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: This strong-ish American amber ale is built for the cold.
A substantial gravity for snowy weather, but a fast turnaround so you can get some holiday cheer from fermentor to pint ASAP. Malty but not too sweet, just enough bitterness to balance, a definite but not overstated citrus hop profile (bolstered by real citrus!), this is a far cry from most traditional, predictable holiday ales.
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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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Happy Holidays! During this time of giving, we’re bringing you our new Home for the Holidays variety pack of Winter beer recipe kits. This year more than ever, we’re encouraging you to stay home and enjoy your beer by the fireplace! Includes these three beers:
- Sasquatch Barleywine - Exclusive to Home for the Holidays Variety Pack
- Permafrost White IPA
- Festivus Miracle Holiday Ale
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Home for the Holidays Winter Beer Variety Pack (Extract Only)