The Twelve Beers of Christmas – Imperial Brown Ale

Posted by on Jan 1, 2013 in Videos | 6 Comments

Happy New Year from oopoomoo and the end of our Twelve Beers of Christmas. We end this series with another Norwegian Beer called Imperial Brown Ale and a wee video about how we photographed the beers for this project. Notice anything weird about my hands?

The tasters at work!

The tasters at work!

©Darwin Wiggett - the final beer in the series!

©Darwin Wiggett – the final beer in the series!

Tasting Notes

We seemed to favour a lot of dark beer during this project, likely because dark beers seem to work well in the cold dark days of winter. (And strangely, we didn’t end up with any American beer… they must have been all sold out then, because we have some big faves from the States. Next year!) The Imperial Brown Ale is deep red in colour and well balanced with hints of nutmeg. This beer goes down smooth and creamy! This is an easy drinking dark ale that is friendly with food but has enough character to be enjoyed on its own. What better way to end this series and cheers to all for a fantastic New Year!

About the Author

Photographing the incredible beauty of natural things, filming quirky videos, trying new foods with unpronounceable names, curling up with a good book, sharing ideas on how to live lighter on the Earth...these are a few of my favourite things!


  1. Ron
    January 1, 2013

    I think this was a great take on Christmas. I just wish I could find more of these beers here in Ontario.

    Thanks for doing this and taking the time to make the video on how it was done.

    Have a great 2013 and keep those blog posts coming.


  2. Tom
    January 1, 2013

    I love your videos guys! They are hilarious!!! Great teamwork on this one. :)

    Happy New Year!

  3. Kevin
    January 5, 2013

    It took me a whole minute to realize those weren’t your arms. Plus I always pictured Darwin with a British accent. Not sure why… Thanks for sharing.

    Happy New Year!

    • Darwin Wiggett
      January 6, 2013

      I don’t have a British accent but I do have British arms (and I like British Beer!)

  4. Clive
    January 5, 2013

    I really enjoyed the entire Twelve Beers of Christmas series. And the how to video at the end was entertaining and informative. Thanks for a little extra Christmas fun.

    Happy New Year!