Advent Beer Calendar 2011: Day 12: Saint Arnold Christmas Ale

Saint Arnold Christmas AleToday’s beer pick comes to us from Texas’ oldest craft brewery, Saint Arnold Brewing in Houston: the malty and rich Saint Arnold Christmas Ale. Saint Arnold brews this beer in the style of an Old Ale to 7% abv; it was first brewed in 1995 and has racked up a number of awards over the years.

A rich, hearty ale perfect for the holiday season with a malty sweetness and spicy hop character. The generous use of five different malts is responsible for the full flavor and high alcohol level of this beer
Saint Arnold Christmas Ale is best consumed at 45° Fahrenheit.

Recommended pairings: Fruit cake, Christmas pudding, & squash bisque.

I can definitely get behind a beer that recommends pairing with fruitcake; and since one of the world’s leading providers of fruitcake also comes from Texas, this just seems like a natural fit!

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