Anchor Brewing Co out of San Francisco Ca. has been making their Merry Christmas Ale for 35 years now and it changes a bit every year. 5.5% abv dark roasted malts and some holiday spices. This is probably the first holiday ale to hit the market since prohibition. Anchor Brewing has played a big roll in the progression of craft beer with their flagship steam Beer. Fritz Maytag took over a deteriorating brewery in the late 60′s and made it into a beer power house paving the way for many breweries of the new era.
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