Skip to main content
27th October 2022

STF Steps Into Christmas

Hi-res images available from

Glasgow brewery Simple Things Fermentations will release their Belgian Christmas beer on 7th November.

First released in 2020, this year’s version maintains the ‘no adjunct’ approach, using only traditional brewing ingredients to conjure intense aromas of dried fruit, sherry, banana, pear, cake spice and festive pastry.

Pouring an inviting chestnut colour with a fine off-white head, the combination of malts and fermentation profile gives rise to a seductive, warming beer that’s surprisingly refreshing and quaffable for the 7.4% ABV. The finish is dry, long and lingering; the perfect partner to a mince pie or hunk of stilton.

“As a brewery we love to see beers like Fuller’s Vintage Ale and De Dolle’s Stille Nacht come around every year, with each new version offering a slightly different take on previous recipes. That idea of something new, but familiar and festive is the inspiration behind our Belgian Christmas. This time we’ve included DRC from Simpsons Malt which lends itself perfectly to a Christmas beer, contributing notes of dark fruit, slightly acidic cherry and caramel. We’re offering Belgian Christmas in cans for the first time this year which is a bit of a departure for the style, but you get more per stocking so Santa’s pleased about that.”

As with all Simple Things beers, Belgian Christmas is naturally conditioned, vegan friendly and available through the web store ( as well as independent bottle shops and pubs, bars and restaurants across the UK.

Along with Belgian Christmas, STF will also be releasing Burton IPA (6.3%) and British Strong Ale (8.2%) over the next few weeks.


Established in late 2019, Simple Things Fermentations is a small brewery based in Glasgow’s Southside. 

The brewery seeks to celebrate variety in beer and brewing, shining a light into some of the lesser explored niches and offering modern takes on traditional styles.

Press release from Simple Things Fermentation.

For further information, please contact Phil Sisson via or 0141 237 2202 or 07980 552425.