As the days get colder, it's the perfect time to make beer for impending winter ahead. From dark malty stouts to homebrew kits that pack a punch of spice for everyone naughty or nice, 'tis the season for beer!
Fan-Favorite Winter Beers
Recommended for: First time brewers; brewers looking to create a crowd-pleaser for the holidays.
A clone of Moose Drool from Big Sky Brewing in Missoula, MT, who boldly calls their creation "the best American brown ale in the world." If you can't get your hands on this one at your local liquor store, might we recommend trying your hand at making your own. With over 500 five-star ratings by tried and true homebrewers across the U.S. With every sip of Caribou Slobber, you'll find dense, drool-worthy layers of malt, caramel, baking chocolate, and a hint of light-roast coffee give way to reveal a hop character that will surprise you if you're used to drinking English brown ale.
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Recommended for: Fans of Belgian ales (with a twist!)
Deceptively dark and beguilingly complex, this holiday specialty is brewed in the tradition of Belgian farmhouse ales. Unlike most saisons, intended to refresh and sustain farmers doing manual labor, this one is engineered to complement rich holiday fare and sustain you through long winter nights. A generous malt bill with highlights of butter toffee, chocolate, dark fruit, and bread tangles with the earthy, spicy funk of Wyeast’s French Saison strain and a single addition of bittering hops to strike an evolving balance.
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Recommended for: Porter & stout drinkers; anyone looking for a dark beer to warm them up on a cold winter's night
The verdict is in: this year Santa is requesting Chocolate Milk Stout (and cookies) to get him through his long night of delivering gifts! Pour yourself a rich, frothy glass of Chocolate Milk Stout to experience your favorite childhood indulgence, all grown up.
"Great Stout Recipe!
I absolutely love this Stout recipe, and it's a favorite with friends and relatives. It's got body; it's sweet with a hint of chocolate." -Juan G, 11/08/2019
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