Saturday, December 20, 2014

Happy anniversary ale!

 
This year is the 40th time that Anchor Brewing Company have produced their wonderful, limited edition Christmas Ale.  The recipe might change every year, but it never fails to disappoint.  This year the label is adorned with a charming ink drawing of a Sequoiadendron giganteum - the Giant Sequoia - which is a wonderful choice of tree this year.
Giant sequoias are the world's largest tree and can grow to upwards of 275 feet.  That's a lot of firewood!  To be able to visit a grove of these majestic trees, and stand in the cathedral-like space beneath their lofty bows, is just one of the great things about California.  Big tree.  Big anniversary.  Nice beer.  Well done Anchor Brewing Company, and happy Christmas.  I'm looking forward to your 41st edition.

4 comments:

Dennis Tsiorbas said...

VG: "it never fails to disappoint. . ." Ooh!
When in Cali I spent most of my time under those trees; no doubt you'll remember:

http://nhwineman.blogspot.com/2012/12/sequoia-grove-napa-valley-2006-and-2008.html

Thud said...

If I get my way we may sink a couple of these in the not too distant future underneath a redwood or two of our own.

Dennis Tsiorbas said...

Thud: "Sink" is an interesting verb in this instance!
Merry Christmas to you and all yours.

Vinogirl said...

NHW: How appropriate, Sequoia Grove :)

Thud: Absolutely!