The first snowflakes of winter have fallen, meaning it's finally time to trade in those fall harvest ales for something a little bolder and more festive.
With 13 craft breweries on the Susquehanna Ale Trail, you're sure to find your new favorite winter brew. We've compiled a list of full-bodied beers boasting notes of chocolate, coffee and spice. They're sure to warm your body and soul after a long, cold day outside.
Oh, and because some of these seasonal releases, we can't guarantee availability, so get that growler and start exploring the Susquehanna Ale Trail today to find bold hops, rich flavor and great beer!
Even the name makes you sound toasty and warm. This amber-colored lager clocks in at 5.25 percent ABV, making it easy to drink by a roaring fire.
On those days when it's too cold, even for a trip to the brewery, you'll be happy you made your own delicious Winter Warmer from Bailee's, where you can find everything you need to brew at home.
This is a winter classic, made even better served on a nitrogen tap. It's a smooth chocolate milk stout that will warm up a chilly winter day.
Brewed with 12 different hops, this North East IPA bursts with tropical and citrus notes sure to brighten up the holiday season.
This festive seasonal brew blends a Winter Dubbel with local cider, bourbon and mulling spices. Enjoy it the brewery, where you can pair your beer with a dinner underground in The Catacombs.
Dark, malty and boasting a 7.5 percent ABV, this is a big oatmeal stout brewed with pecans and coconut. It'll warm you up fast.
Like a hearty breakfast, this oatmeal stout will keep you going in the winter. It's conditioned on Guatemalan coffee and Vietnamese cinnamon, leading some online reviews to describe it as enjoying a cinnamon roll after a morning coffee.
Sometimes, even in the dead of winter, you want a refreshing craft beer. This offering from Lydian Stone fits the bill, plus it's brewed with caramel and chocolate malts.
Another bold stout, this beer pairs well with an after-dinner chocolate dessert.Rumspringa brewed this beer as a tribute to the Trappist monks of Belgium and says it features notes of dried fruits and spices. The perfect beer to enjoy around the holidays!
This unique Barleywine makes use of freshly harvested spruce tips to give it hints of pine sure to remind you of the season.
This imperial saison is spicy and fruity at the same time. Star anise, ginger, clove and black peppercorn give it a distinct taste perfect for cold winter nights.
One of Wyndridge Farm's flagship beers, the Barn Dog Imperial Porter can be enjoyed year-round, but this rich and smooth porter is particularly tasty on a snowy day spent inside.
With so many great beers to try, plan a weekend getaway to visit all the Susquehanna Ale Trail locations on your list. Visit a few over an entire weekend with a year-round Explore York lodging package.