CCB Winter Release Beers

January 12, 2016

As a reward for braving the chilly weather, beer drinkers are given something great: beer. That’s right, our winter seasonal beers are out (they have been for a while!), and you need to get your hands on them ASAP. Which beers should you be sure to check off your list before they disappear in the spring? Which ones will you put on your list for next winter?

Alaskan Winter Ale

Brewery Description: Traditionally malty with the warming sensation of alcohol, Olde Ales are brewed in the fall as winter warmers. More Info Here

Alaskan Winter

Badger Hill Foundation Stout

Brewery Description: Taking cues from old English and Irish Stouts, two brothers from the Land of 10,000 Lakes landed on their own perfect brew. The reveal? A sweet, malty roast that hints of coffee, caramel and chocolate—and finishes off clean with touches of American hops. In other words: not too schmaltzy, not too bitter.Like you’d expect from a couple of nice, well-balanced Minnesota guys. More Info Here

Foundation Stout

Excelsior Spresso Milk Stout

Brewery Description: Made with coffee from UP Coffee Roasters this brew has the nose of a chocolate covered espresso bean. Let it pour over your tongue as notes of espresso and dark chocolate tantalize your taste buds. This one is NOT to be missed! Coffee lovers, chocolate lovers, beer lovers- everyone will love this brew.

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Excelsior Spresso

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Goose Island Winter and Festivity

Brewery Description: Every year we brew a brown ale to celebrate the holidays. To make each year’s special, we alter the recipe. This year we wrapped caramel and dark fruit malt flavors inside a creamy toasty brown ale. May your holidays be filled with Festivity. More Info Here

Goose Island Festivity Ale

Kona Pipeline Porter

Brewery Description: Pipeline Porter is smooth and dark with a distinctive roasty aroma and earthy complexity from its diverse blends of premium malted barley. This celebration of malt unites with freshly roasted 100% Kona coffee grown at Cornwell Estate on Hawaii’s Big Island, lending a unique roasted aroma and flavor. A delicate blend of hops rounds out this palate-pleasing brew. More Info Here

Kona Pipeline Porter

 

Lift Bridge Warden Milk Stout

See The Growler’s review here.

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Lift Bridge Warden Milk Stout

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Odell Isolation

Brewery Description: A funny thing happens here around summer’s end—our eyes start searching the skies for those first fall flakes. As we welcome autumn’s first snow, we celebrate the return of Isolation Ale—a sweet-caramel malty ale balanced by a subtle crisp hop finish. Whether you ski, shred, or shoe, it’ll inspire you to make first tracks.
Available October through December.

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Odell Isolation

Oskar Blues Ten Fidy

Brewery Description: Ten FIDY Imperial Stout – This titanic, immensely viscous stout is loaded with inimitable flavors of chocolate-covered caramel and coffee and hide a hefty 65 IBUs underneath the smooth blanket of malt. Ten FIDY (10.5% ABV) is made with enormous amounts of two-row malt, chocolate malt, roasted barley, flaked oats and hops. Ten FIDY is the ultimate celebration of dark malts and boundary-stretching beer.

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Oskar Blues Ten Fidy

Redhook Winterhook

Brewery Description: Winterhook is the perfect beer to keep warm during cold months after shoveling snow, shredding some powder,  or playing hooky to can catch the game. Since it was first brewed, Redhook’s Winterhook has changed slightly each year to celebrate the season and keep everyone on their toes. After all, no one likes getting the same gift twice. The 30th version of Winterhook brewed for this year offers a rich caramel body that balances a big malt backbone with the aggressively dry hopped brew, making this year’s winter ale slightly naughty and very nice.

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Redhook Winterhook

Stone Coffee Milk Stout

Brewery Description: From imperial stouts to IPAs, we’ve discovered the tantalizingly roasty lift that comes from adding coffee beans to just about any kind of beer. This English-style milk stout, originally a limited-edition offering at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station, proved the perfect foil for beans from San Diego-based Ryan Bros Coffee. The bitterness of the coffee is balanced out brilliantly by the milk sugar we used to add a touch of sweetness and creaminess to the stout’s smooth, easy-drinking texture. Cheers to the coalescence of two highly artisanal (and delectable) mediums.

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Stone Coffee Milk Stout

Summit Winter Ale

Brewery Description: One taste and it’s easy to see why the Brits call this style Winter Warmer. Nutty, roasted malt flavor with hints of coffee, caramel, cocoa and a dash of hop spice. It’ll warm your cockles. Whatever those are. Now available in 12oz cans!

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Summit Winter Ale

Widmer Brrr

Brewery Description: Warm up with a cold one. Or two. Our winter red ale is the perfect treat, naughty or nice. The deep red body fills your glass, and a citrusy hop aroma fills your nose. Then caramel and chocolate malts reward you with a perfectly balanced, malty sweet flavor and velvety finish.

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Widmer Brrr

 

Tell us, which winter seasonal are you stocking up on to get through the cold weather, and what are you looking forward to trying?

All images via brewers’ websites unless otherwise noted.

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