As we look to the winter holidays breweries are cranking out more cold-weather offerings than ever…And we’ve eight heady craft beer directions that you might want to chase down.
Naughty And Nice (Boston, MA) – The Boston Beer Company recently returned a special seasonal that combines two of life’s most decadent indulgences, beer and chocolate. Only available in the Samuel Adams Winter Classics Variety Pack, Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock is a 5.8% ABV Winter Lagerf with a velvety mouthfeel and a chocolatey finish.
Stout-Hearted! (St Louis, MO) – The holidays are a great time for stouts and Schlafly Beer is returning its popular all-stout variety pack to celebrate things! This year’s Stout Bout Variety 12-Pack includes the returning Mexican Chocolate Stout (6.2%), Dulce de Leche Stout (6.5%), Raspberry Coffee Stout (5.7%) and Mango Ancho Stout (5.7%).
Beer Born In The Bronx II (NYC) – Two high-profile Bronx companies, the Bronx Brewery and Baldor Specialty Foods, a premier ingredient source for some of NYC’s top chefs, have partnered on B-Tracks, a series of beers crafted to showcase unique fruits, vegetables and spices which change with the seasons. And they’ve just released a mid-blowing IPA that was crafted with specially sourced figs flown in from the west coast. Bronx B-Tracks Tiger Rye is a 7.3% ABV Northeast Rye IPA brewed with Tiger Stripe figs that Baldor brought in from SoCal!
Multi-Brewing (Washington DC) – Available on December 8th (and only at the brewery compound), DC Brau is returning a special Dock Release that fast became its own phenomenon in the DC area. DC Brau Turbo Boost Multiball is a 6.7% ABV Experimental IPA fermented with Voss Kveik, a Norwegian Farmhouse yeast, known to produce flavors that complement the fruity Falconer’s Flight, Mosaic, Simcoe & Azacca hops.
December Ready (Athens, GA) – Creature Comforts Beer is returning a popular winter release in December that was brewed with Ethiopian coffee and Ecuadorian cocoa nibs. Creature Comforts Koko Buni is a 6.5% ABV rich and velvety Milk Porter with robust toasted coconut, cocoa, and coffee tones that inform but never overpower.