You can see the gallery of this photo shoot here.
My favorite seasonal beer is Anchor Brewing's "Our Special Ale". I love the winter spices in such a dark beer, and I think Anchor does it the best. This year is not my absolute favorite (I think 1998 might have been the best year they've ever had), but it's very good. I'll crack open a selection from previous years tonight to see how they are aging -- I think I have a 1998, a 2001 and a 2004 at least.
I also got a new remote shutter release for Christmas, so I was able to take these in low, warm light. The pictures aren't as absolutely sharp as they might have been, because the exposure was over a second, but they are sharp enough considering the exposure time, and I could never have done it without the remote release.