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Second Draught: Samichlaus, a beer for next Christmas

Could there be a sea change happening at the LCBO when it comes to products previously disallowed for reasons of “community standards”? Dan Aykroyd’s Crystal Head is now on shelves and this holiday beer that features a picture of a rogue-ish Austrian Santa — more Billy Bob Thornton than Tim Allen — on the label has also been given the green light by the AGCO.

It didn’t make it out from the LCBO warehouses to stores before the 25th but there still seems to be a strong demand for it. Summerhill went through 44 bottles in three days and I wouldn’t be surprised if the inventory at other locations disappears almost as quickly. (more…)