I love spiced Beer in the winter and right now I’m sipping on my third “Christmas Beer” of the week. I guess its time to share some favorites!
#1 Harpoon Winter Warmer-5.5% A favorite for years. We started buying a case of this every Thanksgiving when we lived in Atlanta. Reminds me of Apple Pie. Sweet and spicy but very drinkable. They carried it Market Square last year.
#2 Sweetwater Festive Ale- 8.6% Not as spicy as the Harpoon but still tasty. Dark ale with clove and cinnamon. Very malty and full bodied. They just started carrying it in the 16oz bottles at New Leaf Market.
#3 ‘t Smisje Kerst- 12% A Belgian Spiced Ale that is AMAZING. Dark copper brown, Huge head, sweet and bready like most Belgian ales. Very spicy with pear and cherry tones. I just discovered this brewery and have to try more by them! Picked this one up at New Leaf also.
Time to make a trip to the Liquor Loft and see what they have in stock this season!