Based in San Francisco, the seasonal He’Brew beer is Jewbelation 5766 (9%). Steeped in the mystical, indestructible, irrefutable number 9, after drinking this ale all one can possibly exclaim is, “L’Chaim!”
If you’re caught in a blizzard near Fort Collins, CO, Isolation Ale (6.1%) may bring you some warmth. This English-style strong ale is malty and rich.
Otter Creek Brewing
Brewed close to Vermont’s Green Mountains, Alpine Ale (5.9%) is a malty amber ale perfect for an après ski session. Double Decker Olde English Holiday Ale (7.5%) is new from the Otter Creek World Tour. This English-style ale embodies rich, roasty maltiness balanced with English hops.
Wolaver’s Certified Organic Ales
Wolaver’s Certified Organic Oatmeal Stout (5.9%) is a black beauty brewed in Middlebury, VT, with organic rolled oats, organic wheat and organic barley and hops.
Brouwerij Van Den Bossche
The snowflakes fall on Keerst Pater (9%), a strong, dark brown ale with aromas of dried fruit, spices, chocolate, coffee and plum from northern Belgium.
Sierra Nevada Brewing
Favorites each year from Chico, CA, are the super hoppy and full-bodied Celebration Ale (6.8%) and the even hoppier and stronger Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale (9.6%).
Southern Tier Brewing
Old Man Winter Ale (8%) helps keep Old Man Winter at bay in Lakewood, NY. This rich, malty ale also keeps the winter blues in check.
On the cold, windy shores of Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, WI, Holiday Spice Lager Beer (9.5%) is a mighty strong beer brewed with cinnamon, orange zest, clove and two pounds of honey per pound of malt.
Full Sail Brewing
Wassail Winter Pale Ale (6.5%), is a “ridiculously tasty winter ale” brewed since 1988 in Hood River, OR. This mahogany-colored ale is brewed with four different malts and a blend of hops for a full, malty body and delightfully hoppy finish.