bready and yeasty flavors and aromas. Sweeter style of beer.

Ridgeway Lump of Coal Dark Holiday Stout 16.9oz
Bah Humbug! Not an elf at all, but still a good beer to put in someones stocking!

Looking forward to a depressing holiday? Here is liquid consolation. This 8% bittersweet chocolate stout is the best you could hope for in these dark times. Actually, come to think of it, considering how bad you’ve been, this little coal-black gem is more than you deserve for Christmas this year.


Beer of the Month Club

If you’re not a Club Member yet, learn about the Wine & Beer Club? It’s a great way to learn more about wine and craft beer, and have your experience expanded. If you’re a novice to wine, the Wine of the Month Club will expose you to all sorts of tasty bottles and you’ll be an expert in no time! Rare Beer Club is a recent addition to our line-up, and is mutually exclusive to the original Fine Beer Club. We’re focusing on a different type of beer in each Club, so if you want it all, get both! If you’re fairly new to craft beer and want to learn about new releases first, and new styles, make sure you’re in the Fine Beer Club. If you’re a seeker of high-end, limited-release Craft Beer and are more concerned with quality than cost, make sure you’re in the Rare Beer Club.

Categories: Craft Beer


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