As soon as the snow flies and the chill of winter sets in, Canadians wardrobes and tastebuds change. We add on the layers to stay warm, and we seek comfort from food and drink.
Festive gingerbread cookies, eggnog and pumpkin spice lattes are in high demand–as are strong winter ales.
With summer behind us, the need for a cold light brew by the campfire morphs into the need for something heartier that warms you from the inside out.
Characteristics of Winter Beer
A winter beer is stronger, often has a higher alcohol content and sometimes features spices, all of which promise to warm the cockles of your heart, and your gut.
This winter, whether you’re craving the taste of our traditional award-winning Steam Whistle Premium Pilsner or if you’re looking for something more robust to help stave off the chill of winter, we’ve got you covered.
To satisfy your thirst for a winter beer, we have two excellent choices for you: Von Bugle Munich Lager for a smooth premium dark lager or Fat Tire Amber Ale with herbal hops and a light malty finish.
Top Winter Beer Picks
Von Bugle Munich Lager is a delicious sessionable dark lager with unforgettable citrusy, toasted nuts and bready flavour. This well-balanced medium-bodied lager’s taste comes the use of a rare kind of hops called, Kazbek hops.
Fat Tire Amber Ale is the perfect balance between hops and malt for an easy-drinking beer. With the rich aroma of caramel and biscuits and the subtle flavours of fennel and green apple to round out this delicious wintery beer.
If you’re ready to try one of our winter ales fresh from the tap, come see us. Steam Whistle Brewery and our Biergarten are open throughout the winter, allowing you to buy from our store or dine-in at our German-inspired Biergarten.
In addition to beautiful, warming brews, the Biergatren serves hearty German-inspired meals like Chicken Schnitzel, which pairs perfectly with our Von Bugle and Fat Tire winter ales.
Don’t let the winter blues get the best of you! Get out and about this season!
The Winter Craft Beer Fest
Are you a beer connoisseur; do you have a sweet spot for craft beers? Good news! Winter Craft Beer Festival is upon us!
This auspicious (and delicious) event is coming to Roundhouse Park on Saturday, February 1st, 2020. Mark the day on your calendar, so you don’t forget to join Steam Whistle, along with other craft breweries and fellow beer lovers in celebration of all things craft beer.
The Winter Craft Beer Festival is something for all beer-loving Canadians to look forward too in 2020. Winter ales, good food and festivities are the perfect reason to don your long-johns and get outside in search of winter craft beer adventures!
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