The days are getting shorter, the weather is getting colder and the holiday season is here. This is a season filled with office holiday parties, family get togethers, Christmas themed bars or cold nights in binging Netflix. But, this is also the season of some of our favorite styles of beer and we wanted to highlight a few of our favorites.
Bell’s Bright White
An alternative to dark and heavy winter warmers and stouts, Bright White (formerly Winter White) is a stylish and refreshing Wheat Ale. Fermented with a Belgian ale yeast, this blend of barley and wheat malts yields a mixture of clove and fruity aromas we love during the holidays.
Shiner Holiday Cheer
Traditions come in all shapes and sizes. This one comes in freshly wrapped bottles and cans. This old-world dunkelweizen is brewed with Texas peaches and roasted pecans, perfect for cracking open in front of an open fire. The malty flavors of this dark wheat ale are enhanced through the use of malted barley and wheat. And Kräusening ensures a smoothness that makes the subtle peach and pecan flavors all the more satisfying.
Stella Artois Midnight Lager
When winter hits, we often reach for something a little special, a little richer, even a little darker. But we don’t always crave the same flavors and textures of the usual dark beers. That’s why Stella created Stella Artois Midnight Lager. This limited release dark lager has a light to medium body, balanced drinkability, 5.4 % ABV and a surprisingly crisp, dry finish that helps make the season feel original again.
Alter Swedda Wedda
Cozy up to Alter’s newest seasonal, a smooth, creamy oatmeal stout layered with chocolate and roasty notes, and a nice hint of sweetness. Drinking this beer feels like wrapping yourself in that warm cozy sweater you bust out every year once the temperature begins to drop and the Christmas season approaches.
Goose Island Christmas IPA
Christmas IPA is a malt forward IPA using 6 different hops throughout the brewing process. Subtle stone fruit and wood notes balance with caramel malt on the palate, dry hopped with Meridian, Ahtanum and Cashmere. It’s got a bit of an old school feel on the malt side with caramel malt and a lovely red hue to go with the classic kettle hop backbone. Nicely balanced and dry, this little number dons a big fruity aroma. This beer is all you want for Christmas, if all you want is hops.