Hoppin' Frog Brewery in Akron will release its Frosted Frog Christmas Ale on Tuesday (Nov. 1). The beer is an imperial nut brown-style ale with cinnamon, ginger, orange and nutmeg. "It tastes and smells awesome and it has beaten many other leaders in this beer style in blind taste tests," brewer and owner Fred Karm said in an email. Frosted Frog will be available at the brewery and retail outlets in Hoppin' Frog's signature 22-ounce bottles. Meanwhile, Barrel-Aged Frosted Frog, which was aged in oak bourbon barrels for a year, will be available only at the brewery starting Dec. 1. The cost is $7.99 for Frosted Frog and $12.99 for the Barrel-Aged Frosted Frog.