Although some winter seasonals have been available for over three months, I don't like to drink them until November. Of course, there's nothing wrong with drinking them sooner, I just prefer to stick with fall seasonals through the end of October. This year, I overdid it on pumpkin beers.
Anyway, now that there's a chill in the air and the days are shorter, I'm finally ready to make the switch to the rich, maltier winter brews. Since there are so many great winter seasonals, I mostly plan to try new ones. There are a few I plan to revisit, but probably just a handful.
In the meantime, here's a recap of some of the beers I tasted last winter:
- Brrr, Widmer Bros. Brewing Co.
- Celebration, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
- Ebenezer Ale, Bridgeport Brewing Co.
- Fireside Chat, 21st Amendment Brewery
- Jubelale, Deschutes Brewery
- Never Summer Ale, Boulder Beer Co.
- Santa's Little Helper, Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.
- Snow Cap, Pyramid Breweries
- Winter, Alaskan Brewing Co.
- Anchor Christmas Ale, Anchor Brewing Co.
- 2 Below, New Belgium Brewing Co.
- Brown Shugga', Lagunitas Brewing Co.
- HumBug'r, MacTarnahan Brewing Co.
- Old Man Winter, Southern Tier Brewing Co.
- Wassail, Full Sail Brewing Co.
- Wee Heavy Winter Ale, Hales Ales
- WinterFish, Fish Brewing Co.
- Winter Hook, Redhook Ale Brewery
What are your favorite winter seasonals? Have you discovered any new gems recently?