Sailing Santa is a deep copper colored blend of the Christmas Ale and Elissa IPA with spices added. The result is a pleasantly hoppy strong dark ale with spices. The genesis of this beer came from Saint Arnold's customers on tours asking to blend the two beers. Eventually, someone came up with the name Sailing Santa. They have now added spices to the beer, changing the mix slightly from year to year, to add to the holiday experience of enjoying a pint. Saint Arnold actually brew a batch of Christmas Ale, then a batch of Elissa IPA and blend them in the fermenter. They add the spices at the end of fermentation.