2012 marks the 38th brewing of Anchor Brewing’s “Our Special Ale” (aka Anchor Christmas). Each year the recipe is a different, much like the tree is on the label. 2012’s label features Araucaria heterophylla, a pine that is endemic to Norfolk Island, located in the Pacific Ocean near Australia and New Zealand. The tree is also called the “star pine” due to it’s highly symmetrical shape. Expect to see this Anchor seasonal in November.
This is the thirty-eighty “Our Special Ale” from the brewers at Anchor. It is sold only from early November to mid-January. The Ale’s recipe is different every year, as 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 a new.
Style: Winter Warmer
Availability: 12 oz bottles, Liter Magnums, Draft. Nov-Jan.