image sourced from Diamond Knot BrewingIt’s Fall and you know that means – Winter Ales. What? Did you think we were going to mention another Pumpkin-inspired ale or Oktoberfest lager? Nope.

In fact you shouldn’t be surprised the timing of this announcement. Oh yeah, we almost forgot – Diamond Knot Ho! Ho! Winter Ale is here!

Born out of the mind of head brewer Pat Ringe, this beer has been consistently voted his favorite over all Diamond Knot Beers.

As a fledgling homebrewer, Pat Ringe's favorite thing was to brew giant, spiced holiday ales that were almost always met with great appreciation. So Ho!Ho! became his baby. He nurtured the recipe, raised it and made others love it. There aren't any spices in this one, just malt, yeast, hops and water. And trust us, this beer will love you back.

Brewery Description

This beer kind of defies being stuffed conveniently into an recognized beer category: it’s big, dark, malty, hoppy and will seriously warm your cockles!  Enjoy it while it’s around: October through January 1. You think waiting for next Christmas is tough. Waiting another year for Ho!Ho! is even worse.

  • O.G.: 17 ° Plato; 1.068
  • IBUs: 40 ABV: 8.5%
  • MALTS: 2-row Pale, Vienna, Wheat, Weyermann CaraRed
  • HOPS: Chinook, Galena, Cascade, Simcoe

Look for Diamond Knot Ho! Ho! Winter Ale wherever you see bottles of Industrial IPA, Brown, or other Diamond Knot beers. As with anything if it’s not available in your grocery store ask the clerk to get some!


About Diamond Knot Craft Brewing

Diamond Knot Craft Brewing has been handcrafting ales since 1994 in Mukilteo, Wash. Using a buy local, hire local and support local philosophy, Diamond Knot has been able to meet and exceed the local and brewery communities' expectations by continuously growing, while meeting their mission to provide exceptional craft beer, food and lively experiences. Best known for its flagship IPA, Diamond Knot has also become a favorite third place with locations on the Mukilteo waterfront, Camano Island and (soon) Mountlake Terrace. For info, go to

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