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The best brews to toast the winter season

It may be the perfect time of year for enjoying a comforting cup of hot chocolate or a belly-warming glass of mulled wine, but just because the temperature outside is getting icy doesn't mean you can't reach for something ice-cold to toast the season.

A velvety, fruit-forward Belgian strong ale, perhaps? Or maybe a well-balanced, sessionable wheat ale that you can enjoy all night long? (After all, the madness of the holiday season has been known to drive us to do such things.)

In the ever-creative world of craft beer, winter serves as a rich source of inspiration. Beyond the clever plays on words (Doggie Claws, Hibernation Ale) and the fun, festively decorated labels, are genuinely good brews — no gimmicks. From dark, malty numbers with notes of pine to hop-powered IPAs, here are some favorite limited editions for the holiday season.

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10 Christmas Beers to Put a Little Cheer in Your Life

Everybody loves a good IPA except Santa Claus.

"Look, I live in the North Pole. It's cold up here all the time. I've had my fair share of IPAs over the years, and I just can't get into them," says Claus. "I need something with depth. I need something with flavors beyond dank, juicy hops. I need something that's going to warm my bones."

And you can't really argue with him. Citrusy, tropical hops don't jibe with blustery, winter weather. Christmas, especially, calls for roasted malts, baking spices, and a smooth, comforting drinking experience.

Or, as Claus puts it: "A good Christmas beer should fill your belly and satisfy your soul."

So, with the help of Kris Kringle, we put together this list of the 10 best Christmas beers of 2020. While you won't find any IPAs on this list (per Claus' demands) you will find spiced ales, winter warmers, and even an oak-aged Scotch ale.

You have the rest of the year to drink IPAs, so use this holiday season as an excuse to broaden your palate, explore the wider world of beer, and maybe even find a few beers to incorporate into your Christmas traditions for years to come.

As far as how best to enjoy them? That's entirely up to you, but Claus does recommend one default pairing for every single one of these Christmas beer: "By a crackling wood fire, with some freshly baked chocolate chip cookies."

"Some Christmas beers go too heavy on the sweets and spices," says Claus. "You have to start with a good beer and then reinforce it with the spices&mdashlike in this one."

The San Fransisco brewery starts with a traditional winter warmer style beer that's hearty yet well-rounded. Then, on the back end, you're nudged with some brown sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon. "You may not believe me," says Claus. "But this beer tastes like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer smells."

"When Rogue approached me about this beer, I was a little skeptical," Claus says. "The sample they sent me was bitter, and that's not how I typically describe myself."

But the bitterness is the pleasant kind associated with a red ale (get it?) and toasty malts help balance it out. Then, in the background, there are some pops of plums, pine, and&mdashif you're play particularly close attention&mdashchestnuts roasting on an open fire. "It's hard to believe," says Claus. "But it works."

By now it's tradition to enjoy at least one of these (but maybe no more than two, due to its 11% ABV punch, if you have something important to do) during the holiday season. "This brewery is in Hershey, Pennsylvania, where I get a lot of my chocolate every year," says Claus. "Nothing like a Hershey Bar and a Mad Elf, I say."

This winter warmer is a little different every year, but you can typically depend on flavors that range from cherries to black licorice to Irish coffee. "Mrs. Claus and I share a bottle every year. She makes a mean fruitcake, and this stuff pairs incredibly with it."

It's a true Belgian quad, which means it isn't for those lacking in festive fortitude. "It's spicy and syrupy and the perfect thing to sip while decorating the tree," Claus says. "I even like to let it come up to room temp a bit. I feel like I can taste more of those figgy flavors."

This winter ale has a strong backbone of toffee, but isn't super-sweet and, instead, is almost cozy in nature. "You know when your suit comes out of the dryer and it's chilly and you put it on right away while it's still warm? That's what this beer tastes like."

This Colorado-based brewery makes a whole fleet of incredible beers, but there's something about particularly interesting about how this offering zigs where the rest of winter beers zag. It's an old ale, which means that its heavy on the malt flavors, but still tastes bright and fresh. "You'll want to sip this one. I swear that it tastes slightly peppery at the beginning and subtly sweet at the end," Claus says.

It pours the color of Santa suit at night. It tastes woodsy, like a hike through a pine forest. And it settles in just right, like a non-ironic sweater. "I like it with my Christmas roast," says Claus.

Here's your smooth and drinkable winter beer. "When I don't want to have to chew my way through another 12% tripel, I turn back to this old favorite," says Claus. It's bracing, in a good way, and tastes a little like rum-raisin cake.

Yes, another Scotch ale, but the style is well-suited for the season. This one gives off an aroma of baking bread and tastes milder than most&mdashbut that's a good thing. "This is your Christmas ale for when you've had a little too much Christmas," says Claus. And that's saying something coming from Santa.


10 Christmas Beers to Put a Little Cheer in Your Life

Everybody loves a good IPA except Santa Claus.

"Look, I live in the North Pole. It's cold up here all the time. I've had my fair share of IPAs over the years, and I just can't get into them," says Claus. "I need something with depth. I need something with flavors beyond dank, juicy hops. I need something that's going to warm my bones."

