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Cooking with Craft Beer: Christmas Ale Egg Nog

Posted by at 9:07 am | Category: Beer/Food Pairings & Recipes 0


Holiday spirit is in the air, there’s no denying it.  Here at Anchor, the holidays are greatly anticipated, as they mark the annual release of our ever-changing Anchor Christmas Ale. To many of us, the holidays also bring special recipes- but why stop with the food when drinks can be incorporated too? We’re excited to share with you our friend Chef Ryan Scott’s holiday egg nog recipe,  made with Anchor Christmas Ale. Happy holidays, and enjoy!

Ryan Scott’s Holiday Beer Nog
(Makes 2 quarts)



4 pasteurized eggs
½ cup light brown sugar
1 ½ cups buttermilk
1 cup cream
¼ cup Anchor Christmas Ale
½ oz brandy
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground ginger


1. Separate the egg whites and yolks. In a mixer, on low, beat sugar into the yolks until smooth.
2. Keep the mixer on and slowly add buttermilk, cream, beer, brandy and spices.
3. Separately, beat egg whites until soft peaks form and fold into the egg cream mixture.
4. Pour into glass and top with whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon.

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