Monday, December 20, 2010

The Twelve Beers to Christmas - 5

The Twelve Beers to Christmas - #5
Anchor - Christmas Ale 2010

Thirty-six years, that's how long anchor has been brewing Christmas ales.  Each year is different and it is only available from mid November to mid January.
It is a great spiced and fruity beer with notes of nutmeg, cinnamon, plum and chocolate.  I can't help but thinking of Fritz Maytag, considered by many to be the father of American craft brewing, as he worked to create his first Christmas beer more than 35 years ago.

A special thanks to Chad for donating this beer.

In this segment, "The Twelve Beers to Christmas" I will be sharing a beer each day leading up to Christmas.