Around Cleveland, seasonal beers fly off the shelves faster than Tickle-Me-Elmo toys and the latest Apple products. So, when the weather outside gets a little frightful, pour a glass of one of these popular, locally-produced holiday ales for a drink that is truly delightful.
Brewed with honey, the highly-sought after Great Lakes Brewing Company Christmas Ale gets its spicy flavor from ginger and cinnamon. Great Lakes’ Christmas Ale has reached an almost cult-like status with local stores selling out long before Christmastime. Quite frankly, it would be considered blasphemy if a born-and-bred Clevelander didn’t indulge in one this season.MORE ›
In the spirit of Seinfield, the Market Garden Brewery's Festivus Ale is a smooth holiday ale containing cinnamon, ginger and allspice spices with a malty, elegant finish. Enjoy a fresh pint at the Ohio City restaurant. MORE ›
Not only does Akron's Fat Head's Brewery bring us a seasonal delight, Hoppy Holidays, but they also offer a post-holiday beer called Pimp My Sleigh, which is a Belgian-style Christmas ale with flavors of fruit, raisins, figs, anise and spicy phenols. MORE ›
The defining factor of Buckeye Brewing's holiday hit, the Ho Ho Ho Magic Dubel is not the spices, but rather the Belgian yeast resulting in a Belgian-style Dubbel Ale with roasted malts and dark candi sugar. MORE ›
Take a bite out of the cold with Strongsville Brew Kettle's Winter Warmer, a Christmas Ale packed with the spices of the holidays such as cinnamon, ginger, orange and lemon peels, and a sleigh load of honey. MORE ›
The Ripper Christmas Ale, created by Madison's Cellar Rats Brewery, is an old English style ale with a mahogany color to it, created by handfuls of Chinook hops and spiced with chicory root and cinnamon. MORE ›
Indigo Imp, an independent, family-owned and operated microbrewery located in Tyler Village in Cleveland, brings a winter seasonal to warm the chilly months. Available at various bars and specialty shops throughout Northeast Ohio, don’t miss the full-bodied holiday flavor of Winter Soul. MORE ›
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