‘Tis the Season to Share Craft Beer

CraftBeer.com Brings Holiday Spirit with Winter Seasonals

BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–It’s the most wonderful time of the year—for craft beer! Winter
seasonals are ideal for sharing with family and friends, and provide the
perfect complement to your holiday meal. To celebrate the season, CraftBeer.com—the
(BA) website for beer lovers—has compiled a list of
seasonal craft beers from small and independent craft brewers.

“Winter seasonals are a beautiful way to add warmth to your holiday
gatherings,” said Julia Herz, publisher of CraftBeer.com and Brewers
Association craft beer program director. “The bolder tastes of winter
seasonals add new meaning to holiday joy and another dimension to the
holiday table.”

Last year, in the 13 weeks of winter ending February 22, 2015, seasonals
grew 5.2 percent by volume and 8.3 percent in dollar sales based on IRI
scan data. During that 13-week period, they represented 15.8 percent of
total craft sales, which was the second largest style category share
behind India Pale Ales.

The varieties of flavors found in this year’s winter seasonals include
everything from oatmeal and coffee, to cinnamon and pecan. Check out
some of the cheer-filled offerings below for ideas on how you can
celebrate this holiday season:

  • Ale Asylum | Mercy | Madison, WI
  • Avery Brewing Co. | Old Jubilation Ale | Boulder, CO
  • Avondale Brewing Co. | No Joka Mocha Stout | Birmingham, AL
  • Brewery Vivant | Wizard Burial Ground | Grand Rapids, MI
  • Barrel of Monks Brewing | Father Christmas | Boca Raton, FL
  • Church Street Brewing Co. | Pontificator Doppelbock | Itasca, IL
  • Deschutes Brewery | Jubelale | Bend, OR
  • Heavy Seas Beer | Winter Storm | Halethorpe, MD
  • High Water Brewing Co. | Sugaree Maple Bourbon Pecan Pie |
    Chico, CA
  • Hoppin’ Frog Brewery | Barrel Aged Frosted Frog Christmas Ale |
    Akron, OH
  • Karbach Brewing Co. | Yule Shoot Your Eye Out | Houston, TX
  • Kokopelli Beer Co. | Snowball Express | Westminster, CO
  • MadTree Brewing Co. | Thundersnow | Cincinnati, OH
  • Market Garden Brewery | Festivus Holiday Ale | Cleveland, OH
  • Port Brewing Co. | Santa’s Little Helper | San Marcos, CA
  • Rogue Ales and Spirits | Yellow Snow IPA | Ashland, OR
  • Shmaltz Brewing Co. | Hanukkah, Chanukah: Pass The Beer |
    Clifton Park, NY
  • Silver City Brewery | Old Scrooge Christmas Ale | Bremerton, WA
  • Sunken City Brewing Co. | Tartan Tent | Hardy, VA
  • Terrapin Beer Co. | Wake-n-Bake | Athens, GA

“As our stoves turn to roasts, braises and heavier sauces, our palates
turn to deeper, darker, barrel-aged beers. These pairings mingle with
the rich flavors, cut through the dense, palate-coating meats, and
inspire notes of spice and rewarding finishes,” said Adam Dulye,
executive chef, Brewers Association.

See CraftBeer.com’s Craft
Beer Winter Seasonals 2015
or an expanded list of the Brewers
Association member breweries’ seasonal craft beer selections and
descriptions. To round out your winter craft beer experience, consider a
tour of your local independent brewery.

To find out more about holiday beer and food pairings, visit the food
section of craftbeer.com. Download CraftBeer.com’s
Beer & Food Pairing Guide

About the Brewers Association

The Brewers Association is the not-for-profit trade association
dedicated to small
and independent 
American brewers, their beers and the community
of brewing enthusiasts. The Brewers Association (BA) represents more
than 70 percent of the brewing industry, and its members make more than
99 percent of the beer brewed in the U.S. The BA organizes events
including the World
Beer Cup®
American Beer Festival®
Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America®
An American Craft Beer & Food Experience
National Homebrewers Conference
, National
Homebrew Competition
 and American
Craft Beer Week
®. The BA publishes The
New Brewer
magazine and its Brewers
 division is the largest publisher of contemporary and
relevant brewing literature for today’s craft brewers and homebrewers.

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Secretary of Labor.


On behalf of the Brewers Association
Abby Berman,