New England also has a strong English-influenced beer tradition, and if any one New England brewery is steeped in that tradition, it may well be Maine’s oldest craft brewery, D.L. Geary Brewing. Accordingly, today’s beer is Geary’s Winter Ale, an English-style India Pale Ale that is 6% abv.
Geary’s Winter Ale is a well balanced and more aggressive bitter, both in alcohol and hop character, without being overpowering. It is dark gold and coppery in color with moderate carbonation. Malt flavors are toasty and fruity, resulting in a tasty blend with firm body balanced by English hops.
I can definitely see a traditional New England Christmas accompanied by a classic English-style beer like Geary’s, right up there with Christmas goose and fruitcake.