And you can't really argue with him. Citrusy, tropical hops don't jibe with blustery, winter weather. Christmas, especially, calls for roasted malts, baking spices, and a smooth, comforting drinking experience.

Or, as Claus puts it: "A good Christmas beer should fill your belly and satisfy your soul."

So, with the help of Kris Kringle, we put together this list of the 10 best Christmas beers of 2020. While you won't find any IPAs on this list (per Claus' demands) you will find spiced ales, winter warmers, and even an oak-aged Scotch ale.

You have the rest of the year to drink IPAs, so use this holiday season as an excuse to broaden your palate, explore the wider world of beer, and maybe even find a few beers to incorporate into your Christmas traditions for years to come.

As far as how best to enjoy them? That's entirely up to you, but Claus does recommend one default pairing for every single one of these Christmas beer: "By a crackling wood fire, with some freshly baked chocolate chip cookies."

"Some Christmas beers go too heavy on the sweets and spices," says Claus. "You have to start with a good beer and then reinforce it with the spices&mdashlike in this one."

The San Fransisco brewery starts with a traditional winter warmer style beer that's hearty yet well-rounded. Then, on the back end, you're nudged with some brown sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon. "You may not believe me," says Claus. "But this beer tastes like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer smells."

"When Rogue approached me about this beer, I was a little skeptical," Claus says. "The sample they sent me was bitter, and that's not how I typically describe myself."

But the bitterness is the pleasant kind associated with a red ale (get it?) and toasty malts help balance it out. Then, in the background, there are some pops of plums, pine, and&mdashif you're play particularly close attention&mdashchestnuts roasting on an open fire. "It's hard to believe," says Claus. "But it works."

By now it's tradition to enjoy at least one of these (but maybe no more than two, due to its 11% ABV punch, if you have something important to do) during the holiday season. "This brewery is in Hershey, Pennsylvania, where I get a lot of my chocolate every year," says Claus. "Nothing like a Hershey Bar and a Mad Elf, I say."

This winter warmer is a little different every year, but you can typically depend on flavors that range from cherries to black licorice to Irish coffee. "Mrs. Claus and I share a bottle every year. She makes a mean fruitcake, and this stuff pairs incredibly with it."

It's a true Belgian quad, which means it isn't for those lacking in festive fortitude. "It's spicy and syrupy and the perfect thing to sip while decorating the tree," Claus says. "I even like to let it come up to room temp a bit. I feel like I can taste more of those figgy flavors."

This winter ale has a strong backbone of toffee, but isn't super-sweet and, instead, is almost cozy in nature. "You know when your suit comes out of the dryer and it's chilly and you put it on right away while it's still warm? That's what this beer tastes like."

This Colorado-based brewery makes a whole fleet of incredible beers, but there's something about particularly interesting about how this offering zigs where the rest of winter beers zag. It's an old ale, which means that its heavy on the malt flavors, but still tastes bright and fresh. "You'll want to sip this one. I swear that it tastes slightly peppery at the beginning and subtly sweet at the end," Claus says.

It pours the color of Santa suit at night. It tastes woodsy, like a hike through a pine forest. And it settles in just right, like a non-ironic sweater. "I like it with my Christmas roast," says Claus.

Here's your smooth and drinkable winter beer. "When I don't want to have to chew my way through another 12% tripel, I turn back to this old favorite," says Claus. It's bracing, in a good way, and tastes a little like rum-raisin cake.

Yes, another Scotch ale, but the style is well-suited for the season. This one gives off an aroma of baking bread and tastes milder than most&mdashbut that's a good thing. "This is your Christmas ale for when you've had a little too much Christmas," says Claus. And that's saying something coming from Santa.


10 Christmas Beers to Put a Little Cheer in Your Life

Everybody loves a good IPA except Santa Claus.

"Look, I live in the North Pole. It's cold up here all the time. I've had my fair share of IPAs over the years, and I just can't get into them," says Claus. "I need something with depth. I need something with flavors beyond dank, juicy hops. I need something that's going to warm my bones."

And you can't really argue with him. Citrusy, tropical hops don't jibe with blustery, winter weather. Christmas, especially, calls for roasted malts, baking spices, and a smooth, comforting drinking experience.

Or, as Claus puts it: "A good Christmas beer should fill your belly and satisfy your soul."

So, with the help of Kris Kringle, we put together this list of the 10 best Christmas beers of 2020. While you won't find any IPAs on this list (per Claus' demands) you will find spiced ales, winter warmers, and even an oak-aged Scotch ale.

You have the rest of the year to drink IPAs, so use this holiday season as an excuse to broaden your palate, explore the wider world of beer, and maybe even find a few beers to incorporate into your Christmas traditions for years to come.

As far as how best to enjoy them? That's entirely up to you, but Claus does recommend one default pairing for every single one of these Christmas beer: "By a crackling wood fire, with some freshly baked chocolate chip cookies."

"Some Christmas beers go too heavy on the sweets and spices," says Claus. "You have to start with a good beer and then reinforce it with the spices&mdashlike in this one."

