Here is what Merchant du Vin is highlighting this holiday season (pdf), per an email from the importer…
-Samuel Smith’s Winter Welcome Ale: the first imported winter seasonal (1990); ’12-’13 label has rugby players.
-Samuel Smith’s Gift Box: the “Selection Box” has Oatmeal stout, Nut Brown Ale, India Ale, and a brewery glass – and a sharp new blue box this year.
-Lindemans Gift Box: a bottle each of Framboise (raspberry) lambic and Pomme (apple) lambic, with a brewery glass in a full-color die-cut box.
-Ayinger Weizenbock: Bavarian hefe-weizen magnified & amplified. Strong, aromatic, superb.