Winter-Beers

A light and refreshing beer is not what we’re looking for when we’re going through firewood at an incredible rate. We want something a bit heartier with enough alcohol to warm us from the inside out. This doesn’t mean taste has to go by to the wayside. Here are 9 Beers You Need to Drink This Winter that will go great with some heavy stew on a cold night.

1. Troegs Mad Elf – Troegs

2. Full Sail Wassail – Full Sail

3. Left Hand Brewing Fade to Black Volume 4 – Left Hand Brewing Co.

4. Founders Backwoods Bastard – Founders Brewing Co.

5. 21st Amendment Fireside Chat – 21st Amendment Brewery

6. Bell’s Christmas Ale – Bell’s Brewery

7. Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout – Kentucky Ale

8. Cigar City Sugar Plum Brown Ale – Cigar City Brewing

9. New Belgium Snow Day – New Belgium Brewing

Pappy-Van-Winkle-Hot-Sauce

Pappy Van Winkle is the name in bourbon. Bottles have sent drinkers on wild goose chases and left others with empty bank accounts. While we can’t help you procure any of that elusive elixir, we can bring a little Pappy into your life in another way. Pappy Van Winkle Hot Sauce is aged in actual Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels. The distillery teamed with friends at Midland Ghost to make this flavorful hot sauce, which features the latter’s prized first generation Ghost Peppers. After the sauce was made, it was left to age in barrels that once held Pappy. That means you have a sauce that’s rich, oaky, and full of flavorful heat. Use it on meats, veggies, or, if you’re a special brand of crazy, just drink it straight from the bottle. It’s that good.