Which Great Lakes Seasonal Are You?

Last week we shared a guide to pairing your favorite GLBC beers with festive holiday fare. But which of these beers pairs best with your personality? We put together a little quiz to help you determine your seasonal soul mate. Record your answer to each question, then scroll down for the results.

YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THE HOLIDAYS IS:

A. All the things! Sledding, cookies, presents, snow, reindeer, candy canes. I can’t pick just one!
B. Using the weather as an excuse to stay in and enjoy a book and some peace and quiet by the fire.
C. Reuniting with family and friends and revisiting our traditions. Anything that kindles that warm fuzzy feeling inside.
 

YOUR GO-TO HOLIDAY FOOD IS:

A. Something sweet. Christmas cookies, custards, candy canes, chocolates. I can’t help myself!
B. Something hearty. Steak, stews, roasted meat, crusty breads. I like my food rich and savory.
C. A little of each. It’s hard for me to choose, so I keep things pretty balanced.


YOUR GIFT SHOPPING STRATEGY IS:

A. I go a little overboard! I start early and I love going out of my way to find the perfect gift for everybody. Even the pets get presents!
B. I buy everything online, camped out in the comfort of my home. Easy, stress-free, and I don’t have to deal with weather or annoying crowds. It’s a civilized affair.
C. I love shopping local at holiday pop-ups and Christmas markets. The atmosphere is great, and it's easy to find something unique that way.

 

HOW DO YOU DECORATE FOR THE HOLIDAYS?

A. What, you mean you can't see my giant light-up Santa from way over there? I'll worry about the electricity bill after New Year’s.
B. A few candles and a fully stocked beer cellar—gotta get through the season somehow!
C. I’ve inherited some classic ornaments and decorations. I like my house to feel lived-in and nostalgic.

 

WHAT'S YOUR MUST-WATCH HOLIDAY SPECIAL?

A. Elf! A feel-good story about a real holiday hero. Buddy the Elf is my people.
B. Scrooge (1951). Alastair Sim is the definitive Ebenezer Scrooge. 
C. A Charlie Brown Christmas. I grew up with it. Great music, and it’s deceptively complex for a kids special.


HOW ABOUT YOUR FAVORITE CHRISTMAS SONG?

A. “We Need a Little Christmas” by Johnny Mathis. It truly captures the excitement of the season.
B. “If We Make it Through December” by Merle Haggard. What? It’s a good song!  
C. “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” by Judy Garland. Sweet and sad, tried and true.


 

Mostly A’s: You’re Christmas Ale!
Convivial and spirited, you celebrate Christmas like it’s your job (are you an elf in disguise?). You’re a generous gift giver, the life of your office holiday party, and you don’t even mind the snow. Every year around Thanksgiving you’re unpacking the ornaments and looking for new ways to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. Your holiday pairs perfectly with Christmas Ale’s festive honey, ginger, and cinnamon flavors.

Mostly B’s: You’re Blackout Stout!
It’s not that you’re over the holidays—you just prefer using the season as a time for reflection. When the snow starts to fall, you’ll be huddled up by the fireplace with a good book or movie, unplugging for the night, and taking some time to appreciate the quiet moments winter brings. Your cellar’s stocked with special treats to get you through the cold months—and the sometimes stressful holiday gatherings you’re invited to. Your holiday pairs perfectly with Blackout Stout’s bold, bittersweet flavors.

Mostly C’s: You’re Ohio City Oatmeal Stout!
You’re sensitive and creative, and the holidays are a time to celebrate the traditions and people that mean the most to you. You’re the one in charge of the family gift exchange, and you’re the first to sign up for your office’s toy collection. Your holiday season is a perfect balance of peaceful reflection and lively celebration. You look forward to the first snowfall because it reminds you to appreciate the warm feeling the season inspires. Your holiday pairs perfectly with Ohio City Oatmeal Stout’s dark and roasty—yet light and refreshing—flavors.