The holidays are a great time for beer… and we’ll be showcasing the season’s best festive offerings weekly right up to December 25th.
A Holiday Heavy (Kansas City, MO) – Boulevard Brewing’s winter release is complex, delicious and brilliantly named. Perfect for curling up by the fireplace, Boulevard Snow & Tell is a 6.3% Oak-Aged Wee Heavy that’s aggressively toned with Magnum, Chinook and Styrian Goldings hops.
A Winter Legend (Houston, TX) – Brewed every year since 1995, Houston-based Saint Arnold Brewing’s holiday seasonal is its own legend throughout Texas. The first seasonal that the brewery ever crafted, Saint Arnold Christmas Ale is an award-winning 7.5% ABV Strong Ale that takes its lead from historic British traditions and is brewed with five different types of malted barley.
Cause For Jubilation (Boulder, Co) – From its gorgeous mahogany tone to its velvety mouthfeel, Avery Brewing’s holiday seasonal is one of our favorites. Another bold nod to the British brewing tradition, Avery Old Jubilation is a BIG 8.3% ABV Colorado Strong Ale that’s made for winters in the Rockies and available now through December.
Anchor 2018 Christmas Ale (San Francisco, CA) – Considered by many to be “Mother of all Christmas Beers” Anchor Brewing’s ever-evolving seasonal was the first holiday beer to be released in America since Prohibition. Now in its 44th year, Anchor’s Christmas Ale is brewed with a mixture of spices of that change from year to year (as does the its beautifully crafted label artwork) and this year’s 6.8% ABV offering is one of the brewery’s best ever.
Santa Brews Help (San Marcos, CA) – Smartly avoiding the obvious over-spiced winter warmer, Port Brewing opts to take a more stout-hearted holiday direction and maybe that’s why its reputation has only grown over the years. Santa’s Little Helper is an jet black 10% ABV Imperial Stout with a warm finish for those cold winter nights.