As my boy Ned Stark used to say, “Winter is coming.” Even though there really isn’t a winter in Florida, we can still pretend by drinking delicious seasonal beers. We’ve rounded up the tastiest winter beers in Brevard that will definitely put you in the holiday spirit. Take advantage of these brews while you can because they’re only here for a limited time. Here’s our guide to the best winter beers in Brevard. Cheers!
Hell ‘n Blazes Brewing Company
Hell ‘n Blazes Brewing Co. is located in Downtown Melbourne.
Cranny’s Last Supper
Wheat Ale, 6.6% ABV
Brewed with Belgian yeast with a sweet nose of cranberry and finishes with a refreshing tartness.
Imperial Stout, 11.5% ABV
This chocolate cherry stout is the perfect winter treat.
Smoked Pumpkin Ale
Amber Ale, 6.9% ABV
A smoky, crisp, malt-forward amber ale with a unique twist on the pumpkin beer.
Maple Amber, 5.7% ABV
Strong aromatics of maple and pine, with balanced notes of sweet caramel and toffee.
Red IPA, 7.4% ABV
A pleasant seasonal-spiced aroma that is perfect for fall and winter.
Gingerbread Stout, Black IPA and White IPA
Playalinda Brewing Company – Brix Project
The Brix Project is located in Titusville.
Surfing Santa Cranberry Ale
Cranberry Ale, 5.2% ABV
A tart and fruity cranberry ale perfect for the holiday season.
Peppermint Go Big
Imperial Stout, 11% ABV
Go big or go home with this peppermint Imperia Stout.
Homemade Apple Pie Cider
This Cigar City cider tastes like Grandma’s homemade apple pie in a bottle.
Playalinda Brewing Company – Hardware Store
The Hardware Store is located in Downtown Titusville.
Pumpkin Pie Slice Ale, 6.6% ABV
Your new go-to pumpkin brew.
Imperial Stout, 10% ABV
This Chocolate Pumpkin Imperial Stout is pure deliciousness.
Shelton’s Four Pack of Holiday Ales
Purchase Shelton’s four pack of Holiday Ales over at Playalinda Brewing Co.’s Hardware Store. Flavors include Ridgeway Brewing’s Lump of Coal Dark Holiday Stout, Bad Elf IPA, Very Bad Elf English Pale Ale and Seriously Bad Elf English Strong Ale. The boxed gift set is $26.
Intracoastal Brewing Company
Intracoastal Brewing Co. is located in Melbourne.
I Brought Pie
Apple Pie Ale, 5.9% ABV
It’s like apple pie in a glass, with sweet apple aroma, apple pie spices and a slight crust note.
Imperial Pumpkin Ale, 8.4% ABV
Pumpkin balanced with spice and vanilla, with a balanced malt backbone.
Gingerbread Stout, 8.0% ABV; Fashionably Late Eggnog, 6.0% ABV.
Coasters Pub & Biergarten
Coasters Pub & Biergarten is located in Melbourne.
Sixpoint Global Warmer
American Amber / Red Ale, 7% ABV
This winter seasonal will definitely warm you up with its toasted malt and bright hops.
Fat Head’s Holly Jolly Christmas Ale
Spiced Beer, 7.40% ABV
This spiced holiday ale has aromas and flavors of sweet malt, ginger, honey and cinnamon.
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By Alyssa Brady, Staff Writer