I am now in York, the city with more pubs than days of the year. As such, I will be remaining here for at least a few months to do some exploring, and to work in a pub! On a related note, it is now the time of year for Winter ales, and since I am in York (a mere 10 miles from Tadcaster) who else would I bump in to than my old friend, the Samuel Smith’s Winter Welcome!
Over the last couple of years I have reviewed several beers that can only be found in stores at this time of year. So for your convenience, I have decided to put them all together into one post to help you navigate the oft’ overwhelming realm of the Winter ale/Christmas ale/Seasonal release shelves. This post is mostly applicable to British Columbia, but certain brews may be available in other jurisdictions too!
More winter ale reviews! My Dad and I tried both of these one night, just before Christmas.
Since returning to Vernon for the holidays, I have gone and checked out the Marten Brewing Company on a couple of occasions with family and friends.
With the Christmas season upon us, the liquor store shelves are now full of winter ales, Christmas ales, and special seasonal releases. In case any of you need a bit of help navigating all the options, here are my thoughts on just one of the many available choices!