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Kudos Kravings: Say 'cheers' to special libations for the holidays

Granite Mountain Brewing’s winter ale, 8-Legged Horse, is named after Sleipner of Norse mythology

Granite Mountain Brewing’s winter ale, 8-Legged Horse, is named after Sleipner of Norse mythology

It's the holiday season and quite a few places are offering seasonal specials. That includes Whiskey Row and other downtown breweries. Here's a few.

Bird Cage Saloon at 160 S. Montezuma St. has a few seasonal drinks specials. Manager Brian Maize said the saloon has "the best hot drinks on Whiskey Row." This includes Stamm's Hot Buttered Rum, Spice Apple Cider and Peppermint Patties, which is made with hot chocolate and peppermint schnapps.

Prescott Brewing Company, 130 W. Gurley St., has its Christmas City Ale, made with cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and orange zest. It's served in a cinnamon sugar rimmed pint for $4.50.

Granite Mountain Brewing, 123 N. Cortez St., is about ready to start selling its winter ale, 8-Legged Horse, named after Sleipner of Norse mythology. It is 9 percent alcohol and is spiced with mulling spices, sweet orange peel and brown sugar.

For something a little fancier, Superstition Meadery at 120 W. Gurley St. is offering several special meads for the holiday season. One, Framboesa Atando, is aged six months in a 10-year tawny port barrel, is 13 percent alcohol by volume and has raspberry Belgian dark candy syrup. The Meadery also has Endovelicus, also aged six months in a 10-year tawny port barrel. It is 13 percent alcohol and contains raspberry and honey. Both are $100 a bottle, $50 per glass and $10 for a taste. Those looking for something special at the Meadery, but a bit cheaper, can try the Country Pumpkin Mead at $32 per bottle, which goes well with seasonal foods.

And those looking for a seasonal drink who don't want to fight the crowds downtown might want to head over to Prescott Crush Wine Café, 1751 Highway 69. The Café has mulled holiday red and white wines. A bottle in house is $36 per bottle and a bottle to go is $27, but there's also a special bundle of two bottles for $30.

By Jason Wheeler. Follow reporter Jason Wheeler on Twitter @PrescottWheels. Reach him at 928-445-3333 ext. 2037 or at 928-642-5277.