Vancouver’s Best Winter Beers

Winter can be hard; finding great seasonal beers shouldn’t be. To that end, we sipped our way across the province to present you with our picks for B.C.’s best winter beers.

Black Tusk Ale by Whistler Brewing Company
The folks in Whistler know what you need after a day on the slopes. Winner in “The Americas: Best Brown Ale” category at the World Beer Awards, you don’t want to miss this subtle sipper, brewed with chocolate and roasted malts. By the time the snow melts, it’ll be gone.

Blackheart Oatmeal Stout by Nelson Brewing Company
This black beauty will warm you up on a cold day. Billed as “So much more than just a breakfast drink,” the brewmaster suggests a shot of espresso in your pint in the morning.

Hermannator Ice Bock by Vancouver Island Brewery
Cozy up by the fire with a bottle of this bold limited release. You can pass on the box of chocolates as this smooth brew boasts a rich malt palate of caramel and cocoa.

Father John’s Winter Ale by Howe Sound
A perfect choice for a host gift at a dinner party, this light, spicy ale goes great with morsels from the cheese and dessert platters — and leaves you room to go back for seconds.

Rogers’ Chocolate Stout by Granville Island
Our favourite local chocolatier teamed up with the city’s power-brew-house to bring you a sweet treat that features flavours of coffee, fruit and dark chocolate.

Image courtesy of Danielle Scott.

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