Feb 15, 2024 - News

🍻 Winter craft beers to try

Two beer cans

Photo: Mike Deehan

Even though we're not exactly snowed in from this week's storm-that-wasn't, it's still a great time to take a look at some of the beers local breweries have come up with for the winter season.

  • These selections from New England breweries are mostly seasonal or one-off recipes and widely available where craft beers are sold.

Fog Nog by Abomination Brewing Company, North Haven, Connecticut.

  • Imperial IPA

Deehan's quickie review: I'm not a hop guy, let alone a fan of double dry hopped double IPAs like this. But I am a fan of the right spices and lactose that make this 9.1%er easily sippable.

Grade: B

Eros by River Styx Brewing Company, Fitchburg, Mass.

  • American imperial stout

Deehan's quickie review: From the dearly departed River Styx Brewing, this is the darkest stout I sampled this season.

  • The foamy head on this thing alone is darker than any beer most people have tried.
  • It really does have a hint of Oreos to it. Split this one with three or four friends in tiny sipping glasses since it's 11% ABV.

Grade: B

Keep sipping: See the rest of our seasonal brew reviews


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