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SweetWater's holiday brew named to nation's top 10

6:42 PM, Dec 9, 2013   |    comments
SweetWater's 2013 edition of its Festive Ale rolling off the production line (SweetWater)
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ATLANTA -- SweetWater's annual holiday brew has been named to BeerInfo's list of the top ten Christmas beers in the nation for this year.

SweetWater Festive Ale is a flavorful holiday beer, spiced with cinnamon and mace to get the holiday spirit in high gear.

BeerInfo describes it as a "strong ale brewed with generous amounts of rich malt, coupled with a taint of cinnamon and mace to keep you warm and toasted all winter long."

The limited-run brew is on sale in 6-packs at local stores, and will around through the remainder of the holiday season.

BeerInfo's annual list looks at craft and microbrews from across the nation. A number of the beers they have included in their list are available at retailers across Metro Atlanta.

The entire list:

  • Silent Night (Mother Earth Brewing, Kingston, NC)
  • Great Lakes Christmas Ale (Great Lakes Brewing, Cleveland)
  • Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale (Sierra Nevada Brewing, Chico, CA)
  • SweetWater Festive Ale (Sweetwater Brewing, Atlanta)
  • Alpha Klaus (Three Floyds Brewing, Munster, IN)
  • 6th Day Brown Ale (Goose Island Beer Company, Chicago)
  • Tröegs Mad Elf Ale (Tröegs Brewing, Hershey, PA)
  • Santa's Private Reserve (Rogue Ales, Newport, OR)
  • Fireside Chat Winter Spiced Ale (21st Amendment Brewery, San Francisco)
  • Anderson Valley Winter Solstice (Anderson Valley Brewing,
    Boonville, CA)

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