ISO: Winter. Or Beers That Make Us Feel like it’s Winter
I’m not going to complain about the heat wave that hugged our region since, well, last spring, but I’m ready for winter. Real winter with cold and snow and more snow. Not the stuff of stories. The Colorado girl in me has had it with warm and sticky days and was pretty stoked when I felt a nip in the air and thus deemed it chilly enough to finally done my winter coat. So bundle up I did and then headed off in search of one of my favorite types of beer: winter warmers. These rich and warming brews are my kind of drink. I love the creamy malty richness and traditional flavors of chocolate or coffee that linger on the tongue. The beers that offer up a little heat starting in the belly and then bloom sip after delicious sip. I’m a total sucker for a velvety stout or boozy lager heavy enough to eat with a spoon.