The San Fransisco brewery starts with a traditional winter warmer style beer that's hearty yet well-rounded. Then, on the back end, you're nudged with some brown sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon. "You may not believe me," says Claus. "But this beer tastes like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer smells."

"When Rogue approached me about this beer, I was a little skeptical," Claus says. "The sample they sent me was bitter, and that's not how I typically describe myself."

But the bitterness is the pleasant kind associated with a red ale (get it?) and toasty malts help balance it out. Then, in the background, there are some pops of plums, pine, and&mdashif you're play particularly close attention&mdashchestnuts roasting on an open fire. "It's hard to believe," says Claus. "But it works."

By now it's tradition to enjoy at least one of these (but maybe no more than two, due to its 11% ABV punch, if you have something important to do) during the holiday season. "This brewery is in Hershey, Pennsylvania, where I get a lot of my chocolate every year," says Claus. "Nothing like a Hershey Bar and a Mad Elf, I say."

This winter warmer is a little different every year, but you can typically depend on flavors that range from cherries to black licorice to Irish coffee. "Mrs. Claus and I share a bottle every year. She makes a mean fruitcake, and this stuff pairs incredibly with it."

It's a true Belgian quad, which means it isn't for those lacking in festive fortitude. "It's spicy and syrupy and the perfect thing to sip while decorating the tree," Claus says. "I even like to let it come up to room temp a bit. I feel like I can taste more of those figgy flavors."

This winter ale has a strong backbone of toffee, but isn't super-sweet and, instead, is almost cozy in nature. "You know when your suit comes out of the dryer and it's chilly and you put it on right away while it's still warm? That's what this beer tastes like."

This Colorado-based brewery makes a whole fleet of incredible beers, but there's something about particularly interesting about how this offering zigs where the rest of winter beers zag. It's an old ale, which means that its heavy on the malt flavors, but still tastes bright and fresh. "You'll want to sip this one. I swear that it tastes slightly peppery at the beginning and subtly sweet at the end," Claus says.

It pours the color of Santa suit at night. It tastes woodsy, like a hike through a pine forest. And it settles in just right, like a non-ironic sweater. "I like it with my Christmas roast," says Claus.

Here's your smooth and drinkable winter beer. "When I don't want to have to chew my way through another 12% tripel, I turn back to this old favorite," says Claus. It's bracing, in a good way, and tastes a little like rum-raisin cake.

Yes, another Scotch ale, but the style is well-suited for the season. This one gives off an aroma of baking bread and tastes milder than most&mdashbut that's a good thing. "This is your Christmas ale for when you've had a little too much Christmas," says Claus. And that's saying something coming from Santa.


10 Christmas Beers to Put a Little Cheer in Your Life

Everybody loves a good IPA except Santa Claus.

"Look, I live in the North Pole. It's cold up here all the time. I've had my fair share of IPAs over the years, and I just can't get into them," says Claus. "I need something with depth. I need something with flavors beyond dank, juicy hops. I need something that's going to warm my bones."

And you can't really argue with him. Citrusy, tropical hops don't jibe with blustery, winter weather. Christmas, especially, calls for roasted malts, baking spices, and a smooth, comforting drinking experience.

Or, as Claus puts it: "A good Christmas beer should fill your belly and satisfy your soul."

So, with the help of Kris Kringle, we put together this list of the 10 best Christmas beers of 2020. While you won't find any IPAs on this list (per Claus' demands) you will find spiced ales, winter warmers, and even an oak-aged Scotch ale.

You have the rest of the year to drink IPAs, so use this holiday season as an excuse to broaden your palate, explore the wider world of beer, and maybe even find a few beers to incorporate into your Christmas traditions for years to come.

As far as how best to enjoy them? That's entirely up to you, but Claus does recommend one default pairing for every single one of these Christmas beer: "By a crackling wood fire, with some freshly baked chocolate chip cookies."

"Some Christmas beers go too heavy on the sweets and spices," says Claus. "You have to start with a good beer and then reinforce it with the spices&mdashlike in this one."

The San Fransisco brewery starts with a traditional winter warmer style beer that's hearty yet well-rounded. Then, on the back end, you're nudged with some brown sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon. "You may not believe me," says Claus. "But this beer tastes like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer smells."

"When Rogue approached me about this beer, I was a little skeptical," Claus says. "The sample they sent me was bitter, and that's not how I typically describe myself."

But the bitterness is the pleasant kind associated with a red ale (get it?) and toasty malts help balance it out. Then, in the background, there are some pops of plums, pine, and&mdashif you're play particularly close attention&mdashchestnuts roasting on an open fire. "It's hard to believe," says Claus. "But it works."

By now it's tradition to enjoy at least one of these (but maybe no more than two, due to its 11% ABV punch, if you have something important to do) during the holiday season. "This brewery is in Hershey, Pennsylvania, where I get a lot of my chocolate every year," says Claus. "Nothing like a Hershey Bar and a Mad Elf, I say."

This winter warmer is a little different every year, but you can typically depend on flavors that range from cherries to black licorice to Irish coffee. "Mrs. Claus and I share a bottle every year. She makes a mean fruitcake, and this stuff pairs incredibly with it."

