Thursday, November 1, 2012
It's the most wonderful time for a beer
In Denmark the first friday of November marks a huge day of celebration. No, it is not a religious day, a memorial day, labor day or a royal's birthday, it's not even a public holiday. But it is a day the Danes anxiously await all year...
It is the day Christmas Beer is released!
The day is known as "J-day" and it is celebrated by brewery employees driving around the bars and cafes, handing out free beer to get the festive season started. And needless to say it turns into a huge night for beer lovers and those who just like to celebrate the fact that Christmas is almost here.
Although I am not a huge fan of beer, I don't mind a bottle or two of the Christmas beer. It is filled with spices and warmth unlike normal beer and you just can't help get into the spirit of Christmas (not that I really have much trouble with that).
So cheers to J Day and Christmas beer!