Holiday Brews

Tröegs Mad Elf Ale
The Mad Elf is a cheerful creation to warm your heart and enlighten your tongue. The combination of cherries, honey, and chocolate malts delivers gentle fruits and subtle spices. Fermented and aged with a unique yeast, this ruby red beer has significant warming strength that underlies the pleasant character of this intriguing yet delicious Ale. The Mad Elf is a jolly and delicious beer for the holidays. Eighty years after Prohibition Repeal, states across the country have greatly modernized their alcohol markets but some Prohibition legacies linger, according to the Distilled Spirits Council.

Sierra Nevada Celebration
The long, cold nights of winter are a little brighter with Celebration Ale. Wonderfully robust and rich, Celebration Ale is dry-hopped for a lively, intense aroma. Brewed especially for the holidays, it is perfect for a festive gathering or for a quiet evening at home.

Anchor Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
Every year since 1975, Anchor has brewed its Christmas ale from a new recipe and put a different illustrated tree on the label. This year’s model has a nice ruby amber pour. The mixture of pine, cinnamon, and nutmeg sends a flurry of winter memories through your mind: sledding all day, warm Christmas cookies and the immediate warmth from a mug of hot chocolate.—GE

Corsendonk Christmas
The most Christmas-y of Christmas ales, this is the archetypal beer—just the right amount of spices, Belgian candi sugar and caramel malt. This is what we mean when we say “Christmas beer.”

St. Bernardus Christmas
Simply one of the best beers in the world, the St. Bernardus Christmas Ale is dark as the richest Belgian chocolate, malty without being too sweet, with a perfect frothy head. At 10% ABV, just one of these will make for a very merry Christmas season.