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The Mulled Spiced Moose

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Even though we have a tendency to get a little *ahem* cynical from time to time, we Beer Chicks really do love the holiday season.  But many people poo poo our favorite beverage during this time of year, thinking that beer is only a warm weather drink.  Although we beg to differ and think that a delicious craft brew is perfect just the way it is during the holidays; we do have a little beer trick up our sleeves, and it's called Warm Mulled Beer. And, in a word, it's awesome.
 
Super easy to make, delicious to drink and fun to share with family and friends who will be astounded by the warm beer idea, mulled beer is the perfect replacement for mulled wine and egg nog.  We use an American Brown Ale for this recipe.  The nutty, toasty qualities of the beer work perfectly with the traditional mulled spices usually reserved for wine.  
 
The Beer Chicks' Mulled Spiced Moose 

Ingredients

3 bottles Moose Drool Brown Ale*
1 Cinnamon stick
½ tsp Ground Cloves
½ tsp Ground Nutmeg
1 Star Anise Pod
1 tsp Ground Dried Ginger
1 Orange Rind
1 tbsp Honey
2 tbsp Rum

Directions
Super simple!  In a medium saucepan, heat beer with the spices, orange rind, honey and rum on low to medium-low, keeping below boiling point.  Pour into your favorite mug, serve and enjoy the warm spicy beery goodness.
 
*Try your favorite Brown Ale.  We've also used (and liked) Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale, Abita Brewing Pecan Harvest Ale, & Goose Island Christmas Ale

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