This is the forty-fifth annual “Our Special Ale” from the brewers at Anchor. This
Ale, made with natural flavors, is sold only from early November to mid-January.
Its recipe and hand-drawn tree change every year, but the intent with which
we offer it remains the same: joy and celebration of the newness of life. Since
ancient times, trees have symbolized the winter solstice when the earth, with
its seasons, appears born anew. This year’s tree is a western arborvitae (tree of
life), an evergreen conifer native to Northern California.