Curl up fireside with these half-dozen snifter-worthy brews.
Deschutes Jubelale: A winter beer for the hopheads: Bright, pithy grapefruit hop flavors enliven Jubelale’s chocolaty roasted malts.
Dick’s Double Diamond Winter Ale: This luscious brew’s creamy malts drown the taste buds in rich caramel and bread before gentle bitterness and warming alcohol clean up each hearty sip.
Sprecher Winter Brew: Fresh malts command this brew’s aroma while toasted bread and rich nuttiness prelude a snappy lager finish.
Brooklyn Winter Ale: Brooklyn’s winter release is decidedly British: Biscuity malts carry subtle cherry notes over the tongue for a profile that’s exceptionally balanced.
Mission Dark Seas: Nothing warms like an imperial stout. Big chocolate, roast and peppery booze pack tightly into this San Diego-made version; a post-sip alcohol glow negates chilly SoCal ocean breezes.
Hoppin’ Frog Frosted Frog Christmas Ale: Christmas confections abound in this rich ale: Big cinnamon notes flow over the tongue with touches of ginger and nutmeg—a perfect pair for holiday desserts.