10 Festive Beers to Drink During the Holidays

The holiday season is a time for celebrating the year with good food and good beer. December is a particularly great month for beer enthusiasts because it inspires brewers to take advantage of the great late-season flavors. If you’re looking to get the right beer for your holiday party or simply … [Read more...]

Know Your Beer Styles: Christmas / Winter Specialty Spiced Beer

Beginnings The history of the “Midwinter” Beer finds its beginnings in the Winter solstice celebrations of many ancient cultures and probably has roots that go as deep as brewing’s own past. Many ancient cultures worshiped a sun god. The Mesopotamian’s had Utu, the Egyptians had Ra, the Hittites … [Read more...]

Winter Warmers: A Beer Style Designed to Keep You Warm

Winter warmers are another wildly popular seasonal amongst beer geeks. As the name implies, this seasonal is only brewed in the winter and all have a slightly higher ABV to help “keep you warm” during the holiday season. What is a Winter Warmer? For centuries now, beer with higher-than-usual … [Read more...]