Sierra Nevada’s winter seasonal was one of the first winter ales I fell in love with after I moved to Washington State. Winter is my favorite season on the beer calendar. There are always so many good beers to choose from that have a bit more “oomph” than most offerings released during the rest of the year.
The winter seasonals tend to offer a bit more hop … a bit more malt … a bit more alcohol … a bit more flavor! “Winter Warmers” as they are sometimes called are among my favorite beers because of the depth and complexities they offer. No need for subtlety here, although there’s plenty to be had.