I made some glaring omissions in my previous post about BC Winter beers. My list was not complete and so I felt compelled to add the following beers to it:
Also, from outside of BC:
Any of the above beers will warm you up on a cold winter day and I highly recommend picking them up should you find them.
As the seasons change, so does the availability of craft beer. I, for one, am thankful for this, especially as I regard the changing of the current season as going from bad to worse. What better way to cheer yourself up in this dreary weather than to sip a winter warmer from one of BC’s great breweries? I can think of a few things, but none so simple and effective as grabbing a winter ale (or a few) and watching the healing Canucks thrash Colorado.
Many BC breweries have already released their winter beers and a few still have barley wines on the way. Joy to the world! Here are a few BC winter brews you might consider trying:
Also, some other fine non BC breweries have produced tasty winter ales:
If the rain, darkness, and cold displease you as much as they do me, I suggest one of the above as a temporary and enjoyable remedy.
Victoria’s Lighthouse Brewing is releasing its first ever seasonal limited release beer, a winter ale. It’s going to be an English style winter warmer, a malty sweet beer that can sometimes taste a bit spicy, although no spice was actually added to this one. It will be available on draught and in bottles starting tomorrow, Monday November 2nd. There are only 2000 six packs of bottles being released, so make sure to grab a box if you can. Lighthouse generally brews good beer and I imagine that their winter ale won’t disappoint.
What might be more significant than the launch of a tasty new beer is that this is Lighthouse’ first ever seasonal release. They credit their new bottling line as giving them the capability to release small batch beers in an affordable way. I hope this is the first of many seasonal releases for them.