Thirsty Dog Brewing Co. is releasing a limited edition version of its barrel-aged 12 Dogs of Christmas. The beer is available in 1.5-liter bottles for the holidays. There are only 999 bottles and all are hand-numbered. Many are signed by brewery workers. The cost is $40. The beer itself was aged for nine months in 19-year-old Willett bourbon barrels. "It's a very unique beer and the perfect celebration beer at Christmas to share with the family and friends after a good meal," co-owner John Najeway said. At 10 percent alcohol, the beer is meant to be sipped and shared, he added. The bottles are expected to hit shelves this week at Lizardville in Bedford Heights, Riverside Wine and Imports in Kent, 101 Bottles in Kent, 101 Bottles in Kent, Heinen's stores, Acme Fresh Market stores, West Point Market in Akron, Chalet Premier in North Lima and Vintage Estate Wine and Beer in Boardman. The majority of the bottles remained in Northeast Ohio -- although a few have been sent off to Michigan and Pennsylvania. "This is where we're based at so this is where we put it," Najeway said.