Place a teaspoon of brown sugar in the bottom of two (12-ounce) mugs. Pour a jigger of brandy into each mug and stir to combine.
Meanwhile, heat the ale, mixed spice and cinnamon stick in a saucepan over high heat. When the ale starts to bubble and almost come to a boil, strain the ale and divide between the two mugs. Stir and garnish with cinnamon sticks. Enjoy!