Harpoon Winter Warmer (5.5%), returns, evoking memories of cold New England winters by Boston’s Massachusetts Bay. Winter Warmer is a full-bodied, rich ale flavored with cinnamon and nutmeg.
The holiday celebration beer in Pittsburgh is St. Nikolaus Bock Bier (7.5%), a dark Munich-style bock beer brewed with Munich and roasted malts for a malty, toasty, rich flavor.
Brewed with Wisconsin-produced apples, honey and cinnamon in Chippewa Falls, WI, Apple Spice (4.9%) is a Wisconsin delight. So is Big Butt Dopplebock (5.8%)- no butts about it. The Gold Medal Variety (24-Pack) contains Honey Weiss, Red Lager, Creamy Dark and Amber Light.
Brewed to coincide with the annual Chinook hops harvest, Nutcracker Ale (6.1%) is a Kansas City, MO, beer with an amber hue, a hint of molasses, and full flavor.
Winter Skal (5.4%) is an amber lager with full malt flavor from Capital Brewery in Middleton, WI. Capital also brews a strong Dark Doppelbock (7.0%) each winter that’s huge, rich, smooth and complex.
High Falls Brewing
A strong malty ale brewed with spices in Rochester, NY, JW Dundee’s Festive Ale (6.3%) is also found in Dundee’s Craft Pack (12-pack), along with JW Dundee’s Pale Ale, Amber Lager and Honey Brown Lager.
Way down south in Shiner, TX, Dunkelweizen (5.3%) is brewed as a Bavarian-style dunkelweizen–a dark wheat beer. A combination of malted wheat and barley produce a beer that is smooth and rich.
Redhook Ale Brewery
Brewed in both Woodinville, WA, and Portsmouth, NH, Winterhook (6%) is a ruby- colored ale that derives its roasty flavors from a combination of English caramel and Munich malts.