I’m not one to normally share any beer news or research that I find; however, I do read a lot of blogs that do this. Therefore,
keeping up with my associates, Paste Magazine posted their top 10 winter ales of this season. Paste is one of those multimedia sites that covers everything from Music, to TV, to Movies, and to general life interests.
I found this list interesting because it comes at the right time for me. Over the past two weeks I have purchased beers specifically for the purpose of finding out if there is a particular winter beer that will be my go-to beer. I have had a few different ones, but I know there is something out there that I could buy more in bulk and slowly consume throughout the long winter months.
Here is the ranking for the ten different beers they tasted. They have ranked them from 1-10. Obviously 1 is the best and the number 10 beer was their least favorite. On the site each one has a little write-up; therefore, click on the link at the bottom of the page to check out those write-ups.
10. Harpoon – Winter Warmer
9. New Belgium – Snow Day Winter Ale
8. Red Brick – Old Stock
7. Brooklyn – Winter Ale
6. Ommegang – Adoration Special Winter Ale
5. Heavy Seas – Winter Storm Category 5 Ale
4. Nogne O – Winter Ale
3. Bell’s – Hell Hath No Fury
2. Samuel Smith – Winter Welcome
1. Great Divide – Hibernation
Obviously this is a limited listing of just the 10 beers they were reviewing; however, it has me wondering what everyone chooses to drink over the winter months. Out of the ten listed here, I have had the Harpoon. Although when I first had it I thought it was amazing; I have since returned to it and not really enjoyed it as much. It’s too much like a christmas tree in a bottle for me. Right now I have both New Belgium and Heavy Seas one at home to try. So, I’m interested to break into these soon. However, I’ll now be on the look out for the rest of these. Obviously I really want to give the Great Divide release a try.
So, what are your winter beer picks?