2018 Christmas Ale has arrived
IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR… 2018 Christmas Ale has arrived!
Introducing 2018 Christmas Ale
We’re pleased to introduce our 2018 Christmas Ale, a subtly spiced and sumptuously smooth winter warmer. This year’s brew marks the 44th annual release of this beloved holiday tradition. Year after year, we create a new, secret recipe with a unique hand-drawn label for our Christmas Ale, but the intent with each brew remains the same: joy for the changing seasons and celebration of the newness of life. With a heavily guarded, confidential recipe, Christmas Ale is sold only from early November to mid-January. This year’s highly anticipated seasonal delight is complex and full in flavor, packed with toasty cocoa notes, roasted malts and strong aromas of resinous pine.
Join Us for the Release of Our 2017 Barrel Aged Christmas Ale
We aged our 2017 Christmas Ale in whiskey, bourbon and brandy barrels for a year to create this very special blend. The result is a beautiful roasted masterpiece with whiskey, vanilla, oak and sumptuous wintry spice notes layered on top of a rich chocolaty malt base. Join us on November 29th at the brewery for the release party of this special brew and enjoy a four-year vertical tasting of Christmas Ale! Ticket includes a bottle to take home.
Baking with Beer: Old Foghorn Pumpkin Pie
When it comes to the holidays, no table is complete without a fresh pumpkin pie. Add a little Old Foghorn Barleywine and bourbon to the mix, and you’ve got a perfect pie that is sure to disappear in minutes! Home Brew Chef‘s Sean Z. Paxton dreamed up this tasty twist on a fall classic that we’re excited to add to our Thanksgiving feast this year.
Get The Recipe
Christmas Ale Swag is Here
Get cozy this winter with Anchor Christmas Ale merch! Our popular Christmas Ale Steam Gear is back with updates on favorites both old and new. Start your holiday shopping now, or you know, just refresh your own wardrobe.
We’re not normally ones to brag, but we’re pretty proud of a few of our accomplishments this year. From history preservation recognition to beer of the year awards, we’re feeling very humbled by the amount of love still being shown to us at the ripe age of 122. Check out our roundup of honors and awards that Anchor received this year.
Boening Brothers Anchor Brewing Catalog