Tis the Season for Some Christmas Beer

Tise the Season for Some Christmas Beer The time I have been waiting for all year has finally arrived: it is Christmas beer season! While every "craft beer enthusiast" was losing it over the multiple taps of pumpkin beers throughout the fall, I was just counting the days until they released the winter holiday beer. The typical Christmas beer is not so different from the much loved pumpkin beers: ales with lots of spices. The spices this time are the spices of your favorite holiday cookies and treats like nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves. These beers taste like a night curled up watching National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation with a roaring fire going in the fireplace. Or a rowdy ugly sweater bar crawl sloshing through slush-filled city streets. Take your pick.

Tis the Season for Some Christmas Beer1. Sly Fox Christmas Ale // 2. Full Sail Wassail // 3. Brooklyn Winter Ale // 5. Breckenridge Christmas Ale

Tis the Season for Christmas Beer1. Shiner Holiday Cheer // 2. Anchor Brewing Christmas Ale // 3. Lagunitas Brown Shugga // 4. Flying Dog K-9 Winter Ale

Unfortunately the Christmas beer season is really short and most of these beers will be off the shelves shortly after the new year begins. Anyone up for a Christmas beer tasting party?