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Christmas Ale

A festive delight, this traditional barley wine exudes biscuity malts and rich vinous fruits, all balanced by a strong hop bitterness.

Warm the soul with this award-winning beer which embodies the essence of Christmas spirit. 

ALC 7.5% VOL
Available December
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CHRISTMAS PUDDING, WINE
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ALCOHOL, FRUITCAKE, FULL-BODIED, SWEET, WARMING
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AWARDS

WBA 2018: Gold | BBI 2018: Silver | IBC 2017: Country Winner | BBI 2014: Gold | BBI 2013: Best Strong Beer Winner | WBA 2012: World’s Best Dark Barley Wine | BBI 2012: Gold | WBA 2012: Europe’s Best Barley Wine | WBA 2008: World's Top 50 beers | BBI 2000: Silver | GBBF 1992: Silver. More Awards...

ABOUT

Christmas Ale’s popularity made it difficult to restrict its availability to just the Festive Season. Fortunately, the high alcohol level enables us to brew enough to last most of the year so enthusiasts can be kept happy all year round. 
 

ORIGIN

Recipient of Finland’s Olutseura Olviretki award for ‘excellently’ fulfilling “The Christmas Beer Regulation” described in Aleksis Kivi’s novel ‘Seven Brothers’.

IN THE SHOP

Christmas Ale is available throughout the year in our Brewery Shop in 275ml bottles.
Christmas Ale 275ml
Christmas Ale 275ml
Kiss 275ml

Food Pairing

Harvey’s Christmas Ale and Stilton

There’s a flavour explosion when you put together the rich roasted malt of barley wine and classic Stilton. Fireworks go off inside your head, your taste buds give a rapturous applause and your eyelids involuntarily close in sublime happiness.

Visit your favourite cheesemonger and gather together a medley of local blue cheeses to try alongside Harvey’s Christmas Ale. Or try an onion and beetroot tarte tatin and sip at intervals. 

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FIND HARVEY'S BEERS NEAR YOU

Our 45 pubs are spread over South East England, with three establishments in London (in Borough, Clapham, and Wandsworth).

You can, of course, find a pint of Harvey's in many other pubs and venues in the area.

Harvey's pub finder is populated with Harvey's pubs and verified stockists. We recommend contacting establishments directly prior to visiting to make sure your favourite beer is ready and available.

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