One of the few good things about the arrival of winter is the release of Sierra Nevada's (Chico, CA) Celebration Ale. Truly one of the best winter ales, this years model I find to be not as IPA-ish as previous years but delicately balanced with a wonderful fresh hoppy taste. Sierra Nevada has been brewing this affordable delight since 1981 and rarely disappoints. I always make sure I have a couple of cases saved for later in the year. 6.8% ABV.