Over the years craft breweries have reached beyond the classic winter warmer to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year—here are some of our favorite non-traditional holiday beers.
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This year was the 38th release of Anchor Brewing's Our Special Ale. Each year, the Christmas beer recipe is a little different—though it's always secret—and the label features a different tree. When we visited the San Francisco brewery recently, we had a good time looking back at early editions.
The holidays are stressful enough without having to worry about finding the perfect beer for your Christmas party (or simply a night next to the fireplace), so we did the work for you. After a blind tasting of 25 well-regarded winter warmers and Christmas ales, we've compiled a list of our favorites.