Winter in Kentucky

We’re bringing a great collection of Winter Beers to the Commonwealth this year. If you’re looking for what we’ve got for sale north of the Ohio River, check out our Ohio Winter Beer Portfolio here.

Anderson ValleyWinter Solstice

 

Winter Solstice is Anderson Valley’s take on the classic Winter Warmer style. A deep amber ale with a rich mouthfeel, this beer boasts a creamy finish that is sure to lift the spirits of even the grouchiest Grinch. Hints of toffee, spice, and caramel tease the senses making this the perfect ale to share with friends and family during the cold days and long nights of winter.

AveryOld Jubilation

 

It’s probably no surprise that a brewery from Boulder, Colorado knows a thing or two about making a Winter Strong Ale but there’s a big difference between knowing and doing. Old Jubilation is a gorgeous mahogany ale with a hint of hazelnuts and a finish reminiscent of mocha and toffee. Unlike most winter seasonals these days, there are no spices in this beer, just a perfect blend of two-row barley, Special roast, Black, Chocolate, and Victory hops.

Brooklyn Winter Ale

 

With the days getting shorter and trips to the beach a distant, wonderful memory, we need a beer that will get us through a blustery Ohio winter. Brooklyn has just the thing! Based on the satisfying malty ales of Scotland (a place that practically invented blustery winters), Winter Ale will definitely have you looking on the brighter side of things. Rich, Scottish malts bring deep bready flavors to a beer with a full copper color, round, smooth palate, and brisk hopping that pulls the sweet malts into balance.

DeschutesJubelale

 

Warm spiciness and tradition grace this bold winter ale from Oregon-based Deschutes. Jubelale possesses intriguing, layered flavors which unfold to reveal chicory, dried fruit, and toffee notes with a hoppy kick to finish. Not only does it taste like the season, but it will fit right in at parties as the deep garnet color pairs perfectly with just about any holiday celebration.

Lost CoastWinterbraun 

 

If there’s a time of year where chocolate isn’t in season, we don’t want to know about it. Lost Coast’s winter seasonal is a full-bodied, brown ale with a rich chocolate taste created from roasted chocolate and caramel malts. Winterbraun is more than a just a glass of chocolatey goodness, though. Czech Saaz Hops give it a spicy flavor and aroma that make it right at home with all the other winter beers.

New HollandCabin Fever

 

Things can get pretty frigid on the shores of Lake Michigan. Michigan brewer New Holland clearly made Cabin Fever to in an effort to deal with that fact. This roasty Brown Ale is a hearty, comforting companion for long, mind-bending winters whether they be on Lake Michigan, the banks of the Ohio River, or the mountains of Appalachia.

Rogue Santa’s Private Reserve

 

If ever there was a man who deserved a beer after getting home from work it’s probably Santa Claus. Our friends at Rogue were all too happy to oblige the big guy with his very own specialty ale. A double hopped Red Ale, Santa’s Private Reserve is reddish in color (obviously) with a roasty, malty flavor, and a well balanced spruce finish.

Schlafly Christmas Ale 

 

Inspired by the spiced holiday beverages favored by wassailers of yore, Schlafly’s Christmas Ale is a warming Winter Ale that blends the spices of the season with sweet caramel malt. Orange peel, juniper berries, ginger root, cardamom, and cloves are added for spiciness and honey is used in the fermentation process which raises the alcohol by volume without producing too much heat from the alcohol content. Around the holidays, the sweet and spicy aromas paired with the booze (please sip responsibly) tend to help smooth the rougher edges of enjoying each other’s company and spreading goodwill.

Victory Winter Cheers

 

Winter weather may drive us indoors but it cannot dampen our spirits when hearth, home, and hops meet in jubilation. Hoisted high in its golden glory, Winter Cheers lives up to its name, fueling festive times and chasing winter’s chill. Glowing and glimmering, frothy and shimmering, Victory’s celebratory wheat ale features luscious fruity and spicy notes, making it a perfect brew to brighten spirits even on the deepest of nights.

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