Kiley’s Holiday Beer Picks


It’s our favorite season of the year, THE HOLIDAYS. Kiley, our craft beer expert, picked five beers to complement your holiday flavors this season:

Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale


Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is a pioneer of making seasonal beers. This fresh hop American-style IPA is full of holiday spirit but isn’t overdone. It’s famous for its intense citrus and pine aromas.

Lagunitas Brown Shugga’ Ale


This 9.9 ABV is a big beer that’s only released once a year so don’t miss it! This ale has the aroma of sweet brown sugar and a bit of pine. Pair this beer with any Holiday treats made with pumpkin pie spices.

Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout


This Cappuccino Stout is an American Double / Imperial Stout style beer. Each batch is brewed with boatloads of roasted coffee. This is one of the few beers that’s actually meant to age—get this beer now and save it for Christmas or New Year’s.  Lagunitas released a very limited quantity, so get it while you still can. If you can’t find it at your local Mollie Stone’s, just text Kiley the Craft  Beer Expert at 650-619-3180, and he’ll help you track it down from one of our other stores.

These 3 seasonal beers are available in limited quantities only for the Holidays or until they sell out. 


Founders Breakfast Stout


For the first time ever, Founders has finally made it to California all the way from Michigan and Mollie Stone’s is carrying it! For all you coffee lovers, this stout is brewed with an abundance of flaked oats, bitter, imported chocolates and two types of coffee. Its intense fresh-roasted java nose topped with a frothy, cinnamon colored head just defines a Winter beer.

Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout


Old Rasputin is a classic Russian Imperial Stout brewed in the same tradition of 18th century English brewers who supplied the Russian court. This rich, intense brew tastes of roasted coffee, chocolate with dark fruity notes. It’s creamy, full bodied and perfect to enjoy with pumpkin pie and whipped cream.