What is your favorite Christmas beer?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Armymanis, Dec 4, 2014.

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  1. dtm426

    dtm426 Devotee (407) Aug 7, 2014 Michigan
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    Gotta love Great Lakes.
     
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  2. Billet

    Billet Zealot (501) Dec 17, 2013 Michigan
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    This year I have some Founder's Breakfast Stout stashed away for Christmas morning. In past years, sometimes I had New Holland Dragon's Milk. Strong sweet brews are nice for Christmas day.
     
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  3. PacNWDad

    PacNWDad Initiate (0) Sep 24, 2011 Washington

    Love Scaldis Noel Premium. An old standby. We will be opening an '07 bottle this Christmas.
     
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  4. Southerndiscomfort

    Southerndiscomfort Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2014 North Carolina

    Lagunitas Brown Shugga and Sweetwater Festive Ale.
     
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  5. ledzeppelin4

    ledzeppelin4 Initiate (0) May 18, 2011 Illinois

    Great Divide Hibernation and Ommegang Adoration are both delicious.
     
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  6. CircusBoy

    CircusBoy Initiate (0) Mar 10, 2008 Ohio

    Black Christmas; half Brooklyn BCS, half Great Lakes Christmas Ale.
     
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  7. kidrogers

    kidrogers Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2008 Illinois

    Old Fezziwig for sure! And adoration as well
     
  8. creepinjeeper

    creepinjeeper Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2012 Missouri

    3 Floyd's Alpha Klaus and Lagunitas Brown Shiugga. Honorable mention goes to Schlafly's Christmas Ale, it's come to Chicagoland for the first time. It's really good.
     
  9. Jrp54

    Jrp54 Initiate (0) Jul 3, 2014 Ohio

    Crooked River's Yule Tide is really good - kind of like it better than GLBC Christmas Ale
     
  10. BPGEFL

    BPGEFL Initiate (0) Aug 14, 2013 Virginia

    Anchor, hands down.

    Also like Troegs new one, Blizzard of Hops. Celebration is always a good choice.

    Very much dislike Schlafly's Christmas Ale.
     
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  11. Troegman

    Troegman Initiate (140) Aug 20, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Mad Elf is my go to but Port's Santa's Little Helper is excellent as well.
     
  12. yankeefan287

    yankeefan287 Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Just had this for the first time and it is at least in my top 3 xmas beers, if not number 1.

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  13. twb0392

    twb0392 Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2014 Wisconsin

    3 floyds alfa Klaus is pretty good.
     
  14. tmrmwel

    tmrmwel Initiate (100) Oct 14, 2008 Norway

    Haandbryggeriet Bestefar
    Berentsens Stelliger Divum with some years on it's back
     
  15. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Initiate (0) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa

    Jolly Pumpkin - Noel de Calabaza
    Revolution - Fistmas
    Sierra Nevada - Celebration
    Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg - Samichlaus
     
  16. Preluderl

    Preluderl Zealot (508) Sep 27, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Mad Elf by a lot. GL Christmas Ale is second.
     
  17. bluehende

    bluehende Poo-Bah (2,440) Dec 10, 2010 Delaware
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    As a seasonal it has to Celebration. I feel there is no better beer for the money. I think I am already on my second case this year.

    As for Christmas day itself I will have a big stout if it is cold. If I can it will be a Victory at Sea growler.
     
  18. miketd

    miketd Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2006 Ohio

    Great Lakes, but I like it some years more than others.
     
  19. Smakawhat

    Smakawhat Poo-Bah (8,400) Mar 18, 2008 Maryland
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    I really don't have a favorite, but maybe I do since I always seek out to get a bottle of the Anchor Christmas Ale.

    So I guess that's a favorite I always look forward to.
     
  20. GeezLynn

    GeezLynn Initiate (0) May 10, 2009 Colorado

    Another for Anchor OSA. Sure there are better beers, but Christmas is all about the traditions for me.
     
