In the winter, beer can be the perfect way to cozily warm yourself up. Here are five awesome beers that you should try this winter, preferably next to a fireplace:

 

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(totalwine.com)

1. Samuel Adams Winter Lager is a ruby colored, bold lager perfect for sipping on in the winter. Hints of cinnamon, ginger, and citrus lend a spicy warmth to the tongue.

 

 

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2. Harpoon Winter Warmer was one of America’s first seasonal beers. A New England classic, this Harpoon beer wonderfully blends holiday spices and is a pleasure to drink. Cinnamon and nutmeg flavors are complemented nicely by the malt’s sweetness.

 

 

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3. For a more unique holiday winter beer, check out Blue Moon’s Gingerbread Spiced Ale. A sweet cinnamon spice and warm gingerbread taste offer a winter beer unlike any other.

 

 

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4. Brewed by Rahr & Sons Brewing Company, Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter Warmer is a favorite among beer lovers. This beer is released in December, after being aged in an emptied bourbon barrel for four months. This English dark is definitely worth checking out.

 

 

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5. Guinness Generous Ale is a pretty new seasonal offering. Released in 2012, this dark mild ale is a lighter offering for winter beers. Not as strong or carbonated as other options, the Generous Ale is great for casually sipping on in the winter.

 

 

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