Winter beers are a must this time of year for craft beer aficionados. The darker, fuller-bodied, and often elegantly spiced winter beers are just what you need during this cold season. Winter beers are tailor-made for the cold—because they can be enjoyed at room temperature or even warmed to take off that winter chill. While winter beers are often referred to as Christmas beers, they are appropriately enjoyed all winter long.
Winter beers vary in style by country, with American winter beers typically containing more spices, while English winter beers tend to have a sweeter finish. Whatever your taste, there is a winter beer out there for you to enjoy. All you need is a little guidance and perhaps a few tastings to see what appeals to your individual palate. [Read more…]