I got a few Winter Brews at the store.
To me, the Anchor Christmas brews are the standard I measure all others against. This one delivers exactly what I expected, a complex spicy taste but still satisfying to drink. I love them after Turkey dinner.
Haven't had this yet. I bought it mostly for the wife who loves New Belgium brews, though I'm sure I'll enjoy it. It was described as an American-style India Pale Ale and has 6.6% ABV.
Not seasonal, but I also picked up a Green Flash Barleywine:
According to the bottle, it apparently has "an enormous Pacific NorthWest Hop charge".
It was good, but I liked Red Car's Night Train barleywine style ale better. Old Bob there is about to start making it again soon since 'tis the season.
Finally, I am stuck on and addicted to Bell Haven Scottish Ale. This shit is good.
Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.
-H. L. Mencken
The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which "unskilled people reach erroneous conclusions and make unfortunate choices but their incompetence robs them of the metacognitive ability to realize it." The unskilled therefore suffer from illusory superiority, rating their own ability as above average.