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Advent Beer Calendar 2011: Day 6: Harvey’s Christmas Ale

Today’s beer is the venerable Harvey’s Christmas Ale from Lewes, England. Harvey & Son (the brewery) dates back to the late eighteenth century, and their Christmas Ale has been brewed seasonally for over a quarter of a century and started winning awards in 1992. It’s a dark Barleywine that is, according to the brewery, reminiscent of the Stock Ales of England of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries—and indeed the beer goes through an extended period … Continue reading →