12 Facts of Christmas (Ale)

'Tis the season to count our blessings, count on family and friends to gather around us, and count on great beer to enjoy all that the holidays bring. So today we share Breckenridge Brewery Christmas Ale In Numbers, starting with a most appropriate count of "25" -- the number of years we've been sharing this delicious, malty, strong ale made special for the holiday season. 

12 Facts of Christmas (Ale)

25  years we've been brewing Christmas Ale.

1993  was the first year Christmas Ale was released.

 packages in which you'll find Christmas Ale ~ 6-pack, 12-pack, 5 liter mini keg, 1 liter gift bottle.

240  gift liter bottles that were hand-labeled and numbered by our elves here at the brewery; now available for purchase at our Farm House restaurant.

7.1  ABV (alcohol by volume) ~ just enough to provide a little warmth that soothes the soul.

5600  barrels of Christmas Ale brewed this year ~ our biggest year yet!

25  days in conditioning ~ this beer's so special it warrants this luxury.

 carefully roasted malts.

 hop varieties (Chinook & Mt. Hood) which add a spiciness without adding spices.

1000  things to pair with Christmas Ale ~ roasted meat, Brie, smoked brisket, Christmas cookies, a gathering of friends...

4  seasons of InstaSweater, our annual ugly sweater coaster contest ~ This is our 4th year of InstaSweater. Look for InstaSweater coasters where Christmas Ale is served. Snap a pic donning this tacky sweater and post with #InstaSweater.

 Naughty List Untappd Badge ~ Players seeking to win badges through the app Untappd, which allows users to "Drink Socially, "can check into Breck's Christmas Ale to earn the #BreckBrewNaughtyList badge.