This weekend’s collection of winter offerings is rich, dark and holiday-ready!
The First American Christmas Beer Since Prohibition (San Francisco, CA) – Since 1975 beer lovers have eagerly awaited the release of Anchor Brewing’s annual Christmas Ale with its distinctive, hand-drawn tree label artwork and secret recipe that changes every winter. Now in its 45th year, Anchor’s 2019 Christmas Ale is a 6.9% ABV Winter Warmer with toasted caramel and coffee notes that are rounded out with herbaceous spices.
Winter’s Coming (Juneau, Alaska) – Although snow season is just begining in the lower 48, winter is ON in Alaska and Alaskan Brewing is greeting it with a popular seasonal. Brewed with spruce tips, the fresh new growth that emerges from the branches of Sitka spruce trees, Alaskan Winter Ale is a 6.4% ABV Winter Warmer that marks the colder season up north.
“Deck The Halls with Boughs of Barley” (Cape May, NJ) – Ice skates and candy canes, brightly lit trees and spending quality time with close friends and family that’s what Cape May Brewing’s two Boughs of Barley variations are all about…
Cape May Bourbon Barrel-Aged Boughs of Barley is a rich and silky 11.2% ABV Baltic Porter with a well-rounded body and just a hint of warming acidity.
Cape May Bourbon Barrel-Aged Boughs of Barley is the brewery’s award-winning 10.5% ABV Baltic Porter that was cold-conditioned for a month before being aged in freshly-emptied port wine barrels.
Winter Timed (Hood River, OR) – pFriem Family Brewers has returned an exciting holiday offering that pairs brilliantly with friends and a roaring fireplace after a fine powder day on the mountain. Bright tawny amber with an off-white head, pFriem Winter Ale is a 7.5% ABV seasonal with hints of spice, orange zest, caramel and a touch of spruce tree.
Samuel Adams Celebrates Charles Dickens (Boston, MA) – Samuel has returned a popular seasonal that was named after a character in Charles Dickins’ A Christmas Carol.
Available only in the brewery’s Winter Classics Variety Pack, Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale is a festive and holiday-spiced 5.9% ABV limited release with a deep malt character and sweet toffee notes.