I've mentioned a couple of times that I think the 2014 version of my X-Mas Al
e was based originally on a clone recipe I found (years ago) for Breckenridge Brewery's Christmas Ale
. I don't know where the recipe would have come from, and it may be that I imagined this memory. Of course, even if it started as a clone, I would have made significant changes to it. That is just the way I do things. I never copy recipes completely.
Even so, I knew that I would be trying a side-by-side tasting of the two beers, just to see how they compared. I've done it a few times this year, and if you follow the SheppyBrew Facebook page
, you may have seen pictures.
Until today, though, I have not gotten around to blogging about the comparison. Here we go ....
They are certainly not the same. They are both winter warmers, but I don't think anyone who tried them both would confuse the two.