New Hampshire winter ale is known as Wassail Ale. This beer is only brewed for the winter and is fantastic. This bear cost around $1.25 a bottle and it’s totally worth it. If you don’t live in New England you may have a hard time getting your hands on it. NH winter ale is brewed in New Hampshire in the Woodstock brewery and has a pleasing aroma. I think it smells a little bit like pine but the taste is amazing. It’s a little on the bitter side so if you don’t like that taste then this is not the beer for you. This beer or has a dark rich red color and goes down smooth. I remember drinking this beer the first year it came out. They had a really funny jingle for the commercial and I just had to try it. I have a link for where you can find this great beer however it only comes out during the winter. http://www.woodstockinnnh.com/woodstock_brewery.php#seasonal
Samuel Adams winter lager is brewed in Boston. This winter brew has a sweet citrus taste and an amber tint to it. This bear actually dates back to mid evil times in Europe. Samuel Adams has only been brewing this beer since 1989. It has a hint of citrus and cinnamon when you smell it. This beer cost about $8.49 for a six pack but it is defiantly worth every penny. I like all of Samuel Adams beers but this one is particularly great for the winter. For me it brings back memories of sitting by a fire with my dad because we use to drink it together every winter. In my opinion this is the best winter beer ever.
Shipyard winter ale is my next on the best winter beer list. This beer is brewed in Portland Maine my home state. Shipyard winter ale has a bitter taste at first. Then after you take a drink it leaves a nice sweat taste in your mouth. This beer is for those who just love the taste of beer. It has a coffee cake aroma mixed with pumpkin and a reddish brown color to it. This beer does not have a lot of head and goes down smooth. I have been too many parties were this was served on tap in Maine. Shipyard winter ale is priced at $6.99 for a six pack.
Dominion winter ale has a dark brown color and has a sweet malt aroma. This beer was surprisingly smooth to drink mainly because it does not taste too bitter. There is just a hint of bitter after taste and it has a dark brown appearance. You can tell this beer was aged just right and is a fine winter brew. The Old Dominion brewing company is located in Washington, DC. I have only drank this beer a few times but I am definitely going back for more this winter. Last year I paid $7.25 for a six pack and had to go back to the store get another.
The Red Hook brewing came out with a winter brew and they named it winter hook. The red hook brewing company is located in Portsmouth New Hampshire. I paid $6.50 for a six pack of this wonderful beer. They just came out with a new recipe and had the release party yesterday. I actually just had some last night and though it was fantastic. It has a dark brown color and is pretty thick. This beer has a chocolate and barley aroma and taste just right. It was not too bitter nor was it too sweet. Goes down real smooth and packs one heck of a punch. There new recipe is a winner in my book. This had to be put on my favorite winter beers list.
The Wild Goose brewery has a winter brew called snow goose winter ale. The wild goose brewery is located in Fredrick Maryland. This winter brew has a toasty malt caramel aroma and a dry taste. It’s not to bitter but more on the sweet side. The color is a really light brown it is almost clear. The first time I drank this beer was in North Carolina with my uncle who was a big fan of Wild Goose. This winter ale has a 6.3% alcohol by volume level. We bought a six pack for $5.89 which is a great price for this beer.
Spreader winter brew is a dark brown almost black lager that has a sweet taste. The Spreader brewing company is located in Glendale Wisconsin and a six pack goes for $6.29 in Texas. This winter brew has a roasted caramel coffee aroma. It goes down real smooth and has a mild buzz. For spelling purposes I had to change the name of the beer a little but to find out more about this beer visit their website at http://www.sprecherbrewery.com/index.php