A special edition ‘Franklin Road Christmas Ale’ has been launched by Auckland bar Sweat Shop Brew Kitchen just in time for Christmas. Attracting Aucklanders right across the city, the Franklin Road Christmas Lights’ magical display inspired head brewer Rory Main to create something special. The ale is made with three different types of malted barley, one variety of hops, ale yeast, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and all spice. The brew takes one week to ferment and is then conditioned at a low temperature for three weeks to let the flavours infuse and develop. The seasonal beverage is on tap until it runs out.