Advent Beer Calendar 2015: Day 8: Great Lakes Christmas Ale

Great Lakes Christmas AleToday’s Advent beer selection comes from the esteemed Great Lakes Brewing Company in Cleveland, Ohio, which started brewing in 1988 (one of the long timers!). The first introduced their Great Lakes Christmas Ale in the early 1990s and since 1999 it has been a six-time medal winning beer.

Do not open ‘til Christmas? Whoever coined that phrase obviously hasn’t tasted Christmas Ale’s fresh honey, cinnamon, and ginger flavors.

A Yuletide’s worth of holiday spices and sweet honey to keep you a-wassailing all season long.

The beer is 7.5% abv and pairs well with “Roast duck, spiced desserts, and ugly Christmas sweaters,” which is something we all want this time of year, right? I’m willing to bet this would pair very well with fruitcake too, which I would personally love to try. Cheers!

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