Recently, Crown Heights craft-beer bar Covenhoven hosted its first “Christmas in July” party, giving impatient drinkers a chance to get their hands on some dark, boozy winter beers in the dead of summer. The problem with chugging strong ales like Tröegs Mad Elf and Scaldis Noël on a muggy July evening? It’s easy to let those high ABVs creep up on you and leave you sprawled out under a fake Christmas tree wearing nothing but a racy Mrs. Claus outfit.

That’s exactly what happened to our good buddy Bauce Sauce. Let his cautionary tale be your perverse pleasure as you watch him take on the Great Christmas Beer Challenge. Further proof that craft-beer fans are lushes.

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