First of the season.

First of the season.

CHRISTMAS ALE ICE CREAM.

CHRISTMAS ALE ICE CREAM.

Christmas Ale from the source.

Christmas Ale from the source.

Hello beautiful.

Hello beautiful.

On Monday, Great Lakes Brewing Company and Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream announced an ice cream for the holiday season: Christmas Ale Ginger Snap. The new flavor will incorporate residual Christmas Ale that’s leftover from the bottling process, as well as local honey and homemade ginger snaps. Christmas Ale Ginger Snap will be released on Nov. 1 and can be found at Mitchell’s five locations in Northeast Ohio. The cinnamon-seasoned ice cream can also be purchased for dessert and in to-go pints at Great Lake Brewery.

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Mitchell’s, Great Lakes Brewing Company announce Christmas Ale ice cream

OH SHIT.

Leftovers.

Leftovers.

splendidstuff:

Surprise!  Dave’s Christmas in July 30th birthday party worked!  And the cake from Bakery Gingham turned out perfect.  It was HUGE and delicious, as always.  

GPOYSP (Gratuitous Picture of Your Surprise Party)

Five Things:

  1. I turned 30 a few weeks ago. I kept it quiet because I’m now embarrassingly old.
  2. My 30-year streak of avoiding surprise parties ended yesterday.
  3. I have the best wife.
  4. A “Christmas in July”-themed party works best when said wife has stockpiled a healthy amount of Great Lakes Brewing Co.’s Christmas Ale, possibly the best beer there is.
  5. A Christmas Ale-themed party works best when the wife commissions a birthday cake to be made in the shape of a bottle of Christmas Ale (seriously, scroll through to that cake photo…it’s awesome).

So basically, I spent yesterday drinking my favorite beer that hasn’t been available for months, eating my favorite unhealthy foods (a few Buckeye pizzas from Adriaticos; a tray of Raising Cane’s, complete with a comical amount of Cane’s sauce; and oh yeah, that birthday cake was an unfathomably delicious red velvet), and hanging out with friends and family.

In closing, better luck next year for all those other Best Wife finalists, cause Erin’s got this contest all sewn up. 

Christmas Ale Open Letter ⇢

RE:  Christmas Ale 2010

To Our Loyal Customers,
It’s that time of year again!  Unlike in previous years (when we began brewing the beloved Christmas Ale in August), we couldn’t begin the production of this popular brew until September due to the large capital investment of improvements that required our facility to be closed this summer.  We’re happy to report that this investment has provided Great Lakes Brewing Company with increased efficiency and greater capacity to brew all of your favorite styles.  In fact, we are now shipping more Christmas Ale each week than we normally ship of our popular Dortmunder Gold Lager in a month and a half!

Nonetheless, we have made more Christmas Ale than in past years (and haven’t changed the recipe); however, due to the late start, we are releasing the beer in greater increments throughout the season instead of up front.  If your distributor ran out of Christmas Ale before Thanksgiving last year, please know that the supply of this beer will continue into December.  As with all our brews, Christmas Ale has a shelf life that prevents us from stockpiling it earlier in the season

We  review and appreciate the many comments made throughout our social media outlets, including those from customers who own or manage retail outlets.  Our distributors work diligently to allocate this exclusive brew.  With a limited supply, they understandably first sell to accounts - chains and independents alike  - that feature our entire family of beers throughout the year..  Great Lakes Brewing Company prides itself on its methodical growth and development over the past 22 years and only serves 12 states (including Washington DC) to ensure that quality, freshness and availability are not compromised.

Thank you again for your support of Great Lakes Brewing Company and our Christmas Ale, which we encourage all to enjoy responsibly.  

Merry Christmas to you all,
The Owners and Brewers of Great Lakes Brewing Company

So I guess that explains why it’s so hard to find…

Fuck yeah.

Fuck yeah.

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