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Advent Beer Calendar 2014: Day 1: Bell’s Christmas Ale

Happy December First! This is one of my favorite times of year for beer blogging because it’s the start of my annual Beer Advent Calendar—and this year marks the tenth(!!) year I’ve been doing it! Hard to believe it’s been 10 years’ worth already, but here’s to 10 more! This year I thought we’d start with a classic Christmas beer from one of the oldest and most venerable breweries in the U.S.: Bell’s Christmas Ale. … Continue reading →

Advent Beer Calendar 2009: Day 15: Bell’s Christmas Ale

Today’s beer comes from one of Michigan’s long-time craft brewers, Bell’s Brewery: Bell’s Christmas Ale. Bell’s Christmas is a clean and smooth Scottish Ale, 5.4% alcohol by volume, and is “brewed with 100% Michigan barley and a blend of Pacific Northwest and Michigan hops”—keeping their seasonal gift to their customers as local as possible. I like it. Look for warm malty and nutty notes with a hint of holiday fruits on the nose; Bell’s has … Continue reading →