It's a true Belgian quad, which means it isn't for those lacking in festive fortitude. "It's spicy and syrupy and the perfect thing to sip while decorating the tree," Claus says. "I even like to let it come up to room temp a bit. I feel like I can taste more of those figgy flavors."

This winter ale has a strong backbone of toffee, but isn't super-sweet and, instead, is almost cozy in nature. "You know when your suit comes out of the dryer and it's chilly and you put it on right away while it's still warm? That's what this beer tastes like."

This Colorado-based brewery makes a whole fleet of incredible beers, but there's something about particularly interesting about how this offering zigs where the rest of winter beers zag. It's an old ale, which means that its heavy on the malt flavors, but still tastes bright and fresh. "You'll want to sip this one. I swear that it tastes slightly peppery at the beginning and subtly sweet at the end," Claus says.

It pours the color of Santa suit at night. It tastes woodsy, like a hike through a pine forest. And it settles in just right, like a non-ironic sweater. "I like it with my Christmas roast," says Claus.

Here's your smooth and drinkable winter beer. "When I don't want to have to chew my way through another 12% tripel, I turn back to this old favorite," says Claus. It's bracing, in a good way, and tastes a little like rum-raisin cake.

Yes, another Scotch ale, but the style is well-suited for the season. This one gives off an aroma of baking bread and tastes milder than most&mdashbut that's a good thing. "This is your Christmas ale for when you've had a little too much Christmas," says Claus. And that's saying something coming from Santa.


10 Christmas Beers to Put a Little Cheer in Your Life

Everybody loves a good IPA except Santa Claus.

"Look, I live in the North Pole. It's cold up here all the time. I've had my fair share of IPAs over the years, and I just can't get into them," says Claus. "I need something with depth. I need something with flavors beyond dank, juicy hops. I need something that's going to warm my bones."

And you can't really argue with him. Citrusy, tropical hops don't jibe with blustery, winter weather. Christmas, especially, calls for roasted malts, baking spices, and a smooth, comforting drinking experience.

Or, as Claus puts it: "A good Christmas beer should fill your belly and satisfy your soul."

So, with the help of Kris Kringle, we put together this list of the 10 best Christmas beers of 2020. While you won't find any IPAs on this list (per Claus' demands) you will find spiced ales, winter warmers, and even an oak-aged Scotch ale.

You have the rest of the year to drink IPAs, so use this holiday season as an excuse to broaden your palate, explore the wider world of beer, and maybe even find a few beers to incorporate into your Christmas traditions for years to come.

As far as how best to enjoy them? That's entirely up to you, but Claus does recommend one default pairing for every single one of these Christmas beer: "By a crackling wood fire, with some freshly baked chocolate chip cookies."

"Some Christmas beers go too heavy on the sweets and spices," says Claus. "You have to start with a good beer and then reinforce it with the spices&mdashlike in this one."

The San Fransisco brewery starts with a traditional winter warmer style beer that's hearty yet well-rounded. Then, on the back end, you're nudged with some brown sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon. "You may not believe me," says Claus. "But this beer tastes like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer smells."

"When Rogue approached me about this beer, I was a little skeptical," Claus says. "The sample they sent me was bitter, and that's not how I typically describe myself."

But the bitterness is the pleasant kind associated with a red ale (get it?) and toasty malts help balance it out. Then, in the background, there are some pops of plums, pine, and&mdashif you're play particularly close attention&mdashchestnuts roasting on an open fire. "It's hard to believe," says Claus. "But it works."

By now it's tradition to enjoy at least one of these (but maybe no more than two, due to its 11% ABV punch, if you have something important to do) during the holiday season. "This brewery is in Hershey, Pennsylvania, where I get a lot of my chocolate every year," says Claus. "Nothing like a Hershey Bar and a Mad Elf, I say."

This winter warmer is a little different every year, but you can typically depend on flavors that range from cherries to black licorice to Irish coffee. "Mrs. Claus and I share a bottle every year. She makes a mean fruitcake, and this stuff pairs incredibly with it."

It's a true Belgian quad, which means it isn't for those lacking in festive fortitude. "It's spicy and syrupy and the perfect thing to sip while decorating the tree," Claus says. "I even like to let it come up to room temp a bit. I feel like I can taste more of those figgy flavors."

This winter ale has a strong backbone of toffee, but isn't super-sweet and, instead, is almost cozy in nature. "You know when your suit comes out of the dryer and it's chilly and you put it on right away while it's still warm? That's what this beer tastes like."

This Colorado-based brewery makes a whole fleet of incredible beers, but there's something about particularly interesting about how this offering zigs where the rest of winter beers zag. It's an old ale, which means that its heavy on the malt flavors, but still tastes bright and fresh. "You'll want to sip this one. I swear that it tastes slightly peppery at the beginning and subtly sweet at the end," Claus says.

It pours the color of Santa suit at night. It tastes woodsy, like a hike through a pine forest. And it settles in just right, like a non-ironic sweater. "I like it with my Christmas roast," says Claus.

