This one goes out to my coworker, Chad. Chad is a bit of a Christmas-aholic. He decorates for Christmas on Halloween. We tease about it a bit on Slack, but he always retorts with ever more Christmas cheer.
Well, Chad, I found my Christmas spirit for 2015. It comes in the form of my favorite winter warmer, the West Sixth Brewing Company Christmas Ale. I love the cardamom and nutmeg that gives this malty brew an earthy taste without relying on more mass-appeal flavors like chocolate. Though West Sixth’s Cocoa Porter is pretty well done too.
It’s not an entirely rare find, but the supplies here in Louisville do seem to run out quickly. I always grab a six pack the second I see one – and apparently this year that means beginning of November. If we’re drinking Christmas Ale, it must be Christmastime. Ho ho ho.