Top Ale and Cider Picks for Winter Season

Compliment the spiced up nature of Melkbus Winter with our top festive ales and spiced cider picks for this Winter season! Try one or try them all… either way, you won’t be disappointed.

  1. Anchor Christmas Ale 2014
    A winter warmer. Every year the label and recipe changes slightly to keep the thrill of the beverage. This past year, it was a dark spiced ale that had the aroma of nutmeg, ginger, spruce and light citrus.
  2. Samuel Smith Winter Welcome
    Honey-amber colored, creamy head of small bubbles, floral aroma and delicious caramel malt flavor with great finesse. There is a fruity note from fermentation.
  3. Southern Tier 2XMAS
    Double Spiced Ale that is a recipe of traditional glogg which is a warm, boosy Swedish holiday beverage. It has cardamom, figs, orange peels, cloves and ginger root giving this drink a refreshingly balanced subtle spice.
  4. 21st Amendment Fireside Chat
    A winter warmer that has hints of cinnamon, coffee, and chocolate with an ample malt backbone.
  5. Fox Barrel Pacific Pear Cider
    A sweet pear cider that is apple-juice-based.
  6. Woodchuck Farmhouse Select Original 91
    Very sweey but is very apple-y cider without being overly cloying.
  7. Woodchuck Winter Oak Aged Draft Cider
    A balanced taste between sweet and dry but has hints of bourbon and vanilla resulting in a smoky-but-smooth flavor.
  8. Samuel Smith’s Organic
    It is the perfect balance between sweet and is exactly what hard apple cider should taste like. It has just the right amount of sweetness to go down easy.

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