This holiday season, we teamed up with Pleasant Hills, PA-based Arboretum Trail Brewing to bring you the beer of the season! Named Best Present Under The Tree, this is the first beer that’s actually meant to be gifted to someone else! We honestly have never seen anything like this on the market (though it could exist, we just haven’t noticed it).
I think that EVERYONE should rush out and buy some of this beer because it’s just really cool and tastes great, but if you need some convincing, here’s a five reasons why you should:
1. It’s a really good beer
We might be a bit biased here, but we really think Best Present Under The Tree is an excellent beer.
When we started planning this collaboration, we knew we didn’t want to make a typical Christmas stout. We wanted this beer to be highly drinkable; something you could enjoy with anyone this holiday season. But, we wanted the beer to have a holiday flare to it.
So Ben (Head Brewer and Owner of Arboretum Trail Brewing) got to work on creating the recipe. The recipe he came up with is an American New England Pale Ale with Spruce Tips and Juniper Berries, and we think he absolutely nailed it here.. Think of this beer like a “Holiday Hazy”.
2. It’s a great gift idea
We purposely designed this collaboration to be a beer that’s “meant to be gifted”. We literally WANT you to buy this beer and gift it to someone else.
Need to buy a gift for the beer lover in your life and not sure where to start? This would be a GREAT gift for them.
Know someone who loves hazy beers? This is the perfect gift for them.
Too busy to wrap presents this year? We literally made this one look like a wrapped present so you don’t have to wrap it. (We even included a gift tag!)
So, as you’re planning your holiday gifting, keep Best Present Under The Tree in mind.
3. It just looks really cool
We spent a lot of time planning the packaging that Best Present Under The Tree will come in. To help bring our ideas to life, we enlisted the help of Dak Singeltary, on of the graphic designers for Voodoo Brewery in Meadville, PA.
We really wanted this beer to look like a wrapped Christmas present. I mean, we named it Best Present Under The Tree so it needed to look like it belonged underneath the tree! So, Dak added a ribbon and bow in our Fueled colors and also included our patented catchphrase “Cheers, Yinz!” all over it. How awesome is that?
You can literally grab this box right off the shelf, write your name and the person you’re giving it to on the tag and place it right under the Christmas tree! Easy peasy.
4. It’s very limited
While we made sure that the beer tastes great and looks really cool, we didn’t brew a ton of it. Best Present Under The Tree will only be available at select retailers around the Pittsburgh area for a limited time. When we say “select” we really, really mean “select”. There will not be a ton of these 4-packs and sixtels floating around the Pittsburgh area, so if you see the beer at your favorite beer store, we highly recommend buying it.
Best Present Under The Tree goes on sale at most retailers starting Friday, December 10, 2021.
5. You can hang with the FueledFam when you pick your 4-packs up
So, do you want to know the best reason why you should pick up some 4-packs of Best Present Under The Tree? Well, it’s because you can hang out with all of your Fueled By Hops friends while you do so.
On Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 6:00PM, we are hosting our first Fueled Holiday Happy Hour at Carson Street Deli in the South Side of Pittsburgh. Carson St Deli will be the very first retailer to get cases and sixtels of the beer, so if you want to be the first to try it out, make sure you head to Carson Street Deli next Thursday!
Carson Street Deli is located at 1507 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203.