Holiday Hops 2021 Episode 6: St. Bernardus – Christmas Ale

St.Bernardus -Christmas Ale 75
St.Bernardus -Christmas Ale 75

Welcome back to our second week of Holiday Hops! On this fine Monday, DJ Jayson and Rhizome Productions’ Matt Leff revisit a brew that we’ve featured in past Holiday Hops segments. Now available in a can, Christmas Ale by St. Bernardus is a delicious Belgian brew. 

Christmas Ale is a Belgian quad that St. Bernardus add a variety of spices and flavors to. Upon sipping, you get an initial sweetness that’s paired with a holiday spice. There’s a hint of dark, rich dried fruit flavor as well and the carbonation is mild. It’s a big beer, coming in at 9.8% ABV. It’s newly available in 6 pack cans and was previously available in 750 milliliter bottles. 

Given the high ABV, you won’t be able to find Christmas Ale at a supermarket, but you will be able to purchase it at some of the finer beer retailers around Nashville. It’s wonderfully festive and perfect for sharing with friends and loved ones!

Looking for more suggestions? Look no further! Holiday Hops is happening now through December 17th. You can tune in right here at Lightning 100 Monday through Friday at 6:30 a.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. If you just can’t wait, you can also listen on demand at! Thanks for celebrating with us and Happy Holidays!