October's Ale of the Month on Clear Blue Skies is one of my favourites of all time. Theakston's Old Peculier is a gorgeous dark beer with a range of rich, roasted and fruity tastes. It's also pretty strong at 5.7%, so half a dozen pints on a Friday night makes for a very effective way of forgetting the week that's just drawn to a close.
One other advantage is that, at a glance at least, it looks like a pint of coke. So if you aren't supposed to be drinking, you can look like you're sticking to soft drinks with Old Peculier, as long as you hide the bottles somewhere. The downside to this, of course is that it's fairly difficult to drink several bottles without someone getting a little suspicious.
So why not stop off at your local ale dealer on your way home tongiht and pick up a bottle or two? Enjoy.