The seasonal brew from Troegs, Mad Elf Ale, mixes pilsner, munich, and chocolate malts. The result is a ruby red colored beer, fitting of the holiday spirit, and taking cherry, chocolate, and honey hints. A knock on holiday brews being too sweet could easily apply here, but it gets favorable reviews from the smart people at Beer Advocate (B+).

Troegs Brewing Company is located in Central, PA, and has been brewing beer since 1997. Aside from the Mad Elf, five year round beers and three further seasonal brews are produced. The Mad Elf comes in a remarkable gift box, which can be had for roughly $65.

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