West Sixth Brewing Company will release its West Sixth Christmas Ale on Dec. 2, and the canning begins tomorrow. Yep, Christmas Ale in cans. I do love West Sixth.
Anyway, here’s the announcement, which speaks for itself:
We’ve got some exciting news today, and we wanted you to be the first to know: We’re releasing our first ever seasonal beer in a can – the West Sixth Christmas Ale!
This beer is a dark spiced ale with the aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg. Weighing it a 9% ABV, it has a nice backbone that will hold up to the chilliest of nights. This is our slightly darker taste on a holiday beer, and will be perfect for evenings by the fire!
We’re canning the beer tomorrow, and will be releasing the beer at 3pm on December 2nd at the taproom (the Monday after Thanksgiving). It will also be available in limited quantities at retailers throughout Kentucky. We’re only going to make 500-600 total cases of this beer, so we expect it to sell out quickly! It will also be available on draft in the taproom starting that day.
This is our first time ever doing a seasonal in cans — it’s also the first Christmas Ale canned and distributed in Kentucky. Because of the challenges with doing small runs of cans, we’ve had to figure out a different sort of process to label the cans and can the beer. It’s been a fun adventure and we can’t wait to share the results with you.
-Ben, Brady, Joe and Robin
Your friends at West Sixth