  21. chinchill

    chinchill Poo-Bah (10,843) Feb 29, 2008 South Carolina
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    St. Bernardus Christmas Ale. Hard to beat but there are plenty I haven't tried yet ... I better get busy. :slight_smile:
     
  22. FaradayUncaged

    FaradayUncaged Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2014 Michigan

    Like some other, GLBC Christmas Ale is a staple, but for me Thirsty Dog's 12 Dogs of Christmas is just a bit better (and seems to be more consistent to my liking from year to year).
     
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  23. Reds76

    Reds76 Initiate (0) Nov 3, 2014 Maine

    I've long been a fan of Celebration but my new favorite is Angels with Filthy Souls!
     
  24. CTBadger

    CTBadger Devotee (425) Nov 22, 2005 Connecticut
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    My tradition is to sip a bottle of Samichlaus (Classic) on Christmas Eve. In general during the holiday season I can't get enough Celebration. I used to really enjoy Old Jubilation until Avery stopped distributing to CT.
     
  25. Hanglow

    Hanglow Champion (832) Feb 18, 2012 Scotland

    Harveys is probably my favourite. By and large they tend to be a bit crap here. A had a pint of Orkney Clootie Dumpling last year that was pretty nice for what it was. Best this year so far has been Brewdog Hoppy Cristmas but it's just an IPA, not really what you expect from a winter ale
     
  26. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (3,675) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    This one. It makes me feel snug in my bed. :slight_smile:
     
  27. Torch_Lake

    Torch_Lake Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2013 Ohio

    Scaldis Noel, Mad Elf, Barrel-Aged 12 Dogs
     
  28. Tunerstyle63

    Tunerstyle63 Initiate (150) Jul 3, 2014 Illinois
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    Bent River Jingle Java is about the only Christmas beer I'll buy. Usually are not my thing but I know Jingle is my thing and it is local.
     
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  29. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Zealot (539) Jul 4, 2008 Ohio

    St.Nikolas Bock
    Great Lakes Blackout stout
    ....save the spices for the baking .:astonished:
     
  30. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Initiate (0) Jul 5, 2009 Kansas

    Samichlaus
    Breckenridge Christmas Ale
    New Belgium Frambozen
     
  31. ColdOneKev

    ColdOneKev Initiate (0) Feb 18, 2012 North Carolina

    Celebration.
     
  32. archiebunkerjr

    archiebunkerjr Aspirant (233) Oct 25, 2010 Michigan
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    I had my first real meal in 8 weeks tonight. I've been on a weight management program eating/drinking nothing but water, granola bars, powdered soup and shakes. It's worked. I've lost 36 pounds. But I had a Dark Horse 4 Elf with my bbq dinner tonight and I thought I died and went to heaven.
     
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  33. mikepcarney

    mikepcarney Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2009 Ohio

    12 dogs. GLBC Christmas ale is a knockoff of the original.
     
  34. MorgothBauglir

    MorgothBauglir Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Bell's Christmas Ale.
     
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  35. RochefortChris

    RochefortChris Poo-Bah (1,832) Oct 2, 2012 North Carolina
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    St. Bernardus Christmas by a mile. Aviator Frostnipper is up there too
     
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  36. ElGallo

    ElGallo Meyvn (1,190) Sep 26, 2009 New Hampshire

    St. Bernardus has been a long-time favorite. I might like it better than Abt 12 :grimacing:
     
  37. JDean439

    JDean439 Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2014 California

    I am a noob, so I do not have a favorite Christmas beer yet. My current plans are to drink a couple of Pliney the Elder I just found for Christmas. In the meantime, I'll try some of the beers mentioned in this post.
     
  38. Chuck_IPA_Mathus

    Chuck_IPA_Mathus Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2013 Massachusetts

    Laguintas SUCKS!!
     
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  39. GreenMachine

    GreenMachine Initiate (0) Dec 5, 2014 North Carolina

    Brown shugga!
     
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  40. Flashy

    Flashy Devotee (492) Oct 22, 2003 Vermont

    Saw this yesterday in a four pack with a glass for $18. Kicking myself in the a@@ for not buying it- how mean how can you beat that price and what a nifty glass to have.
     
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