Here's your smooth and drinkable winter beer. "When I don't want to have to chew my way through another 12% tripel, I turn back to this old favorite," says Claus. It's bracing, in a good way, and tastes a little like rum-raisin cake.

Yes, another Scotch ale, but the style is well-suited for the season. This one gives off an aroma of baking bread and tastes milder than most&mdashbut that's a good thing. "This is your Christmas ale for when you've had a little too much Christmas," says Claus. And that's saying something coming from Santa.


10 Christmas Beers to Put a Little Cheer in Your Life

Everybody loves a good IPA except Santa Claus.

"Look, I live in the North Pole. It's cold up here all the time. I've had my fair share of IPAs over the years, and I just can't get into them," says Claus. "I need something with depth. I need something with flavors beyond dank, juicy hops. I need something that's going to warm my bones."

And you can't really argue with him. Citrusy, tropical hops don't jibe with blustery, winter weather. Christmas, especially, calls for roasted malts, baking spices, and a smooth, comforting drinking experience.

Or, as Claus puts it: "A good Christmas beer should fill your belly and satisfy your soul."

So, with the help of Kris Kringle, we put together this list of the 10 best Christmas beers of 2020. While you won't find any IPAs on this list (per Claus' demands) you will find spiced ales, winter warmers, and even an oak-aged Scotch ale.

You have the rest of the year to drink IPAs, so use this holiday season as an excuse to broaden your palate, explore the wider world of beer, and maybe even find a few beers to incorporate into your Christmas traditions for years to come.

As far as how best to enjoy them? That's entirely up to you, but Claus does recommend one default pairing for every single one of these Christmas beer: "By a crackling wood fire, with some freshly baked chocolate chip cookies."

"Some Christmas beers go too heavy on the sweets and spices," says Claus. "You have to start with a good beer and then reinforce it with the spices&mdashlike in this one."

The San Fransisco brewery starts with a traditional winter warmer style beer that's hearty yet well-rounded. Then, on the back end, you're nudged with some brown sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon. "You may not believe me," says Claus. "But this beer tastes like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer smells."

"When Rogue approached me about this beer, I was a little skeptical," Claus says. "The sample they sent me was bitter, and that's not how I typically describe myself."

But the bitterness is the pleasant kind associated with a red ale (get it?) and toasty malts help balance it out. Then, in the background, there are some pops of plums, pine, and&mdashif you're play particularly close attention&mdashchestnuts roasting on an open fire. "It's hard to believe," says Claus. "But it works."

By now it's tradition to enjoy at least one of these (but maybe no more than two, due to its 11% ABV punch, if you have something important to do) during the holiday season. "This brewery is in Hershey, Pennsylvania, where I get a lot of my chocolate every year," says Claus. "Nothing like a Hershey Bar and a Mad Elf, I say."

This winter warmer is a little different every year, but you can typically depend on flavors that range from cherries to black licorice to Irish coffee. "Mrs. Claus and I share a bottle every year. She makes a mean fruitcake, and this stuff pairs incredibly with it."

It's a true Belgian quad, which means it isn't for those lacking in festive fortitude. "It's spicy and syrupy and the perfect thing to sip while decorating the tree," Claus says. "I even like to let it come up to room temp a bit. I feel like I can taste more of those figgy flavors."

This winter ale has a strong backbone of toffee, but isn't super-sweet and, instead, is almost cozy in nature. "You know when your suit comes out of the dryer and it's chilly and you put it on right away while it's still warm? That's what this beer tastes like."

This Colorado-based brewery makes a whole fleet of incredible beers, but there's something about particularly interesting about how this offering zigs where the rest of winter beers zag. It's an old ale, which means that its heavy on the malt flavors, but still tastes bright and fresh. "You'll want to sip this one. I swear that it tastes slightly peppery at the beginning and subtly sweet at the end," Claus says.

It pours the color of Santa suit at night. It tastes woodsy, like a hike through a pine forest. And it settles in just right, like a non-ironic sweater. "I like it with my Christmas roast," says Claus.

Here's your smooth and drinkable winter beer. "When I don't want to have to chew my way through another 12% tripel, I turn back to this old favorite," says Claus. It's bracing, in a good way, and tastes a little like rum-raisin cake.

Yes, another Scotch ale, but the style is well-suited for the season. This one gives off an aroma of baking bread and tastes milder than most&mdashbut that's a good thing. "This is your Christmas ale for when you've had a little too much Christmas," says Claus. And that's saying something coming from Santa.


10 Christmas Beers to Put a Little Cheer in Your Life

Everybody loves a good IPA except Santa Claus.

"Look, I live in the North Pole. It's cold up here all the time. I've had my fair share of IPAs over the years, and I just can't get into them," says Claus. "I need something with depth. I need something with flavors beyond dank, juicy hops. I need something that's going to warm my bones."

And you can't really argue with him. Citrusy, tropical hops don't jibe with blustery, winter weather. Christmas, especially, calls for roasted malts, baking spices, and a smooth, comforting drinking experience.

Or, as Claus puts it: "A good Christmas beer should fill your belly and satisfy your soul."

