Merry Christmas to ME

15 Dec


A quick stroll into Oliver’s Brew Crew here in Albany led to my jaw dropping to the floor, followed by wide eyes and most likely a skip or two.  There in front of me was the holiday beer display.  What my eyes focused on amongst the plethora of red, green, malt and hops was Anchor’s Christmas Ale” Magnum.

$17 for a bottle of beer that has few rivals in size.  This guy could be the mutant cousin of a normal-sized wine bottle.  I’m serious, a person could rob a bank with a bottle like this.

I haven’t opened it yet as I am waiting for a time that I am doing something festive for the holidays.  As soon as I try it I will make it the beer of the day and let you know what I thought.


2 Responses to “Merry Christmas to ME”

  1. Sam December 15, 2010 at 1:55 pm #

    it’s too bad you didn’t buy a beer from Maine, then “merry christmas to ME” would have had two meanings. how does the size compare to a “big” ommegang?

    • theartistsquaff December 16, 2010 at 12:32 pm #

      The big Ommegang bottles are fairly comparable to regular sized wine bottles. Magnum’s bottle is both wider and taller than Ommegang’s.

      Magnum hold’s: 1 Qt. 1 Pt. & 2.7 Fl. Oz. [50.7 Fl. Oz of Beer total.]

      Ommegang bottles hold: 1 Pt. & 9.4 Fl. Oz. [35.4 Fl. Oz. of Beer total.]

      OR: Magnum holds roughly 30% more beer than the large Ommegang bottles. I hope that this has been helpful.

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