The 2186th Daily Growler of Ever!!

It’s that time of year—Christmas Beer is here!

Great Lakes Christmas Ale $13/growler

The tradition of holiday brews has its origins in the Middle Ages when spices were commonly used instead of hops to add flavor and medicinal qualities to beer. The style re-emerged in the early 1900s in the northern countries of Western Europe when local brewers began creating specialty holiday brews for their favored patrons. Today, most breweries make their holiday beers darker and morepotent and often add spices like ginger and cinnamon for a more pronounced holiday flavor