8 Great Holiday Beers
Jonathan Moxey from Serious Eats reveals his favorite holiday beers. Among his top picks: Karl Strauss' Two Tortugas Holiday Quadruple Ale.
We all have holiday traditions. Every December I watch Die Hard and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, spend hours driving across Missouri to visit family and friends, and then spend many more hours sharing big Christmas beers with said family and friends. I've tried countless bottles over the years, but I always come back to my favorites. Most don't stray far from the big Belgian-style beers I enjoy during the other 11 months of the year. Subtle levels of spices usually set them apart, and "subtle" is the key word. (If a beer approaches mulled territory, I'll stick to eggnog.)