Winter ale, 6.7%
If you’re in an area where Deschutes is available, it’s very likely that the release of Jubelale in October is the pot-bellied adult equivalent of waking up on Christmas morning. Fruity, sweet, spicy, hoppy, and deeply satisfying, it’s basically what you’d expect from one of Oregon’s best breweries.
Red ale, 5.5% (in cans) or 6.5% (in 750ml bottles)
Pottstown and Phoenixville, PA
Even when radio stations begin jamming playlists full of Nat King Cole and decorations start popping up before Halloween, there is something to be said for beers that are able to wear their festiveness on their sleeve as well as this beer can. With packaging that flat out looks like a candy cane, you shouldn’t be surprised that this is made with all of the spices you find around the holidays, including clove, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. The bottled version packs a slightly bigger punch, but it’s perfect for sharing, if you’re into that kind of thing.