Beers I Have Known: Smuttynose Winter Ale

This series of posts is dedicated to the many, many six packs, pony kegs and pints that have sauntered into my life at one point or another.

Thanks to the best bar in town, I’ve been reminded of how much I enjoy the beers of New Hampshire’s Smuttynose Brewing Company. This time of the year, there are few things more enticing than a hearty winter ale. To the great credit of Smuttynose, theirs has the heavy body and rich flavor without being inundated with spices, more and more commonly pumped in at heightened levels in much the same way that hoppiness endurance tests were the norm across the craft brew world a few years ago. It’s just a fine beer, perfect for a brisk night when the warmth of the bar can offer respite from the howling winds outside.

Point Special
21st Amendment Bitter American
Abita Restoration Pale Ale
Rolling Rock
Skull Splitter
Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter
Red Stripe
Rhinelander Bock
Samuel Adams Boston Lager
New Glarus Brewing Company Wisconsin Belgian Red
ABA Hoppy Saison
Abita Strawberry Harvest Lager
Three Floyds Apocalypse Cow
French Broad Brewing Gateway Kolsch
Big Boss Brewing “High Monkey”
Stevens Point Brewery Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale
The Native Brewing Company The Eleven Brown Ale
Labatt Blue

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