Thursday, December 29, 2011
Anchor Brewing Company's Christmas Ale is something I look forward to each year - if I can find it. This Christmas Ale is a limited production and is only available during a specific period: early November through mid January. But honestly, I have never seen it in the shops for that amount of time. I buy it as soon as I see it because it sells out fast.
With a different, tree-adorned label every year this ale is medium bodied, quite dark, pleasantly spicy and altogether delightful. Throughout the year I often imbibe in an Anchor Steam Beer, or sometimes a bottle or two of their Porter, but it's the release of this San Franciscan brewery's Christmas offering that I eagerly await every autumn.
My purple, polka-dotted glass just adds to the festivities.