8 Christmas Beers To Try This Holiday Season

05/12/2019 The holiday season is here, and we love a good pint during this time of the year. Here are 8 Christmas themed beers you have to try this holiday season.

Tis the season to be jolly fa la la la…

Or as we like to say ‘Tis the season to enjoy a pint.

Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a good pint during the holiday season. We’re pretty sure even the Grinch pops open a beer from time to time. What we love now is that every season comes with its’ beer, and the holiday season is no exception.

You, your loved ones, and a pint - tell us a better combination, we’ll wait. Okay, we’re done waiting. We’ll tell you - It’s you, your loved ones, and a Christmas themed pint. Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, Santa says everyone deserves a beer during the holidays.

Here are 8 Christmas themed beers to try this holiday season.

  1. Santa’s Little Helper

Brewed by Port Brewing in San Marcos, California, this imperial stout holds an ABV of 10% and grabs a spot on our 8 Christmas beers to try this holiday season list. Santa’s Little Helper starts with a focus on dark cocoa and roasted coffee aromatics. The finish of the beer hints of sweet crystal malt, warming tones of alcohol and a touch of hops. It goes perfectly with leftover Christmas cake or cookies. So instead of milk, this year leave a pint of Santa’s Little Helper for Mr.Claus.

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  1. Christmas Bomb!

The Christmas Bomb! by Prairie Artisan Ales is a special release, and sort of a spinoff of their original imperial stout - Bomb! Christmas Bomb! is a strong and spicy beer, brewed with cinnamon. Along with that, it also gives the taste of ginger, nutmeg, cocoa, sugar, coffee, cardamom, and spices. Yes, you could say it’s the beer that will give you all the Christmas feels - true to its name if we might say so ourselves.

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  1. Great Lakes Brewing Christmas Ale 

With an ABV of 7.5 %, this ale by Great Lakes Brewing Co. gives you the holiday feel you’re looking for. The beer is full with notes of fresh honey, cinnamon, and ginger, grabbing a place on our 8 Christmas beers to try this holiday season. It’s the ultimate comfort beer - and it pairs great with spiced desserts, and ugly Christmas sweaters, recommended by the brewery themselves.

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  1. Elf Winter

Brewed by Dark Horse Brewing Co. brewery states, ‘4 Elf is holiday cheer in liquid form’. The beer gives out spicy aromas like cinnamon and clove, giving this dark brown ale a full-on holiday like, cuddle on the couch with a blanket, feel.

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  1. Winter Solstice

Another one to add to our 8 Christmas beers to try this holiday season list, brewed by Anderson Valley Brewing Company, the beer is a winter warmer with an ABV of 6.9%. The amber color of the beer complements its taste, which gives out hints of caramel, berries, candy, spices, cinnamon, vanilla, honey, oak, and brown sugar. It’s Christmas in a bottle if we might say so ourselves.

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  1. Anchor Christmas Ale

Anchor’s annual Christmas Ale is a subtly spiced and smooth winter warmer. The 2019 edition of the Christmas Ale is layered with flavors of coffee and toasted caramel, with subtle hints of Mexican chocolate and spices. Fun fact, each year, the flavors evolve - and so does the hand-drawn packaging.

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  1. Mad Elf

Who doesn’t love a mad elf? This Christmas, while you’re enjoying Will Ferrell on-screen while watching ‘Elf’, you can have a pint of Mad Elf yourself. Brewed by Troegs, this beer expresses the taste of chocolate malt, cherries, honey, and peppercorn.

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  1. Christmas Eve At A NYC Hotel Room

The attraction is in the name itself. Brewed by Two Roads Brewing Company for Evil Twin Brewing, this is a Christmas treat. The beer pours jet black and has a slight tan head to it. You can feel the flavors of malt, dark chocolate, coffee, milk, maple, blueberries, caramel, licorice, and toffee. It’s definitely a smooth beer with a creamy texture.

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