2009 Goose Island Christmas Ale....$5.99 / 22oz
Every year to celebrate the holiday season, we brew up our Christmas Ale, and with each year we change the recipe slightly so that you have something special to look forward to. Traditionally, our Christmas Ale is a complex brown ale that develops well in the bottle for up to five years.
Tides and Tidings of Goodwill:
It has been the tradition at Goose Island to change the recipe of our Christmas Ale so that each year we can share a newly brewed gift with our friends and community. Starting in 2009, we've decided to extend the tradition of giving with a gift to a Chicago charity that helps to spread holiday cheer. We are donating a portion of the profits from this year's Christmas Ale to the Chicago Christmas Ship. Each year the ship sails from the shores of Michigan to Chicago with a hull of Christmas trees to be given to many disadvantaged families in Chicago. This year by raising a glass to toast the holidays with your friends and family, you can help us raise a tree – and the spirits – of another Chicago family.
Learn more about the Chicago's Christmas Ship at http://www.christmasship.org/
Recipe Information:Style: Brown Ale
Alcohol by Volume: 5.7
International Bitterness Units: Change year to year
Hops: Change year to year
Malt: Pale, Extra Special Briess, Dark
Serving Suggestions:Preferred Glass: Nonic
Preferred Serving Temperature: 40º
Food Pairings: Ham, Turkey, Lamb
Cheese Pairings: Aged Gouda, Dry Jack
Cellaring Notes: Develops in the bottle for up to 5 years