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If I was more clever, I would write out a Thanksgiving parody of The Night Before Christmas for this post. But I’m not, so I won’t. I’m not big on sacrilege anyway.

The night before Thanksgiving has traditionally been a big party night for a lot of people. I don’t really get that. Why would you want to party the night before the one day of the year where indolence and gluttony are expected and encouraged?

Well, ChurchKey’s draft lineup for tomorrow night explains why some of you will be out into the wee hours tomorrow night. It’ll take you that long to taste all of the special beers that they’re putting on. Whether it’s Christmas beers, rare one-offs, new brews, or local casks, there’s a little something for everybody here.

Here’s a rundown:


Great Lakes Christmas Ale
Schlafly Christmas Ale
Bell’s Christmas Ale
DC Brau-Stillwater collaboration NATAS
Allagash Thing 2
Allagash BOOKER Curieux
Allagash Fluxus 2011
Allagash Blonde Ale
Stone Vertical Epic 11-11-11
Stone, Elysian, and The Bruery collaboration La Citrueille Céleste de Citracado
Dogfish Head Hellhound on my Ale
Schlafly American Brown Ale (cask)
Schlafly Oatmeal Stout (cask)
DC Brau The Citizen (w/ Lemon Verbena in the firkin) (cask)
DC Brau The Corruption (w/ Falconer’s Flight Hops & Juniper Berries in the firkin) (cask)

All brews will be priced individually by the glass and in 4 oz. tasting pours.

Don’t have too much fun. Remember, you’ve got to eat 10 pounds of turkey the next day. No one likes a hangover when they’re eating turkey.