Winter Warmer, 7.0% ABV
This red beer (“for the rest of us”) has sweet plum and ginger tones, making this brew from the ‘yunk dangerously drinkable. The level of ginger in this seasonal brew is not for the weak of tongue, but dig in when you’re truly ready for Christmas in a glass. Minty aromas and hints of brown sugar make the hops harder to detect.
Winter Warmer, 6.5% ABV
Sly Fox’s take on a holiday ale infuses ginger in its mash, balanced out by cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg spices, and if there’s anything you ever need to feel festive any time of year, it’s nutmeg. The vanilla aromas could be confused with a pumpkin-happy harvest brew, but its initial sweet taste fades to a darker, dryer, raisiny taste.
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Marielle Mondon is Philly-born freelance writer who has been waiting all year to bring Mad Elf to her book club. Check out her Internet life on Twitter and Instagram @MarielleMondon.