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Holiday Beer Nog Recipe with Anchor Christmas Ale

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If you love a good boozy egg nog around the holidays like I d,o then you’re in for a treat. Top Chef contestant and acclaimed chef Ryan Scott has a recipe for making your own egg nog with Anchor Brewing’s classic Christmas Ale.


Chef 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 2017 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.



Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding. Contact: [email protected]

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