Fantôme de Noël

Fantôme de Noël (Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times)

Where to find them

* Allagash Fluxus 2009 (U.S.) is available at Colorado Wine Co. in Eagle Rock, (323) 478-1985; and K&L Wine Merchants, Hollywood, (323) 464-9463, www.klwines.com. About $17.99 for a 750-milliliter bottle.

* Anchor Steam Seasonal Ale (U.S.) is widely available, including at area Bristol Farms Markets, bristolfarms.com; and area Beverages & More stores, bevmo.com. About $10.99 a six-pack or in large format.

* Baird Beer Jubilation Ale (Japan) is available at Wally's Wine & Spirits in Los Angeles, (310) 475-0606, www.wallywine.com. About $11.39 for a 750-milliliter bottle.

* Buffalo Bill's Brewery Pumpkin Ale (U.S.) is available at Wine Expo in Santa Monica, (310) 828-4428, www.wine; and at Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, (949) 650-8463, www.hitimewine.net. About $8.99 a six-pack.

* Corsedonk Christmas Ale (Belgium) is available at the Wine House in West Los Angeles, (310) 479-3731, www.winehouse.com; and at Hi-Time Wine Cellars. About $9.99 for a four-pack.

* Deschutes Brewery Jubelale (U.S.) is available at Wine House; and at Hi-Time Wine Cellars. About $8.99 a six-pack.

* Fantôme de Noël (Belgium) is available at Wally's Wine & Spirits and at Wine Expo. About $17.99 for a 750-milliliter bottle.

* Goose Island Christmas Ale 2009 (U.S.) is available at area Bristol Farms Markets; Whole Foods Markets; and Beverages & More stores. About $5.99 for a 22-ounce bottle.

* He'Brew Jew-balation Bar Mitzvah 13th Anniversary Ale (U.S.) is available at Wine Exchange in Orange, (714) 974-1454, www.winex.com; and at John & Pete's. About $6.49 a 22-ounce bottle.

* Huyghe Brewery Delirium Noël Ale (Belgium) is widely available, including Woodland Hills Wine Co. in Woodland Hills, (818) 222-1111, www; and Whole Foods Markets. About $11.49 for a 750-milliliter bottle.

* New Belgium Brewing 2 Below Ale (U.S.) is available at Red Carpet Wine Merchants, Glendale, (800) 339-0609, www.redcarpetwine.com; at Wine Expo; and at John & Pete's Fine Wines & Spirits in West Hollywood, (310) 657-3080, www.johnandpetes.com. About $10.99 a six-pack.

* Ridgeway Bad Elf Winter's Ale (U.K.) is available at Vendome Liquors, Beverly Hills, (310) 276-9463, www.vendomes.com. About $4.49 for 22-ounce bottle.

* Sam Adams Winter Lager (U.S.) is widely available, including at many Whole

Foods Markets, wholefoods; and John & Pete's. About $8.99 a six-pack.

* Samuel Smith Winter Welcome Ale (U.K.) is available at the Wine House, Wally's and Wine Expo. About $4.99 for a 22-ounce bottle.

* Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale (U.S.) is widely available, including at Woodland Hills Wine Co. as well as at area BevMo and Whole Foods stores. About $8.99 for a six-pack.

-- Patrick Comiskey