Big Rock


December 10, 2018

12 Beers of Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the beer! We’re counting down 12 beers of Christmas to help get you in the holiday spirit and provide some gift-giving inspiration for the beer-lover in your life. We’ll be updating this page every day until December 22nd, the last day you’ll be able to shop at our retail locations before the holidays.

1. Winter Spice Ale

Whether you prefer it in our festive tall can format or in a 6-pack of bottles, this warming winter brew is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at your holiday gatherings.


2. Traditional Ale

You know if Santa was a beer he would totally be Trad. A recipe unchanged since our founding in 1985, it’ll be a perfect addition to your holiday traditions.


3. Warthog

Another Big Rock favourite that had its 25th birthday this year! Enjoy our English-style mild ale alongside some Christmas treats or while popping a Christmas cracker.



4. Grasshopper

Always a fan-favourite, Grasshopper is the perfect addition to any Christmas gathering. Plus, you’ll even get a fancy new deck of cards in specially marked boxes to help get the party started!


5. Session IPA

Here to make sure you have a hoppy holiday season, our Session IPA pours a delightful golden amber with a mild hop bite, so you can keep enjoying them all day long.


6. Midnight Rhapsody

This midnight is anything but clear, with delicious roasted malt flavours, and notes of cherry, black currant, and raspberry. A way better choice than fruit cake for dessert…


7. Citradelic

Sure, we usually think of Christmas beers as being dark, spicy, and maybe a little mysterious. But that’s not always the case! The repeated heavy dosing and dry hopping in our Citradelic packs a punch of tropical and citrus flavours, sure to brighten your Christmas brunch!


8. Czech Style Pilsner

Our award-winning Czech Style Pilsner makes for a very meowy Christmas! Soft and a little bit bitter (like our feline friends sometimes…) it’s sure to quench your thirst anytime over the holiday season.


9. Scottish Heavy Ale

This one’s for those who like things a little bit richer at Christmas time. A style born in the rugged highlands of Scotland, our Scottish Heavy Ale has complex flavours of toffee, vanilla, and peat. A true belly-warmer, perfect for the scotch-lover in your life.


10. Rock Creek Cider

We know not everyone’s a beer drinker (weird, right?) but with four delicious flavours of Rock Creek Cider: Apple, Pear, Peach, and Strawberry Rhubarb, you can’t go wrong. Grab a couple tall cans of a favourite, or a variety pack for those who like a little choice in their life.


11. Barn Burner Variety Pack

Variety is the spice of life, right? Share this one throughout the holidays. Or keep it to yourself. Merry Christmas ya filthy animals!


12. Alberta Genuine Draft – AGD

Great quantity, great quality. 15 AGDs all natural with no additives, you can’t go wrong with this batch brewed pure malt beer. Who knows, maybe they’ll even share with you…