Dating back to 1975, Anchor Brewing’s Christmas Ale arrives in mid-November and disappears by early January every year. Though consistent in style, the recipes and labels change annually. Regarding the latter, artist Jim Stitt chooses a new seasonal tree to hand-draw.
It doesn’t have to be a radical change. For many years the beer is tweaked. Some ingredients are the same but the amounts and the character change. All they promise is that it is significantly different from the previous year.