The Christmas season brings lots of special products for the beer lover on your Christmas list. A couple of years ago, I started to sample some of the many Christmas beers and ales that are on the market at this time of year. Last year's big favorite at my home was Sierra Nevada's Celebration Ale.

Saturday night, I was shopping in a Wal-Mart in Fredericksburg, Virginia and found a Christmas beer I had never seen nor tried before: Shiner Holiday Cheer from Texas. I immediately grabbed a six-pack and put it in my cart. I brought it home and am waiting until next week when my brother-in-law (a Texas native) visits for the Holidays. I can't wait to try this one!