During the past few weeks, winter weather has swept into Portland in full force. So it has been an ideal time to sample the hearty brews that winter brings. And I've been sampling...
I just finished Round 1 of my Winter seasonals. I also enjoyed the Portland Holiday Ale Festival. I didn't formally review those beers because most are not widely available. However, if you want to read about those unique ales, check out the beer descriptions, my event preview, and my Day 1 summary.
Fortunately, there are still plenty of winter beers to sample. These are ones you might be able to find, depending where you live. So during the next week or two, you will learn more about:
- Wee Heavy Winter Ale, Hales Ales
- Celebration, Sierra Nevada
- Brrr, Widmer Bros.
- Winter Solstice, Anderson Valley
- Jubelale, Deschutes
- Winter, Alaskan
When I think of holiday seasonals, I like rich, heavier beers, with a bit of spice or something unusual thrown in the mix. We'll see if these deliver.
In case you're counting, only 20 shopping days until Christmas—have you started?