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Advent Beer Calendar 2015: Day 9: Moylan’s White Christmas Spiced Winter Lager

Today’s Beer Advent Calendar pick comes from a classic song line and wish for Christmas—namely, that it be “white.” But today’s beer isn’t the Belgian-styled Wit you might be thinking; instead, it’s Moylan’s White Christmas Spiced Winter Lager from Moylan’s Brewery out of Novato, California. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, with the kids Jingle-belling and everyone yelling “brew us new beers!” And so we did. In celebration of the season, Moylan’s presents our … Continue reading →

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

Today’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 … Continue reading →

Advent Beer Calendar 2015: Day 7: Weissenohe Monk’s Christkindl

Today’s Beer Advent Calendar picks takes us to Germany to Klosterbrauerei Weissenohe, a Bavarian brewery with a long history, originally founded by monks in 1050 according to Shelton Brothers (who import their beer into the United States). It was given over to the private Winkler family in 1803 who carried on the brewing tradition, and “Today, there are still services in the chapel, and Urban Winkler, who represents the youngest generation in a line of family … Continue reading →

Advent Beer Calendar 2015: Day 6: Lompoc 8 Malty Nights

At sundown today, Hanukkah officially begins for 2015. In the spirit of the holidays, and because I like to make the Beer Advent Calendar as inclusive as possible, today’s pick is a Hanukkah themed beer: Portland, Oregon’s Lompoc Brewing and their 8 Malty Nights. Lompoc in fact releases at least eight holiday beers every year, a marathon feat that could fill a third of this Advent calendar alone! And they are one of the few breweries … Continue reading →

Advent Beer Calendar 2015: Day 5: Anchor Christmas Ale

Today is Repeal Day here in the United States, and to celebrate the repeal of Prohibition, today’s Advent beer pick is in many ways the Ur-beer of holiday seasonals, and one that has appeared in my Beer Advent Calendar every year since I started in 2005: Anchor Christmas Ale. The Ale’s recipe is different every year—as is the tree on the label—but the intent with which we offer it remains the same: joy and celebration … Continue reading →