Ah yes, its that time of year again. Its Samichlaus Bier time, the absolute “strongest lager beer in the world”. This fine beer is brewed once a year on December 6th in Brewery Castle Eggenberg, Austria, and then aged for 10-11 months before shipping. This is definitely a “sipping beer” at 14% alcohol, you have to go easy. I just picked up 7 12 oz bottles of the 2003 vintage at $4 a bottle, the best price I have come across yet. Usually these fine brews are between $5-6. Tis that time of year to enjoy the Samichlaus!