MANILA, PHILIPPINES — ‘Tis the season to be jolly … and maybe a little bit tipsy. Christmas is undeniably Filipinos’ favorite time of the year, and for good reason. Along with the lighting of the Christmas trees are the parties left and right with friends and loved ones, complete with delicious food and enjoyable drinks — especially drinks. Shots, cocktails, and other colorful concoctions flow abundantly in every gathering, but the most popular golden liquor shared by every generation is beer. And as is the trend among modern breweries and young casual drinkers, craft beer is the best way to go.
To warmly welcome Christmas, local microbrewery Jade’s Temple is offering limited edition seasonal beers. Kicking up the flavorful festivities are the newest Peppermint Mocha, Apple Cinnamon, and Pumpkin Spice lagers. Each bottle only has 5% ABV, making it the perfect merriment companion (minus the dreaded holiday hangovers).
As one of Christmas’ most awaited flavors, peppermint mocha is a staple in any food and beverage company’s seasonal offerings. Jade’s Temple’s own alcoholic take on this combination mimics the sweet notes of chocolate and mocha, and the slight zing of peppermint in a full-bodied beer. Its creamy texture gives a velvety mouthfeel for a smooth holiday buzz.
Apple beer is a common drink available all year round. Pair it with a dash of cinnamon, and it’s transformed into a comforting blend, best enjoyed warm and with a fermented kick. Jade’s Temple’s apple cinnamon beer is an imaginative mix of tart and earthy tastes, harmonizing with the sharpness of ale.
Perhaps the most unexpected combination in the bundle is Pumpkin Spice beer, and it’s definitely one for those who want to taste something new in their drinks this season. A flavor that’s globally associated with autumn, it might be unconventional for most Filipino drinkers, but is worth a shot on cozy nights to embrace the cooler nights of the -ber months.
Jade’s Temple’s Lager is a classic tribute to the beer taste we all know and love, with an added tropical touch to it. It’s a far cry from the brand’s signature flavors as its flavor is more familiar than most, making it a comforting gift for Jade’s Temple fans during the holiday season. For a brewery that has made a name for itself in creative flavors, the Lager comes almost as a surprise alongside the bundle’s seasonal drinks; but it’s the perfect introduction to anyone who’s still hesitant to dive straight into the brand’s flavorful explorations.
The three seasonal flavors come in a special gift box, complemented by a bottle of the brand’s year-round staple Malt-Forward Lager. And because these are specially crafted for the holidays, only 500 sets of the four-bottle gift box are available for purchase on Jade’s Temple’s website.
As the year comes to a close, let’s remember the people we spent 2023 with for one last hurrah and show them our appreciation. Make this a Yuletide you’ll never forget with good food, good company, and a box of holly, jolly Jade’s Temple craft beers!
- November 18-19 at the Flair Pop Up, The Fifth, Rockwell Powerplant Mall
- Every day at the Ayala Lights Festival
- December 09-10 from 12:00 pm to 12:00 am, and December 16-17 from 12:00 pm to 12:00 am at the Marche De Noel, Paseo De Roxas, Makati Avenue