For centuries, the traditional European brewery standard is to release an exclusive draught during the holidays.
Traditionally, these beers are darker, a bit heavier in malt and alcohol, and spiced with your standard holiday seasonings. They’re a far cry from the gingerbread, white chocolate, rum barrel-aged, hay imported from Bethlehem sort of holiday special beers you find in the US nowadays.
Being decidedly European in styles and feel, Boca Raton’s Barrel of Monks created a holiday beer of their own, one which is getting a release in the area in their trademark champagne bottles. It’s a delightful little number by the name of Father Christmas (Quadrupel, 10% ABV).