Enjoy a taste of winter

Farm Forum

Whether you’re at a bar with some friends or enjoying a brew by the fireplace, nothing beats a good beer during a cold winter night.

With that in mind, here are some of the most popular beers to enjoy in cold weather, according to bartenders and liquor suppliers in Aberdeen. Enjoy responsibly.

Jon Hepola, co-owner, bartender, Slackers Bar & Hobby, 115-1/2 S. Main St.

Sixth Glass, Boulevard Brewing Company — “Great dark fruit taste and high maltiness combined with a high alcohol by volume makes you feel warmer when it’s colder out.”

Chimney Sweep, Schells Brewing Company — “Rich, smoky and sweet black lager.”

Oasis Imperial IPA, Tallgrass Brewing Company — “Really, it’s the perfect beer for any season.”

Chris Davidson, liquor manager, Ken’s SuperFair Foods, 2105 Sixth Ave. S.E.

Fat Tire, New Belgium Brewery — “An amber lager, great out of the bottle and even better on tap.”

1554 New Belgium Brewery — “Another beer from the folks at New Belgium. This is an enlightened black ale, somewhat like Guinness, but not quite as heavy and bitey.”

Budweiser Black Crown, Anheuser-Busch Brewing Company — “This is an amber lager at a higher alcohol content. Very nice flavor, but probably something you would drink with a meal, or before a night out with friends, instead of something you would drink through a football game.”

Justin Himes, bartender, Tapz Bar, 2727 Sixth Ave. S.E.

Sam Adams Winter Lager, Boston Beer Company — “Really popular beer, it sells well, has a dark flavor, but it’s not overpowering.”

Winter Woodchuck Hard Cider, Vermont Hard Cider Company — “Technically not a beer, but very good. Has an oak taste, with hints of vanilla.”

Blue Moon Winter Abbey Ale, Blue Moon Brewing Company — “Full-flavored, has a caramel taste and a toffee finish with a hint of sugar.”

Eric Harris, assistant manager, Kessler’s Food and Liquor, 615 Sixth Ave. S.E.

Sam Adams Winter Lager, Boston Beer Company — “It’s one of our best sellers every winter.”

Snow Day, New Belgium Brewery — “A little hoppy, on the darker side, subtle chocolate and caramel flavor”

Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company — “Citrus and pine aroma, intense flavor that has a lot of hoppiness.”

Andrew Knight, bartender, Wild Oats Sports Bar and Grill, 322 S. Main St.

Crow’s Peak 11th Hour IPA, Crow’s Peak Brewing Company — “Brewed in Spearfish, a really nice, dark beer from a local brewery.”

Blue Moon Belgian Ale, Blue Moon Brewing Company — “Light, Belgian-style ale, one of my favorites, good all year round.”

Sapporo beer, Sapporo Breweries — “It’s brewed in Japan. We just got it in. I’ve heard some good things about it, worth trying at least once.”