The chill of a Colorado high-country winter calls for a beer with extra flavor and strength. Here it is. Breck Brew's Christmas Ale. At over 7% alcohol, with a sturdy texture and rich flavors of caramel and chocolate, our holiday seasonal is the fermented equivalent of a good fire. The ultimate winter warmer.
See recipe for Christmas Ale Pork Chops on BreckenridgeBrewery.com.
It's no wonder this multi-medal winning Winter Warmer is one of our favorite beers to brew. Choosing our ingredients for Wassail is like taking time to choose the perfect gift. Each year we carefully select the best hops and malts to brew this special beer. This year’s Wassail is brewed with a range of caramel malts and dark chocolate malts giving it a deep mahogany color and a full malty body. We used a blend of Pacific Northwest hops for a pleasant hoppy aroma and finish creating a deliciously balanced beer that appeals to both hop and malt lovers alike.
Wreck the Halls - Available November to Mid-January
This annual favorite and gold medal winner is a sublime hybrid of an American style IPA and a winter warmer. The result is a bold brew that celebrates the holidays with an intriguing blend of Centennial hops providing elegant citrus notes balanced by a backdrop of a rich caramel malt body. Dry hopped to amplify the aromas and flavor. Available in 22oz. bottles and draught. ABV 6.5% IBU 68
Every year to celebrate the holiday season, we brew up our Christmas Ale, and with each year we change the recipe slightly so that you have something special and new to look forward to. Traditionally, our Christmas Ale is a complex brown ale that develops well in the bottle for up to five years.
As Goose Island's Christmas Ale's recipe changes each year, it's tough to predict exactly what food pairs well with it, but you can rest assured that it's great with cold weather and good cheer with great friends.
A holiday ale brewed with honey and spiced with fresh ginger and cinnamon. In the spirit of the giving season, this special brew is crafted to be the perfect holiday gift. Style origin: A robust style of beer made with spices to celebrate the festive season.
This festive brew is a perfect addition to big holiday feasts and goes particularly well with the fruit cakes and breads of the season.
So did you ever ask yourself...what exactly is there to be festive about during the holidays? Your brother in-law snoring on the air mattress? (Boy, let’s hope that’s snoring.) The variety of toys with realistic sound effects? Fruit cake?
Dundee Festive Ale may be one of the few exceptions. One sip of the carefully matched seasonal spices and you realize that the holidays are worth paying...waiting for.
Oh, there may be one other thing to be festive about. There’s a 13 to 1 chance against your brother in-law’s plane leaving on time. But at least there’s a chance.
It seems like every year these Elves just get worse and worse . . . This Very Bad Elf is stronger and darker than its predecessor. Anyone out there remember Brakspear's Vintage Henley? That was one very special brew. This is Vintage Henley cranked up to 7.5%, for the sole purpose of making your holiday bright. Based on an original recipe from 1795, Very Bad Elf has nutty and sweet-roasted flavors attributable to its use of an ancient pale malt, uniquely recreated for this delightful ale.
This clean bitter can be used as a digestif or with game style meats like boar, veal or even a hearty steak. With its caramel notes this strong ale pairs with chocolates and sharp cheeses, as well as traditional bar foods.
Rogue's annual holiday offering, Santa's Private Reserve, is a variation of the classic Saint Rogue Red, but with double the hops--including Chinook, and Centennial, and a mystery hop called Rudolph by head brewer John "more hops" Maier!This holiday elixir is brewed with two-row Harrington, Klages and Munich malts, along with Hugh Baird 30-37, Carastan 13-17, and Crystal 70-80 malts, plus free range coastal water and John's proprietary top-fermenting Pacman yeast.
Rogue's holiday beer is best with rich foods, but is ideal matched with cold weather and good cheer with great friends.
Spicy and bold, this "big Christmas cookie" of a beer is deep mahogany to brown in color. Old Fezziwig Ale displays a full chocolate malt character supported by the spicy blend of cinnamon, ginger and orange peel.
This dessert beer is outstanding with fresh ginger snaps or molasses cookies.
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.
With an ale as big as Celebration, you need a dish assertive enough to hold its own. Rich meats such as prime rib, lamb, or wild fowl underscore Celebration's huge aroma, making a wonderful holiday meal. Intense, earthy pastas also work well - try goat cheese ravioli, a rich fettuccine, or gnocchi with Gorgonzola cheese sauce.
St. Nicholas, aka Santa Claus, is a magical figure, the bringer of gifts and an icon of holiday spirit. Forgotten by most is his evil side kick and enforcer of ‘the list’. European tradition says while St. Nick is busy delivering presents to good little boys and girls, Krampus hands out punishments to the bad. A fanged, goat-horned bully, the Christmas Devil uses sticks and chains to beat the naughty children. Dark malts and aromatic hops create the diabolical spirit of this brew. It is finished with lager yeast and aged cold for no less than 30 days.
The Mad Elf, 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, a jolly and delicious beer for the Holidays.
This hearty dessert beer makes an ideal pairing with sticky date pudding, crème brûlée, or molten chocolate cake.