Saturday, October 9, 2010

Straw poll: Winter ales?

A quick question for all readers (and writers) of this blog: what winter ales would you recommend? (Any thoughts on what defines a winter ale also welcome.)

Have you ever tried any of the following seasonal beers from some of my favourite breweries?
  • Box Steam, Xmas Dark Box
  • Cairngorm, Howler
  • Orkney, Clootie Dumpling
  • Ringwood, XXXX Porter
  • Vale, Hadda's Winter Solstice


  1. I think I could go for one of these on a cold winter morning in
    Kentucky (and they have VERY cold winter mornings)


  2. What makes a winter ale? Gravity.