Monday, November 8, 2010

Our Special Time of Year

I don't have many holiday traditions that I keep. One of the two I'd say I stick to the most is watching one of the less traditional Christmas movie on Christmas Eve, like Bad Santa. Haven't picked one out for this year- any suggestions? The other holiday tradition I keep involves buying Anchor Brewing's Our Special Ale, drinking a couple, and putting the rest away to age. I just picked up this year's version at Whole Foods on Wyoming. I only have bottles going back to 2006, and I think it would be near impossible to collect every edition of this holiday release- the beer has been coming out since 1975, way before they even invented Christmas. The recipe changes slightly every year, and so does the label artwork. Each year a variety of tree is depicted on the label, and this year's is the Ginkgo Biloba tree. Larry King will be pleased. The beer is a Winter Warmer that goes a little light in the "warmer" category, at only 5.5%. Our Special Ale retails for $10.99. I wonder how much it went for in 1975.

3 comments:

Nathan and Stephany said...

One of our family traditions was watching "Die Hard" around Christmas-time. "This IS Christmas music!" -Nathan

ABQbeergeek said...

That's a good call. But though it may be "Christmas-time in Hollis, Queens", I can't watch that because 50% of the occupants don't like it, and my 50% of the vote doesn't count. Was just trying to think of more movies, and Scrooged came to mind. That might be the winner.

Vanessa said...

The best Christmas move ever is Gremlins.