So, with the help of Kris Kringle, we put together this list of the 10 best Christmas beers of 2020. While you won't find any IPAs on this list (per Claus' demands) you will find spiced ales, winter warmers, and even an oak-aged Scotch ale.

You have the rest of the year to drink IPAs, so use this holiday season as an excuse to broaden your palate, explore the wider world of beer, and maybe even find a few beers to incorporate into your Christmas traditions for years to come.

As far as how best to enjoy them? That's entirely up to you, but Claus does recommend one default pairing for every single one of these Christmas beer: "By a crackling wood fire, with some freshly baked chocolate chip cookies."

"Some Christmas beers go too heavy on the sweets and spices," says Claus. "You have to start with a good beer and then reinforce it with the spices&mdashlike in this one."

The San Fransisco brewery starts with a traditional winter warmer style beer that's hearty yet well-rounded. Then, on the back end, you're nudged with some brown sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon. "You may not believe me," says Claus. "But this beer tastes like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer smells."

"When Rogue approached me about this beer, I was a little skeptical," Claus says. "The sample they sent me was bitter, and that's not how I typically describe myself."

But the bitterness is the pleasant kind associated with a red ale (get it?) and toasty malts help balance it out. Then, in the background, there are some pops of plums, pine, and&mdashif you're play particularly close attention&mdashchestnuts roasting on an open fire. "It's hard to believe," says Claus. "But it works."

By now it's tradition to enjoy at least one of these (but maybe no more than two, due to its 11% ABV punch, if you have something important to do) during the holiday season. "This brewery is in Hershey, Pennsylvania, where I get a lot of my chocolate every year," says Claus. "Nothing like a Hershey Bar and a Mad Elf, I say."

This winter warmer is a little different every year, but you can typically depend on flavors that range from cherries to black licorice to Irish coffee. "Mrs. Claus and I share a bottle every year. She makes a mean fruitcake, and this stuff pairs incredibly with it."

It's a true Belgian quad, which means it isn't for those lacking in festive fortitude. "It's spicy and syrupy and the perfect thing to sip while decorating the tree," Claus says. "I even like to let it come up to room temp a bit. I feel like I can taste more of those figgy flavors."

This winter ale has a strong backbone of toffee, but isn't super-sweet and, instead, is almost cozy in nature. "You know when your suit comes out of the dryer and it's chilly and you put it on right away while it's still warm? That's what this beer tastes like."

This Colorado-based brewery makes a whole fleet of incredible beers, but there's something about particularly interesting about how this offering zigs where the rest of winter beers zag. It's an old ale, which means that its heavy on the malt flavors, but still tastes bright and fresh. "You'll want to sip this one. I swear that it tastes slightly peppery at the beginning and subtly sweet at the end," Claus says.

It pours the color of Santa suit at night. It tastes woodsy, like a hike through a pine forest. And it settles in just right, like a non-ironic sweater. "I like it with my Christmas roast," says Claus.

Here's your smooth and drinkable winter beer. "When I don't want to have to chew my way through another 12% tripel, I turn back to this old favorite," says Claus. It's bracing, in a good way, and tastes a little like rum-raisin cake.

Yes, another Scotch ale, but the style is well-suited for the season. This one gives off an aroma of baking bread and tastes milder than most&mdashbut that's a good thing. "This is your Christmas ale for when you've had a little too much Christmas," says Claus. And that's saying something coming from Santa.


10 Christmas Beers to Put a Little Cheer in Your Life

Everybody loves a good IPA except Santa Claus.

"Look, I live in the North Pole. It's cold up here all the time. I've had my fair share of IPAs over the years, and I just can't get into them," says Claus. "I need something with depth. I need something with flavors beyond dank, juicy hops. I need something that's going to warm my bones."

And you can't really argue with him. Citrusy, tropical hops don't jibe with blustery, winter weather. Christmas, especially, calls for roasted malts, baking spices, and a smooth, comforting drinking experience.

Or, as Claus puts it: "A good Christmas beer should fill your belly and satisfy your soul."

So, with the help of Kris Kringle, we put together this list of the 10 best Christmas beers of 2020. While you won't find any IPAs on this list (per Claus' demands) you will find spiced ales, winter warmers, and even an oak-aged Scotch ale.

You have the rest of the year to drink IPAs, so use this holiday season as an excuse to broaden your palate, explore the wider world of beer, and maybe even find a few beers to incorporate into your Christmas traditions for years to come.

As far as how best to enjoy them? That's entirely up to you, but Claus does recommend one default pairing for every single one of these Christmas beer: "By a crackling wood fire, with some freshly baked chocolate chip cookies."

"Some Christmas beers go too heavy on the sweets and spices," says Claus. "You have to start with a good beer and then reinforce it with the spices&mdashlike in this one."

The San Fransisco brewery starts with a traditional winter warmer style beer that's hearty yet well-rounded. Then, on the back end, you're nudged with some brown sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon. "You may not believe me," says Claus. "But this beer tastes like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer smells."

"When Rogue approached me about this beer, I was a little skeptical," Claus says. "The sample they sent me was bitter, and that's not how I typically describe myself."

