Winter releases

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by mabermud, Oct 3, 2014.


Favorite cold weather Seasonal style?

  1. Stout

    17 vote(s)
  2. Imperial IPA

    2 vote(s)
  3. Imperial Stout/IRS

    54 vote(s)
  4. Porter

    8 vote(s)
  5. Barleywine

    18 vote(s)
  6. Brown Ale

    4 vote(s)
  7. Pumkin Beer

    5 vote(s)
  8. oktoberfest lagers

    5 vote(s)
  9. Other

    12 vote(s)
  10. Harvest ale

    6 vote(s)
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  1. Domingo

    Domingo Poo-Bah (2,685) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado

    I love winter warmer season. That's one of those areas where CO breweries do well - Hibernation, Old Jubilation, Isolation, Never Summer, etc.
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  2. Dachs

    Dachs Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2014 Ohio

    Winter warmer for me. I really want to like stouts but Ive as of yet not acquired a taste for them.
  3. malvrich

    malvrich Initiate (0) Feb 17, 2014 North Carolina

    Mostly Ambers, Browns & English stye PAs, ESBs.
    I generally prefer a lower ABV (<6%) regardless of time of year.
    Of course, I'll still drink pilsners too, but this constitutes the change.
  4. OffTrail

    OffTrail Initiate (0) Aug 12, 2012 Washington

    Thanks for mentioning the almost always overlooked Geary's Hampshire Special Ale, a favorite of mine as well.
  5. BWM-77

    BWM-77 Initiate (0) Feb 21, 2014 Kentucky

    Yes! I had forgotten about that brew.
  6. Hop-Droppen-Roll

    Hop-Droppen-Roll Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2013 Minnesota

    I'm on board with this. I'll also go out on a limb and mention that I prefer there to be no added flavor. Four ingredients is enough to keep me happy. Bourbon Barrel Aged? Sometimes yes, sometimes not so much.
  7. Tdizzle

    Tdizzle Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2006 California

    What's your favorite autumn/winter comfort brew? Factor in nostalgia, please! Here are mine:

    • DFH Punkin'
    • SN Celebration Ale
    • Anchor Our Special Ale

    These three are my "must have" signifiers of autumn and winter, and I look forward to them every year.
  8. dutesanch

    dutesanch Initiate (0) Apr 22, 2014 California

    Sam adams Ol fezziwig ale reminds me alot of winter break from college. After finals we used to really tie one on with gallons of crap beers and Jack n cokes. Fezziwig was more for the mellow winter nights.
  9. Smileitsfreetobehappy

    Smileitsfreetobehappy Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2014 Alaska

    anything thick dark heavy and strong mmmhmm
  10. HorseheadsHophead

    HorseheadsHophead Poo-Bah (2,226) Sep 15, 2014 New York

    Still relatively new to craft beer--only been drinking beer a little over a year--but the two fall/winter seasonals thus far that I love are Founders Breakfast Stout and SN Celebration Ale. Mmmm...both are amazing.
  11. MykelJH

    MykelJH Initiate (0) Aug 3, 2011 California

    founder breakfast stout. my go to on sunday mornings when football comes on
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  12. beeragent

    beeragent Meyvn (1,057) Aug 16, 2005 Texas

    Old Fezziwig is still the beer that reminds me the most of the holidays, even after all these years of trying new beers.
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  13. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,858) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
    Society Trader

    Southern Tier 2XMAS and Celebration for sure.

    For nostalgia's sake, anything from Belgium with 'Noel' on the label always takes me back to those days when there was that one special shelf in the beer places with holiday beers from around the world, and no matter which one you got it was going to be special just because it was so different. Affligem still fills the bill, but I do enjoy St. Bernardus Christmas even better.

    I also have to see if Aass Jule Ol is still around; haven't had it in a while.
  14. drtth

    drtth Initiate (0) Nov 25, 2007 Pennsylvania

    One of my favorite places seems every year to put on a keg of Corsendonck Christmas Ale which moves slowly enough there's some to be had even into the New Year.
  15. SomethingClever

    SomethingClever Poo-Bah (3,427) Feb 22, 2013 Ohio

    since I don't have a true favorite I'll go with pure nostalgia I'd have to say GLBC Christmas Ale first true craft beer I ever tried and I thought it was absolutely disgusting still do to this day but it always makes me smile when I see it.
  16. dangle47

    dangle47 Initiate (96) May 16, 2007 New York

    Nogne O God Jul. Bit pricey but on a cold day it can't be beat.
  17. 2Xmd

    2Xmd Initiate (0) Apr 19, 2013 New York

    You are talking about beer....right? Lol.
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  18. RandyWilde

    RandyWilde Initiate (0) Jun 27, 2014 North Carolina

    Although it may be a bit of an odd choice for Christmas, the New Glarus Apple Ale will always remind me of going home to visit family for the holidays and hanging out with my brother.
  19. Smileitsfreetobehappy

    Smileitsfreetobehappy Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2014 Alaska

    This is BEERadvocate forums right? ^_^ use your head mate.
  20. AdmiralOzone

    AdmiralOzone Poo-Bah (2,155) Jun 26, 2014 Minnesota
    Society Trader

    Only available in Michigan, right?
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  21. threeviews

    threeviews Initiate (0) Apr 18, 2011 Florida

    'Cold Weather, Seasonal Style' means so much for so many people. As for me in the Mid-Atlantic region, cold weather encompasses everything from Pumpkin beers in the fall to Barleywines, Imperial Stouts and Quads in the winter months. I voted per the word 'seasonal' and find Pumpkin beers to be my most anticipated...but IMHO should be consumed on or before Thanksgiving. Speaking of Quads, I almost fell over today when I saw Troegs' 'The Mad Elf Ale' on the shelves today. Yes, I did succumb to temptation and purchase a 6'er (and drink one this evening), but my gosh, we are still two weeks from November! Since I mostly prefer my beers fresh (i.e. regardless of style and within 120 days of packaging), the potpourri of chocolate, dark fruit and banana that makes 'The Mad Elf' so unique pops with delight...Cheers to an early happy-holidays wish to all fellow BA members!
  22. EricTKole

    EricTKole Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2014 Michigan

    yup, brewery only at 4 elf party.
  23. Boca-X

    Boca-X Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2014 Missouri

    Enjoying one right now (two) :wink:
  24. nitlionm

    nitlionm Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2010 New Jersey

    Enjoying a 2014 Mad Elf as a nightcap right now. Good as ever!
  25. DoubleJ

    DoubleJ Poo-Bah (5,814) Oct 13, 2007 Wisconsin

    I'm nowhere near ready for "colder weather" style yet, but when I am, I often prefer Belgian Strong Dark Ales.
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