Monday, November 8, 2010
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.
Posted by ABQbeergeek at 1:21 PM