12 Days of Barley & Hops, Day 12: Anchor Brewing Christmas Ale Magnum

Get ready – a Magnum of Christmas Ale can be yours either as your Christmas beer or a New Year’s Eve special! Anchor Brewing is a well-known, much-loved California brewery that makes some killer brews.

This year’s Christmas Ale is tough to get up here, and is described on Anchor’s website as follows:

The 2016 Christmas Ale is a deep mahogany brown with a creamy, tan head and boasts aromas of fruitcake, molasses, and fresh cut wood. The beer tastes of a roasted caramel malt, with notes of spiced chocolate and nuts. And it has a rich, smooth, and velvety mouthfeel. Every year the Anchor brewers look forward to formulating a new Christmas Ale recipe and tasting the fruits of their labors. We are always excited to please beer fans with its ever-changing recipe and label. Cheers from the Anchor brewers!

Coming in at a 6.5% ABV, this will be a great alternative to Champagne or other sparkling wines. More info, as well as beer labels, is available on their website.