Wednesday, December 24, 2008


I've been handing out a beer with this label on it. This is a serious beer gift. It is a 2002 (that's right) Christmas Ale from Anchor Brewing in San Francisco.

"Our Special Ale," is a beautiful spicy, thick, christmas beer and I've selected only a handful of people to share it with.

The beer's carbonation has deteriorated a bit, but it maintains some molasses flavor along with licorice and an export stout-like dryness to it. It's bigger after aging and drinks heavy.

The rest of you can be green with envy at this gesture. You can always go out and buy Anchor Christmas Ale 2008. But that would be so "now."

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