Winter Beers to Keep You Warm(er)

Winter is a-brewin’, so why not warm up with a tall winter beer crafted for the season? Look no further than these local spots dedicated to serving frothy brews that are sure to keep you warm during San Diego’s chilly months!

If the beach is calling your name, head to Pacific Beach AleHouse.

You can delight in one of Pacific Beach AleHouse‘s house brews as you relax in their laid-back atmosphere. Warm up this winter with their Nitro Coffee Oatmeal Stout. It’s a robust brew characterized by its dominating coffee aroma. The stout is also balanced by the presence of oatmeal and the complexity. Additionally, its mouth feel brought by a nitrogen gas blend. A fundamentally chef-inspired brew, this creation contains fifteen pounds of Café Moto Phillip Rally whole beans. Needless to say, it boasts smoked almonds and coco nib characteristics.

Nautilus Tavern is a newer addition to La Jolla’s booming culinary scene.

Nautilus Tavern isa coastally-inspired hangout that pairs reinvented American classics. It is also complete with a seasonal draft list to yield a go-to neighborhood destination for all of the city’s beer-lovers to enjoy. Warm your bones with a Goose Island Bourbon Stout. Comprised of charred oak, warm vanilla and caramel tasting notes, it’ll leave you reminiscent of chilly days spent cozied up by a crackling fire place.

If you prefer to sip your beer with a hearty meal, look no further than Wood Ranch in Mission Valley.

Known for their unbeatable barbecue and downright tasty sides, this San Diego dining spot exudes welcoming vibes as well as warmth indicative of the restaurant’s culinary specialties. Treat yourself to one of Wood Ranch‘s signature dishes as you dive into a frothy pour of Thorn Street Cocomotive. This robust porter is characterized by its toasted coconut, rich chocolate and mild char flavor notes.

Winter Beers at Barrel RepublicEscape the chill with a pint in-hand at one of Barrel Republic’s three locations

Can’t decide on just one winter brew this year? Swing by one of Barrel Republic in Pacific Beach, Carlsbad or Oceanside. Known as the craft beer mecca of San Diego, this happening spot boasts over 40 rotating drafts. Barrel Republic is complete with a variety of styles and flavor profiles to suit all palates. Enjoy the “freedom to pour” mentality that enables guests to pour their own beer with just the swipe of a wrist band. Also, be sure to try The Lost Abbey‘s Gnoel De Abbey. It’s brimming with rich seasonal aromas of freshly brewed espresso. Gnoel De Abbey also has hints of cocoa, vanilla, holiday spice and a crisp finish of coffee bitterness.

Sweater weather is upon us, fellow San Diegans. So, be sure to beat the cold with a trip to any of these top-notch beer havens around the city!

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