Friday, November 6, 2009

Sinfully delicious list of Colorado winter seasonals

Winter SeasonalsLooking for a real tasty Colorado winter brew? One thing about the Colorado end of year time is that you never know what the season is going to be like. But one things for sure, this time of year brings out some of the best winter warmer beers in the entire region. Today I'm offering up a list of temptingly delightful, wet but warming, sinfully delicious Colorado winter seasonal brews that you should seek out and savor.

Many Colorado breweries reserve this time of year to bring out their more rare and exotic beers. These beers are usually brewed in limited quantities and tend to go quickly once they hit the shelves. Next time you're at your local liquor store, keep a look-out for these November + December winter seasonals.

Many of these brews have been reviewed here on Fermentedly Challenged in the past. If you'd like to know more about a beer, click on a beer name with a link to read a recent review or visit the brewery link for more details.

Some of the best of the Colorado winter seasonal beers are listed below. One or more of these are certain to capture your heart this holiday season.

Colorado Winter Seasonal Beers
(alphabetical order by brewery - UPDATED FOR December 2012)

- Jolly Holiday Nitro Ale - Arvada Beer Co.
- Pyramid Peak Porter - Aspen Brewing Co.
- Old Jubilation - Avery Brewing Co.
- Mephistopheles' Stout - Avery Brewing Co.
- The Czar Imperial Stout - Avery Brewing Co.
- Bearded Clam Winter Warmer Ale - Big Beaver Brewing
- Winter Abbey Ale - Blue Moon Brewing.
- Christmas Ale - Breckenridge Brewery
- Obovoid Oak-Aged Oatmeal Stout - Boulder Beer Co.
- Never Summer Ale - Boulder Beer Co.
- Christmas Ale - Bristol Brewing Co.
- No. 23 Barleywine - Bristol Brewing Co.
- Winter Warlock - Bristol Brewing Co.
- Winter Spice Ale - Copper Kettle Brewing Co.
- Oatmeal StoutCrabtree Brewing Co.
- Snow Cat Coffee Stout - Crazy Mountain Brewery.
- Immolator Doppelbock - Dry Dock Brewing Co.
- Winter Warmer Barleywine - Equinox Brewing Co.
- Big Shot Seasonal Ale - Fort Collins Brewery
- Holly Jolly Christmas Ale - Golden City Brewery.
- Hibernation Ale - Great Divide Brewing Co.
- Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Co.
- Death Star Imperial Stout - Great Storm Brewing
- Weihnachts Bier - Grimm Brothers Brewhouse
- The Dark One - Milk Stout - High Hops Brewing
- Warrior IPA - Left Hand Brewing Co.
- Oak Aged Imperial Stout - Left Hand Brewing Co.
- Fade to Black Vol. 4 - Left Hand Brewing Co. (New type each year)
- Oak Aged Widdershins - Left Hand Brewing Co.
- Dropkick Stout - Mountain Sun
- Frambozen - New Belgium Brewing Co.
- Snow Day Winter Ale - New Belgium Brewing Co.
- Isolation Ale - Odell Brewing Co.
- Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout - Odell Brewing Co. (Jan. 2013)
- Ten Fidy Imperial Stout - Oskar Blues
- Winter Warmer (nitro tap) - Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew
- Nipple Mountain Nip Barleywine - Pagosa Brewing Co.
- Mint Chocolate Porter - Palisade Brewing Co.
- Sleeping Elephant Winter Warmer - Pateros Creek Brewing
- Avarice Belgian-style Imperial Stout - River North Brewing
- Euphoria Pale Ale - Ska Brewing Company
- Spruce Goose Ale - Steamworks Brewing Co.
- Gingerbread Man - Strange Brewing Co.
- Cocoa Porter Winter Warmer - Tommyknocker Brewery
- Chilly Water Baltic Porter - Trinity Brewing Co.
- Northstar Imperial Porter - Twisted Pine Brewing Co.
- Pumpkin AleUpslope Brewing Co.
- Olde Skiddy Barleywine - Vine Street Pub & Brewery
- Redemption Oatmeal Stout - Wild Mt. Smokehouse & Brewery

Didn't see your favorite Colorado late season beer in this list? Tell us what other Colorado beers you enjoy this time of year and we'll add it to the list.

Recently Retired Winter Ales:
- Snowbound Winter Ale - Left Hand Brewing
- 2° Below Winter Ale - New Belgium Brewing Co.

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