But the bitterness is the pleasant kind associated with a red ale (get it?) and toasty malts help balance it out. Then, in the background, there are some pops of plums, pine, and&mdashif you're play particularly close attention&mdashchestnuts roasting on an open fire. "It's hard to believe," says Claus. "But it works."

By now it's tradition to enjoy at least one of these (but maybe no more than two, due to its 11% ABV punch, if you have something important to do) during the holiday season. "This brewery is in Hershey, Pennsylvania, where I get a lot of my chocolate every year," says Claus. "Nothing like a Hershey Bar and a Mad Elf, I say."

This winter warmer is a little different every year, but you can typically depend on flavors that range from cherries to black licorice to Irish coffee. "Mrs. Claus and I share a bottle every year. She makes a mean fruitcake, and this stuff pairs incredibly with it."

It's a true Belgian quad, which means it isn't for those lacking in festive fortitude. "It's spicy and syrupy and the perfect thing to sip while decorating the tree," Claus says. "I even like to let it come up to room temp a bit. I feel like I can taste more of those figgy flavors."

This winter ale has a strong backbone of toffee, but isn't super-sweet and, instead, is almost cozy in nature. "You know when your suit comes out of the dryer and it's chilly and you put it on right away while it's still warm? That's what this beer tastes like."

This Colorado-based brewery makes a whole fleet of incredible beers, but there's something about particularly interesting about how this offering zigs where the rest of winter beers zag. It's an old ale, which means that its heavy on the malt flavors, but still tastes bright and fresh. "You'll want to sip this one. I swear that it tastes slightly peppery at the beginning and subtly sweet at the end," Claus says.

It pours the color of Santa suit at night. It tastes woodsy, like a hike through a pine forest. And it settles in just right, like a non-ironic sweater. "I like it with my Christmas roast," says Claus.

Here's your smooth and drinkable winter beer. "When I don't want to have to chew my way through another 12% tripel, I turn back to this old favorite," says Claus. It's bracing, in a good way, and tastes a little like rum-raisin cake.

Yes, another Scotch ale, but the style is well-suited for the season. This one gives off an aroma of baking bread and tastes milder than most&mdashbut that's a good thing. "This is your Christmas ale for when you've had a little too much Christmas," says Claus. And that's saying something coming from Santa.


10 Christmas Beers to Put a Little Cheer in Your Life

Everybody loves a good IPA except Santa Claus.

"Look, I live in the North Pole. It's cold up here all the time. I've had my fair share of IPAs over the years, and I just can't get into them," says Claus. "I need something with depth. I need something with flavors beyond dank, juicy hops. I need something that's going to warm my bones."

And you can't really argue with him. Citrusy, tropical hops don't jibe with blustery, winter weather. Christmas, especially, calls for roasted malts, baking spices, and a smooth, comforting drinking experience.

Or, as Claus puts it: "A good Christmas beer should fill your belly and satisfy your soul."

So, with the help of Kris Kringle, we put together this list of the 10 best Christmas beers of 2020. While you won't find any IPAs on this list (per Claus' demands) you will find spiced ales, winter warmers, and even an oak-aged Scotch ale.

You have the rest of the year to drink IPAs, so use this holiday season as an excuse to broaden your palate, explore the wider world of beer, and maybe even find a few beers to incorporate into your Christmas traditions for years to come.

As far as how best to enjoy them? That's entirely up to you, but Claus does recommend one default pairing for every single one of these Christmas beer: "By a crackling wood fire, with some freshly baked chocolate chip cookies."

"Some Christmas beers go too heavy on the sweets and spices," says Claus. "You have to start with a good beer and then reinforce it with the spices&mdashlike in this one."

The San Fransisco brewery starts with a traditional winter warmer style beer that's hearty yet well-rounded. Then, on the back end, you're nudged with some brown sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon. "You may not believe me," says Claus. "But this beer tastes like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer smells."

"When Rogue approached me about this beer, I was a little skeptical," Claus says. "The sample they sent me was bitter, and that's not how I typically describe myself."

But the bitterness is the pleasant kind associated with a red ale (get it?) and toasty malts help balance it out. Then, in the background, there are some pops of plums, pine, and&mdashif you're play particularly close attention&mdashchestnuts roasting on an open fire. "It's hard to believe," says Claus. "But it works."

By now it's tradition to enjoy at least one of these (but maybe no more than two, due to its 11% ABV punch, if you have something important to do) during the holiday season. "This brewery is in Hershey, Pennsylvania, where I get a lot of my chocolate every year," says Claus. "Nothing like a Hershey Bar and a Mad Elf, I say."

This winter warmer is a little different every year, but you can typically depend on flavors that range from cherries to black licorice to Irish coffee. "Mrs. Claus and I share a bottle every year. She makes a mean fruitcake, and this stuff pairs incredibly with it."

It's a true Belgian quad, which means it isn't for those lacking in festive fortitude. "It's spicy and syrupy and the perfect thing to sip while decorating the tree," Claus says. "I even like to let it come up to room temp a bit. I feel like I can taste more of those figgy flavors."

This winter ale has a strong backbone of toffee, but isn't super-sweet and, instead, is almost cozy in nature. "You know when your suit comes out of the dryer and it's chilly and you put it on right away while it's still warm? That's what this beer tastes like."

