There are too many craft beers to choose from, even when narrowing the choices down to just this season’s beers. So it’s a complicated yet still welcome dilemma to face: What beer to take to a holiday party?
One cool thing about beer is that it's so seasonal. Brewers can make a new batch anytime they want and tailor its flavors and styles to the season. Winter beers and Christmas ales have long been a favorite among both brewers and drinkers. And here in the Bay Area we have more than our fair share of choices. Here's a four of my faves, each in a different style: