Barrel Aged Christmas Ale Release

Hark! A Yuletide favorite has gotten the bourbon barrel treatment to make this July extra jolly. In celebration of Christmas Ale in July, Barrel Aged Christmas Ale will come down the chimney in 22 oz. Bottles and be released at the GLBC gift shop on Sunday, July 11 and throughout our distribution footprint beginning Monday, July 12.

Aged in bourbon barrels for over 6 months, our beloved Christmas Ale is now as naughty as it is nice. Holiday spices and sweet honey are wrapped up with notes of wood and vanilla, adding depth that’ll keep you a-wassailin’ all summer long. Do not open until Christmas? Well, maybe, but this brew will bring good tidings fresh from the bottle or after some time in the cellar.

Release details below…

THE BOTTLE
Barrel Aged Christmas Ale will be presented in a beautiful screen-printed 22 oz. bottle. Limited quantities available at the GLBC Gift Shop and at select locations throughout our distribution footprint.

THE BEER
Flavor: A holiday ale brewed with cinnamon, ginger, and honey, aged in Buffalo Trace Bourbon barrels.
ABV: 8.2%
IBU: 30
Pairs with: Roast duck, spiced desserts, and ugly Christmas sweaters.

GIFT SHOP RELEASE
Date: Sunday, July 11, 2021
Time: Gift Shop opens at 12PM
Bottle cost: $13.99

Barrel Aged Christmas Ale will be on tap in the brewpub on Thursday, July 22. (Sorry, no growler or crowler fills).

MARKET RELEASE
Barrel Aged Christmas Ale will be available in 22 oz. Bottles throughout our distribution footprint beginning Monday, July 12. 

CHRISTMAS ALE IN JULY DETAILS
It’s going to be a very jolly July! Don’t miss the inaugural Christmas Ale in July celebration at Progressive Field, our annual Christmas Ale in July brewpub party, and special events throughout Ohio. See all of our Christmas Ale in July plans here.

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Questions? Email GLBCinfo@greatlakesbrewing.com for more information.