Each year the number of Christmas beers continues to grow. Cold winter weather and decadent dinner parties have inspired everything from rich roasty porters and stouts, to spicy winter warmers and barleywines. We thought we’d start things off this year with a few tried and true favorites.  

Holiday Beer Favorites Binny's

 

Great Lakes Christmas Ale + Free Glass

Without a doubt, our most eagerly awaited and requested Christmas brew. While many Christmas beers are spiced, Great Lakes does so judiciously, with hints of nutmeg and cinnamon complimenting notes of caramelized malt and honey. While crafted with honey it’s not overly sweet, making this an artfully balanced brew that pairs wonderfully with a variety of Christmas staples. It is especially nice with sweet potatoes; be they candied, baked or mashed. *Free glass offer is valid in Binny's stores only with a Binny's Card. Valid through 12/31/2016 or while supplies last. See store associate for details.  

Two Brothers Peppermint Bark Porter

Christmas is the time for all things peppermint and Two Brothers have transformed a crunchy holiday favorite into liquid form. This rich and roasty porter finishes with just the right amount of cooling peppermint, making it a lovely after dinner treat.  

Lagunitas Brown Shugga'

Some of the best things in life are the product of happy accidents. Such is the case with Lagunitas Brown Shugga’. This beloved holiday classic began as a botched batch of Olde GnarlyWine. The addition of brown sugar not only increased the abv, but also amped up the rich malty sweetness. Toffee, caramel and big piney hops all rolled into one massive brew that is deceptively easy to drink.   Check out the Beer Buzz for updates on new beer, tastings, sales and more!