Thanksgiving is still two and a half weeks away, but you can drink Upslope Brewing Company’s Christmas Ale now.
First canned in 2012, the Boulder, Colo.-based brewery’s annual release comes in at 8.2 percent ABV and 25 IBUs. The ale is based off of a Belgian-style dubbel recipe, blended with a mix of holiday spices and fermented with Abbey Ale yeast.
“When I think of our Christmas Ale, I’m taken back to my homebrew days when I would tote a couple of bomber bottles of this recipe into my friends’ holiday parties. It was my offering to the season – something that I created and wanted to share,” said Matt Cutter, Upslope’s founder. “Since then, our brewers have perfected this warming, Abbey-style ale brewed with holiday spices that we share with fans each season.”
The holiday release joins four other beers in Upslope’s Limited Edition series: Belgian-Style Pale Ale, Thai-Style White IPA, Pumpkin Ale and Foreign-Style Stout.
Christmas Ale is sold in four-packs of “festive” 16-ounce cans, and is distributed in Arizona, Colorado, Texas and Wyoming.