So “they” say it’s the most wonderful time of the year, and we can’t help wonder if it’s because how “they’re” spreading holiday cheer. It’s getting darn right cold outside, and there’s really nothing to ignite a jolly facade like the right seasonal beer. It’s cool if you’re the type of person that likes to stick with your favorite beer year-round, but if you’re looking to mix things up a bit, we’ve got a few suggestions for you to try during the colder months.
Perhaps you’re having a dinner party and the menu is nothing short of giving your guests the meat sweats. We suggest Lake Front Brewery’s Holiday Spice Lager such an occasion. It’s a full-bodied lager with cinnamon, orange zest, clove, and sweet, sweet lip lickin’ honey.
Maybe you’re just doing appetizers and desserts for an evening — there’s nothing better than Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale. This brew has just the right amount of thickness and bitterness to counteract tart and sweet foods with a spicy kick. Expect cinnamon and ginger flavors.
Last but not least, we suggest the Cisco Winter Woods. This beer will warm any palate with its rich flavors of honey, cherry wood-smoked malt, grapes for Pinot Noir, and spices. With this one, you get both the sour and the sweet so pair accordingly. It’s good with smoked cheeses and breads.
These three are just a sampling of our favorite winter beers at Kegerator.com though there are many more excellent choices. We’d love to hear about what your favorite seasonal brews are and what you pair them with — after all, it is the season of sharing. Cheers!