Recap: Brew Barons at Winter Beer Fest 2015

Photo by Winter Brew Fest.

Awesome winter beers to try before they vanish like our daylight hours!

Having holiday withdrawals? Have no fear, you can still get fantastic holiday and winter seasonal beers all over the Sound at your local tap house, bottle shop, or brew pub. If you happened to miss this year’s Winter Beer Festival and the plethora of sensational winter beers that were on tap, take a look at the list of selections we sampled below.

Photo by Washington Brewers Guild.
Photo by Washington Brewers Guild.

Our favorites are bolded:

  • Counterbalance – Bad Wolf Dark Ale
  • Black Raven – Festivus, Splinters Bourbon BA Scotch Ale
  • Der Blokken – Mexican Chocolate Stout
  • Diamond Knot – Storm Surge Winter Ale
  • Elliot Bay – Chai Noale
  • Flying Bike – Cask-Conditioned Chocolate Vanilla Stout
  • Fremont – S’Mores Bonfire Ale, Bourbon Abominable Winter Ale
  • Geaux – Vanilla Mint Chai Stachmo Imp Oat Stout
  • Georgetown – Chocolate Mint Stout Herb & Spice Beer
  • Icicle – Dark Persuasion
  • Island Hoppin’ – Red Ale
  • Issaquah Brewhouse – Frosty Frog
  • Naked City – The Big Lebrewski White Russian Imp Stout, Bing Spiced Cherry Ale
  • Peddler – Snow Beer’d
  • Postdoc – Frau Perchta Winter Weizenbock
  • Rainy Daze – Sunrise Coffee Porter
  • Silver City – Wonderland Ale and Old Scrooge Strong Ale
  • Two Beers/ Seattle Cider Co – Oaked Maple Cider
  • Wingman – Stratofortress Belgian Dark Strong, Noel Christmas Ale
Photo by Jered Perez & Kelsey Uy.
Photo by Jered Perez & Kelsey Uy.

Session 1 People’s Choice Award Winners

  • 3rd Place – Rainy Daze – Only The Tip Double IPA
  • 2nd Place – Silver City – Old Scrooge Strong Ale
  • 1st Place – Icicle – Dark Persuasion German Chocolate Cake Ale
Photo by Winter Brew Fest.
Photo by Winter Brew Fest.

Winter Beer Festival was held December 4-5, 2015 at Magnuson Park. Click here for more information about the event or future events hosted by Washington Brewers Guild.