This Colorado-based brewery makes a whole fleet of incredible beers, but there's something about particularly interesting about how this offering zigs where the rest of winter beers zag. It's an old ale, which means that its heavy on the malt flavors, but still tastes bright and fresh. "You'll want to sip this one. I swear that it tastes slightly peppery at the beginning and subtly sweet at the end," Claus says.

It pours the color of Santa suit at night. It tastes woodsy, like a hike through a pine forest. And it settles in just right, like a non-ironic sweater. "I like it with my Christmas roast," says Claus.

Here's your smooth and drinkable winter beer. "When I don't want to have to chew my way through another 12% tripel, I turn back to this old favorite," says Claus. It's bracing, in a good way, and tastes a little like rum-raisin cake.

Yes, another Scotch ale, but the style is well-suited for the season. This one gives off an aroma of baking bread and tastes milder than most&mdashbut that's a good thing. "This is your Christmas ale for when you've had a little too much Christmas," says Claus. And that's saying something coming from Santa.


10 Christmas Beers to Put a Little Cheer in Your Life

Everybody loves a good IPA except Santa Claus.

"Look, I live in the North Pole. It's cold up here all the time. I've had my fair share of IPAs over the years, and I just can't get into them," says Claus. "I need something with depth. I need something with flavors beyond dank, juicy hops. I need something that's going to warm my bones."

And you can't really argue with him. Citrusy, tropical hops don't jibe with blustery, winter weather. Christmas, especially, calls for roasted malts, baking spices, and a smooth, comforting drinking experience.

Or, as Claus puts it: "A good Christmas beer should fill your belly and satisfy your soul."

So, with the help of Kris Kringle, we put together this list of the 10 best Christmas beers of 2020. While you won't find any IPAs on this list (per Claus' demands) you will find spiced ales, winter warmers, and even an oak-aged Scotch ale.

You have the rest of the year to drink IPAs, so use this holiday season as an excuse to broaden your palate, explore the wider world of beer, and maybe even find a few beers to incorporate into your Christmas traditions for years to come.

As far as how best to enjoy them? That's entirely up to you, but Claus does recommend one default pairing for every single one of these Christmas beer: "By a crackling wood fire, with some freshly baked chocolate chip cookies."

"Some Christmas beers go too heavy on the sweets and spices," says Claus. "You have to start with a good beer and then reinforce it with the spices&mdashlike in this one."

The San Fransisco brewery starts with a traditional winter warmer style beer that's hearty yet well-rounded. Then, on the back end, you're nudged with some brown sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon. "You may not believe me," says Claus. "But this beer tastes like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer smells."

"When Rogue approached me about this beer, I was a little skeptical," Claus says. "The sample they sent me was bitter, and that's not how I typically describe myself."

But the bitterness is the pleasant kind associated with a red ale (get it?) and toasty malts help balance it out. Then, in the background, there are some pops of plums, pine, and&mdashif you're play particularly close attention&mdashchestnuts roasting on an open fire. "It's hard to believe," says Claus. "But it works."

By now it's tradition to enjoy at least one of these (but maybe no more than two, due to its 11% ABV punch, if you have something important to do) during the holiday season. "This brewery is in Hershey, Pennsylvania, where I get a lot of my chocolate every year," says Claus. "Nothing like a Hershey Bar and a Mad Elf, I say."

This winter warmer is a little different every year, but you can typically depend on flavors that range from cherries to black licorice to Irish coffee. "Mrs. Claus and I share a bottle every year. She makes a mean fruitcake, and this stuff pairs incredibly with it."

It's a true Belgian quad, which means it isn't for those lacking in festive fortitude. "It's spicy and syrupy and the perfect thing to sip while decorating the tree," Claus says. "I even like to let it come up to room temp a bit. I feel like I can taste more of those figgy flavors."

This winter ale has a strong backbone of toffee, but isn't super-sweet and, instead, is almost cozy in nature. "You know when your suit comes out of the dryer and it's chilly and you put it on right away while it's still warm? That's what this beer tastes like."

This Colorado-based brewery makes a whole fleet of incredible beers, but there's something about particularly interesting about how this offering zigs where the rest of winter beers zag. It's an old ale, which means that its heavy on the malt flavors, but still tastes bright and fresh. "You'll want to sip this one. I swear that it tastes slightly peppery at the beginning and subtly sweet at the end," Claus says.

It pours the color of Santa suit at night. It tastes woodsy, like a hike through a pine forest. And it settles in just right, like a non-ironic sweater. "I like it with my Christmas roast," says Claus.

Here's your smooth and drinkable winter beer. "When I don't want to have to chew my way through another 12% tripel, I turn back to this old favorite," says Claus. It's bracing, in a good way, and tastes a little like rum-raisin cake.

Yes, another Scotch ale, but the style is well-suited for the season. This one gives off an aroma of baking bread and tastes milder than most&mdashbut that's a good thing. "This is your Christmas ale for when you've had a little too much Christmas," says Claus. And that's saying something coming from Santa.


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