This years batch of Great Lakes Christmas Ale sucks again. Like, massively sucks. Carbonation isn’t right, and the spices aren’t even close. They’ve swung from the undrinkable ‘NOTHING BUT SPICE’ batch to a batch that has absolutely no flavor at all. Also, there’s basically no alcohol content. It was like drinking a Bud Lite.

Hoppin’ Frog Frosted Frog this year is also, I’m sorry to report, a bit of a bad batch as well. The bomber I got poured very cloudy. Flavor wasn’t bad, but it just tasted... off. Alcohol content was... eh... it was middling.

Do yourself a favor and buy a six pack of Thirsty Dog 12 Dogs of Christmas (slightly less spicy than last year, but in the right way.)

Also, Old Choco is in season. Reminder: if it’s the last case, I will fight you for it.