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Anchor Brewing Christmas Ale


For the last 33 years Anchor Brewing has released a special Christmas Ale to celebrate the season. Each year the brewery changes the recipe to commemorate the rebirth of the Earth and the coming spring. The ale is available from November through January and will store for a number of years. This years left over pumpkin pie, a pint of Christmas Ale and a movie would be a perfect pairing for a winter evening. I suggest buying a magnum and four of the matching pint glasses and saving it for next years Christmas celebrations.

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  1. simona | Saturday, December 27, 2008

    It may sound weird, as usually Italy is worldwine known for its wines, but in Piedmont (home of Barolos and Barbarescos) there is an outstanding brewery that produces a Christmas bier called “Noel”. It has cocoa, coffee and spices notes and it is perfect if matched with stews or game. Alcohol cont. is 9%, to be drunk between 57,2 F and 60,8 F
    The brewery’s name is Baladin and his “deus ex machina” is Teo Musso. They also offer a on line store, a restaurant and a small spa inn. Surf http://www.birreria.com/ (in Italian only)

  2. JJ Bagley | Saturday, December 27, 2008

    I have had the Super Baladin and enjoyed it, I will look for the Noel, thanks for the suggestion.

  3. Andy | Sunday, December 28, 2008

    Must .. have … magnum .. !!

  4. jbinthesun | Monday, December 29, 2008

    Found the Anchor Christmas Ale to be rich, crisp and stimulating while providing a prolonged finish.
    Very nice indeed.

  5. ZaZa | Wednesday, December 31, 2008

    What a Christmas treat! Wish it were available all year.

  6. jbinthesun | Saturday, January 3, 2009

    Finally got around to the Old Jubilation Ale from Avery Brewing in Boulder and I could have started with it. It’s my fav!
    Somehow dark and light simultaneously!

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