Winter is coming, and it’s bringing beer, courtesy of The Brooklyn Brewery. Tomorrow they are revealing their smoked oatmeal stout “Winter is Coming” (Game of Thrones anyone?!) This is the 5th beer released from The Worshipful Company of Brewers, which gives each of their brewer’s an opportunity to create their own beer. It’s a dark, rich, 6% ABV brew that is designed to satisfy your post-Thanksgiving beer desires. We’re in.
We’re leaving Widmer Brothers Milk Stout out for Santa this year instead of regular milk. Rich malt flavors and the sweetness of chocolate combined with just enough bitterness make the perfect mix; this dark stout is on our Christmas list. The company’s tag line tells us “it’s okay to cry over spilt Milk Stout,” but if we don’t get our fair share before the season ends we will.
From Odell Brewing Company comes their winter brew, Woodcut Oak Aged American Ale. Different from the usual winter selections, this ale has a fruity taste including guava and grapefruit along with both vanilla and almond. With just a touch of spice, we think this one is worth including for the variety.
Who wouldn’t try a beer called “Pray For Snow”? If that’s not a good enough reason to grab some, 10 Barrel Brewing put cocoa, graham cracker and vanilla flavors in there. Offered on draft, Pray for Snow will also be available for the first time this season in 6-packs and bottles. We’re praying for snow already.
Stone Brewing Company has announced the 15th brew in their Stone Collaboration series, Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout. The series allows for Stone to team up with specialty brewing companies or home brewers to come up with something completely original. This batch, which was created in collaboration with home brewer Ken Schmidt and Iron Fist, lives up to its name.