Anchor Brewing has been brewing “Our Special Ale” aka “Anchor Christmas” for 36 years. Each year the flavor profile is a little bit different, just like the tree on the bottle. It’s a favorite among beer drinkers, and usually sells out well before Christmas.
Every year since 1975 the brewers at Anchor have brewed a distinctive and unique Christmas Ale, which is available from early November to mid-January. The Ale’s recipe is different every year–as is the tree on the label–but the intent with which we offer it remains the same: joy and celebration of the newness of life. Since ancient times, trees have symbolized the winter solstice when the earth, with its seasons, appears born anew. Our tree for 2010 is the Ginkgo biloba tree.
Style: Winter Warmer
Taste Expectations: This years edition is slightly less piney than 2009. There is a bit more molasses licorice flavor. The finish is warming & smooth.
Availability: 12oz/6pks. 50.7 oz Magnums (around $15) Draft. Seasonal – November – January each year.