Natty Greene’s Red Nose Winter Ale rejoins the lineup in in November. This the fifth and final seasonal of the brewery’s 2015 portfolio.
Natty Greene’s Red Nose Winter Ale is a red ale, brewed with orange peel and spices.
“Red Nose is brewed with the holidays in mind. The base is a classic American red ale, a beer that’s slightly sweeter than an Amber, made with plenty of caramel malts and just enough hops for balance,” said Natty Greene’s Head Brewer, Scott Christoffel. “We then bring in a spice profile that supports the aroma of the beer: fresh ginger for a nice bite, orange peel for just the right amount of tartness, and cinnamon for a clean top note.”
Natty Greene’s Red Nose Winter Ale is available in 12 once bottles and draft until the end of the year.
Return: November, 2015
6.8% ABV, 21 IBUs
Great Lakes Winter Fitz will be released by the brewery in November.
Great Lakes Winter Fitz was once a brewpub exclusive finally seeing some bottle time. The base beer is Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter, spiced with cinnamon and ginger much like Christmas Ale.
You may have been lucky enough to try this Edmund Fitzgerald/Christmas Ale hybrid via firkin, or as a limited draft-only release. To create Winter Fitz, we brew our award-winning Edmund Fitzgerald with Christmas Ale’s signature ginger and cinnamon. The result? A rich, aromatic holiday treat that pairs perfectly with a crackling fire.
Great Lakes Winter Fitz is a 22 ounce bottle offering, available in the brewery’s gift shop. Limited draft in Northeast Ohio.
6% ABV, 37 IBUs
Deschutes Jubelale, an original winter festive ale will be released next month as a part of the brewery’s 28-year-long production of the seasonal brew.
Deschutes Jubelale offers up a spicy-malt flavor that ignites a cozy warmth on the taste buds — perfect for any number of winter pastimes. This year’s Jubelale label artwork — an iconic staple anticipated almost as much as the beer itself — was designed by Oregon-native, Taylor Rose, and features a nostalgic winter ice-fishing scene complete with two adventurers and their K-9 companion surrounded by illuminating stars and icicles.
Warm spiciness and tradition grace this bold winter ale. Intriguing, layered flavors unfold to reveal chicory, dried fruit and toffee notes with a hoppy kick to finish. The deep garnet color pairs perfectly with holiday celebrations.
Deschutes Jubelale can be found in 12 ounce bottles seasonally from October-December in any of the brewery’s distribution states.
Style: Winter Ale (w/ Spices)
Hops: Nugget, Cascade, Delta, Tettnang, East Kent Goldings
Malt: Pale, Crystal, Extra Special, Carapils, Roasted Barley
Availability: October – December, 2015.
6.7% ABV, IBU: 65
2015 is the 41st year of Anchor Christmas. Each year, the beer, just like the label, is different.
For 41 years, Anchor Christmas has featured a different tree on each label, hand drawn by Bay Area artist James Stitt. Stitt has been drawn the labels since 1975.
This is the forty-first annual “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 is the tree on the label, but he intent with which we offer it remains the same: joy and celebration of the newness of life. Since the ancient times, tree have symbolized the winter solstice when the earth, with its seasons, appear born anew.
Anchor Christmas is brewed to be a traditional “wassail” where spices were added to ales during seasonal celebrations. Launching in November, 2015.
Style: Winter Warmer
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Magnum Bottles, Draft. Nov-Jan, Seasonally.
Arrival: November, 2015.
Terrapin Beer Company (Athens, GA) Side Project #24 is the Employee Brew Off winning recipe Terrapin Turtleneck Gingerbread Winter Warmer.
The last winner was Pineapple Express, aka Side Project #21. Dustin Watts of Terrapin tells Beer Street Journal that this winning recipe “tastes like spices and cookies. The winning team did an amazing job.”
Terrapin’s 2014 homebrew contest winners have created “Turtleneck” gingerbread winter warmer ale, initially brewed in the backwoods of Athens, Georgia, or someone’s kitchen, this gingerbread cookie inspired beer was artfully crafted by a crack team of Terrapin employees. Since no gingerbread men or women were harmed in the making of this beer, we hope you will enjoy with a clear conscience.
Terrapin Turtleneck Gingerbread Winter Warmer will be available into 22oz bombers.
Style: Winter Warmer (w/ Spices)
Availability: 22oz Bombers
Arrival: Mid December, 2015
21st Amendment Fireside Chat is back on shelves. The base beer is a winter warmer/ strong ale, brewed with spices that change for each release.
As in past years, the duo’s goal was to create a beer reminiscent of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s inspiring evening broadcasts during the Great Depression, aptly named “Fireside chats.” Freccia explains, “FDR’s depression-era radio addresses were like a kick in the butt and a hug at the same time. In the same vein, Fireside Chat is a bold balance of flavors with a punch, quickly followed by a smooth finish.”
21st Amendment intends Fireside Chat to a nice compliment to seasonal foods, and of course, on it’s own.
Style: Winter Warmer (w/ Spices)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Seasonal release.
Distribution: CA, OR, WA, AK, ID, MN, OH,MA, NY, NJ, DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, GA, ME, RI, NV and NC
7.9% ABV, 49 IBUs32
2014 marks the 40 year of Anchor Christmas. Each year, the beer, just like the label, is different.
For 40 years, Anchor Christmas has featured a different tree on each label, hand drawn by Bay Area artist James Stitt. Stitt has been drawn the labels since 1975.
While the recipe has always been a closely guarded secret, Anchor Brewing’s veteran Brewmaster Mark Carpenter, describes the brew as, “…aromatic with hints of citrus fruit, spices, and subtle piney hop notes.” This holiday season, Mark suggests pairing the beer with rich meats, thick saucy dishes, roasted vegetables, or even fruitcake.
Anchor Christmas is brewed to be a traditional “wassail” where spices were added to ales during seasonal celebrations. Shipping now through January, 2015.
Style: Winter Warmer
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Magnum Bottles, Draft. Now-Jan, Seasonally.
Arrival: November, 2014.