Each year since 1975, Anchor Brewing creates a distinctive Christmas Ale, available from early November to mid-January.
Although our recipes must remain a secret, many save a few bottles from year to year. Properly refrigerated, the beer remains intriguing and drinkable for years. Different nuances emerge as the flavor mellows slightly, much like the memories of great holiday seasons past.
A traditional ale, brewed using malted barley, fresh whole hops and a true "top fermenting" yeast. Deep, rich color is produced by using a blend of roasted malts, carefully selected to achieve not only the deep color of this ale, but also to provide much of its distinctive taste.