The Most Wonderful Time of the BEER!

It’s the most wonderful time of the beer in Cleveland! Holiday beers have taken off in popularity and most of the Cleveland craft breweries offer a festive seasonal brew to enjoy. As the popularity of holiday ales has grown, so has the creativity in both taste and name.

Here’s a round-up of Cleveland’s local holiday beers and where you can find them:

Brewery: Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Beer: Christmas Ale, the granddaddy of Cleveland Christmas beers, flavored with holiday spices and honey

Where you can find it: Brewpub and retail

 

BreweryMarket Garden Brewery

Beer: Festivus Ale is a holiday ale for the rest of us, that is smooth and spicy with caramelized wort, brown sugar, nutmeg, and ginger

Where you can find it: Brewpub and retail

 

Brewery: Platform Beer Co.

Beer: Esther Belgian Christmas Ale, for when you like your holiday ale with a Belgian accent

Where you can find it: Brewpub and retail

 

 

Brewery: Thirsty Dog Brewing Co.

Beer: Twelve Dogs of Christmas Ale, a classic holiday brew with honey, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg

Where you can find it: Brewpub and retail

 

Source: facebook.com/FatHeadsCLE


Brewery:
Fat Heads Brewery

Beer: Holly Jolly Christmas Ale and Pimp My Sleigh Belgian-Style Christmas Ale for double the holiday trouble

Where you can find it: Brewpub and retail

 

Source: facebook.com/pg/SaucyBrewWorksCLE/


Brewery:
Saucy Brew Works

Beer: Three Ho’s Amber Ale with Spices, with “Cleveland-style” spices (and because that’s what Santa says)

Where you can find it: Brewpub and retail

 

Source: facebook.com/collisionbrew


Brewery:
Collision Bend Brewing Co.

Beer: Eight Crazy Nights Winter Ale, because Christmas is not the only holiday in December

Where you can find it: Brewpub and retail

 

Source: facebook.com/siblingrevelrybrewing


Brewery:
Sibling Revelry Brewing

Beer: Pecan Brown Ale, a sweet and nutty beer brewed with candied pecans, brown sugar, and milk sugar

Where you can find it: Brewpub and retail

 

Source: facebook.com/pg/WilloughbyBrewingCo/

Brewery: Willoughby Brewing Co.

Beer: Wenceslas Spiced Ale, a strong brown ale with spices to warm you up to look out on the Feast of Stephen

Where you can find it: Brewpub

Whatever you’re drinking this holiday season, drink responsibly and drink locally!

Jen Rome
Jen Rome

Jen Rome is the author of Why CLE?, a lifestyle blog that is continually providing readers with new answers to why living in Cleveland is so wonderful.

Jen is a born and raise Clevelander who has lived in Washington, DC and Denver, Colorado, but always come back home by choice, not by chance.