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Old 10-28-2009, 07:05 PM   #1
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It's about that time boys! Christmas ale hits the store shelves November 3rd. Who else is as excited as I am???

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Old 10-28-2009, 07:08 PM   #2
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I don't think I've had their Christmas Ale, so I"ll be looking out for it! They have a lot of other worthy beers in their arsenal.

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Old 11-02-2009, 04:40 PM   #3
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It's about that time boys! Christmas ale hits the store shelves November 3rd. Who else is as excited as I am???
They lowered the alcohol on it (again) from what I've been told. It's at 7.5% where as last year I think it was 9%...
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Old 11-05-2009, 03:21 PM   #4
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I can never tell whether people mean the American great lakes.

http://www.greatlakesbrewing.com/

Or the Canadian great lakes.

http://www.greatlakesbeer.com/

I assume you meant this one?

http://www.greatlakesbrewing.com/bee....php?beer_id=9

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Old 11-05-2009, 04:11 PM   #5
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Yep, that's the one everyone talks about.

So it turns out that my friend was wrong on the abv thing, go figure.
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I think GLCA has always been 7.5%.

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I think GLCA has always been 7.5%.
It actually used to be alot higher. It has a nickname here in Cleveland, "Christmas Jail". It used to only take about two pints and you were smashed. But the non-cool people complained about this so much that they lowered the alcohol content...thus ruining it for the rest of us.
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I can't wait to try it....sadly I have never seen it before. I will keep an eye out for it this year.

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It actually used to be alot higher. It has a nickname here in Cleveland, "Christmas Jail". It used to only take about two pints and you were smashed. But the non-cool people complained about this so much that they lowered the alcohol content...thus ruining it for the rest of us.
I dunno, i still black out every year after 2-3 GLCA's.
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