The Badass Beer Advent Calendar: December 3rd

On the third day of the Badass Beer Advent Calendar, we go to Texas for the Saint Arnold Christmas Ale.

This is another beer that made its début in 1995, just like Great Divide Hibernation, and also like the Hibernation, Saint Arnold describe it as an old ale. No need for us to go through that whole description again, but I’m beginning to wonder about 1995 and if there was something I missed that year.

They also describe the reason for its name thusly: “We named it Christmas Ale because, well, that’s the holiday most of us celebrate. Also, we didn’t see anything particularly exclusive about calling it this. And we thought naming it this would set us apart from all the namby-pamby marketing wusses that tell people not to use “Christmas”. We’re yet to see anybody not drink this beer because of its name. So there, wussies.”

And if Saint Arnold Christmas Ale is on the shelves and in the taps, that means Saint Arnold Winter Stout is only a month away! Yum.

Jim Hughes, Head Beer Nerd, Alamo South Lamar
“If I had all the money I’ve spent on drink… I’d spend it on drink.” ~            Sir Henry Rawlinson