Following in the footsteps of many other great breweries, we like to whip up a big ol' batch of somethin' special for the holidays. And since these cold New England winters are made for hunkerin' down to sip and savor something strong and soulful, we just so happen to be partial to Imperial Stouts for our Christmas beers. No two are alike, and that's intentional, since no two Christmases are alike. We like to say we brew a unique beer to suit each unique year, but the reality may lie closer to us brewing whatever the hell we feel like (which does, in a way, reflect the circumstances of the current year I guess).
We've talked a little about this year's Christmas beer before, but never bothered to mention what it was - and this year it's an ass-kickin' slap-you-in-the-face imperial stout, no frills about it. It ain't nothin' fancy, but it's big and it's bold and it certainly has some strong opinions: