I picked today’s beer simply because I liked the name: Gritty McDuff’s Christmas Ale. I don’t really know much else about it, but the website says:
Our Christmas Ale is a robust E.S.B. (Extra Special Bitter) full of holiday cheer. Christmas Ale has a lovely, dark red/amber color and a rich, full-bodied, malty taste with a slightly roasted undertone…. Gritty’s Christmas Ale has no additives, fruits or spices. It’s just a good honest ale, perfect for the season.
On BeerAdvocate it’s racked up a decent 86, with 95% approval. (Only three of those reviews are from this year, however.)
Sounds like a decent beer. And the name "Gritty McDuff" just makes me smile.