BERKELEY, Calif. (Dec. 13, 2012) – Tis the season to be jolly, and nothing makes the fa-la-la-la-la’s quite as merry as a frothy glass of holiday ale. In celebration of the season, Whole Foods Market has teamed up again with social media beer maven, The Beer Wench, to co-host a virtual beer tasting LIVE on Twitter.

On Dec. 18 from 7-8 p.m. CST, join Whole Foods Market (@WholeFoods) and The Beer Wench (@TheBeerWench) as they chat about favorite holiday beers, cooking with holiday beer recipes, and holiday beer pairings. Simultaneously taste four unique and festive ales while tweeting alongside the folks behind the breweries that make them.

To participate, pick up one or all of the featured holiday beers and tweet your experience using the hashtag #WFMBeer. Every 15 minutes, the focus of the tasting will shift to a different beer. The schedule is as follows.

7:00 p.m. CST: New Belgium (@newbelgium) Snow Day

7:15 p.m. CST: Bison (@bisonbrew) Gingerbread Ale

7:30 p.m. CST: 21st Amendment (@21stAmendment) Fireside Chat

7:45 p.m. CST: Deschutes (@DeschutesBeer) Jubelale

Whether spent cuddling next to the fireplace or entertaining a household of family and friends, or , these festive winter ales are sure to bring extra sparkle to your holiday season.

If you can’t find one of the recommended beers above, simply ask your local Whole Foods Market beer specialist to make a holiday beer recommendation and then join the conversation on Twitter.

And don’t forget to leave one of these beers out for Santa – rumor has it, he loves craft beer too.

Participation is limited to those 21 years or older.