It may be too early to stuff the holiday stockings but it’s not too early to start stocking the beer fridge with great holiday ales. Nothing says the holiday season is approaching like the sight of the first few Holiday and Winter seasonal brews on the shelves. This is my favorite time of the craft beer drinking year because so many interesting and flavorful beers are released. I’ve always been a huge fan of Anchor’s holiday offering – “Our Special Ale”. This year’s vesion was released on November 3rd and started hitting shelves along with a few of the other early holiday brews including Avery’s Old Jubilation and Red Hook’s Winter Hook.
The Trappist Monks have a good gig going over in Belgium but they have nothing on the Elves when it comes to brewing Holiday Ales!
Do yourself a favor and tell Aunt Millie not to bother with that scrumptious home made fruit cake this year and to pick up a six pack of Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale or Deschutes Jubelale instead. If she insists on forcing her way into the house with one of those sticky cinder blocks anyway, make sure you have enough of your favorite holiday brew on hand to help get it down.