What is a good beer or brew for cold weather?

Question: What is a good brew for cold weather?
It is the middle of wintertime. What is a brew lover to do? Personally, I do not pay that much attention to the climate when I am picking out brew, at least not consciously. I possibly pick different beers one a red-hot pleasant era than I would on a freezing, rainy day but I do not do so with a mean. Even so, I know that there are some beers than give themselves more easily to cold weather than others.
Answer: Go dark. My first thoughts are of dark beers: porters or doppelbock’s, the really dark ones. Their spice tends to be big and chewy and requires that you slow down and savor them. After all, when a freezing breath is hammering around outside, who wants to be gulping down cold ones? No, when you are sitting at the fireplace with a covering around your shoulders and drinking a great dark beer. Slow down with and sip contemplatively while you stare and the flames and consider your own mortality.
Besides being sipping beers, the large-scale, darks forms tend to preference good whether the outside temperature is freezing or warm. You can get a glass of the sudsy concoction and have it in a snifter in your hand and warm up and it is just as delicious as it was when you grabbed it out of the refrigerator. Lighter beers, extremely Pilsner and wan lagers, are approximately unpalatable when they get up to room temperature so they are best shunned when you are trying to stay warm. Go local if you can as it’s usually fresher. After all you sitting at home and staring at the flame regardless, maybe you met someone nice at the brewery to drink with you. If not at home with the fire and if the roads are not too bad, why not sound over to your regional brewpub? It “doesn’t really” matter what they are serving, the comradely of a very warm table on a freezing era is enough to thaw the iciest of moods. Go boozy, The extreme brew fluctuation has brought a whole emcee of high-alcohol beers to our brew collect shelves. Besides being delectable sippers, these beers carry that added benefit of the warming detect of booze. There is nothing cozier than spending an hour or so sipping a rich, flavorful extreme brew and searching its spices as it warms and changes character in your hand. So maybe you simply don’t want a brew. It’s cold and brew is a freezing drinking and good-for-nothing I say can reassure you to think otherwise. Fine, but remember, the warm climate is just two or three months away so why not take advantage of the cold weather down time to put back some homebrew? The red-hot steam from the brew pot and the smell of malted and hops will surely defrost your frozen beer-lovin’ person.

Or go to a festival, Believe it or not but breweries and organizers are containing brew fairs in this ridiculous climate. Having attended a couple , great beers happen at these festival. I can report that they are really enjoyable. Sure, it is cold as heck but good brew is spurting and there is usually some kind of heat source for everyone to gather around. There’s no better way to get close with your fellow brew lovers.
Cheers…

Free Pretzel At Der Biergarten In Sacramento!

So you need something to eat when you are drinking that great beer. We have the deal for you! Simply sign up for our text club and get a free pretzel code sent to you on your cell phone. Simply text Beer to 85775. One per person please.

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Top 5 Beer Gardens in The USA

If beer is something you love, then things don’t get much better than spending time in a beer garden. With variety in beer, casual atmosphere, and lots of like-minded people, beer gardens are the go-to way to relax for any beer lover. Though beer gardens are generally awesome places to be, finding the right garden can be a bit of a task. So, to help you find the best we’ve weeded out the bad ones and crafted a list of the top 5 in the country.

 

1) Der Biergarten:

Sacramento Beer Garden at night

Der Biergarten In Sacramento at night

Located in sunny Sacramento California, Der Biergarten takes the cake for best overall beer garden. With an authentic German vibe and an unmatched selection of 32 beer varieties, Der Biergarten is a true beer lover’s paradise. Without blaring music or annoying televisions, the wide open space at this garden is perfect for socializing, making it as pleasant to the ears and eyes as it is to the taste buds. Germans are notorious for their amazing beer, and nothing makes a better pair than beer and sausages. Der Biergarten not only provides this pairing, but the sausages are brought in direct from Sacramento’s best butcher.

 

 

2) Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden:

New York Beer Garden

Located in Queens, New York, it is known as one of the oldest beer gardens in New York. Previously it was a European social club, but now it’s a favorite spot for beer-loving New Yorkers. The beer list is rather extensive, and the fare is catered toward hipsters, artists and yuppies. Overall, if you find yourself in Queens this is one of the gardens to check out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3) Scholz Garten:

Texas Beer Garden in Austin

Austin Texas Beer Garden

Located in Austin, Texas, this is another garden that has roots surrounding Bavaria. It is the oldest continually operating business in all of Austin so patrons know it’s worth checking out. Austin is known for its western influences, and the exterior of this garden displays that theme rather pleasantly. Inside, patrons are transported to Bavaria with bench seating and enough beer to make them forget that they aren’t actually in Germany.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4) :

Lowry Beer Garden

Located in Denver, Colorado, this beer garden stays true to the fame that surrounds Denver’s craft brew scene. They’ve decided to stick hard and fast to evolution, and they’re always updating their offering list to appease the variety of people that come and visit this exciting attraction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5) Sheffield’s: Located in Chicago, Illinois, this final garden has achieved acclaim from a variety of magazines, including Food & Wine. It’s one of the only gardens in the country that doesn’t care about cold weather. While most gardens will close when winter comes, Sheffield’s remains open, offering their assortment of beers to be enjoyed by their bonfire with some freshly cooked barbeque. When the summer comes back to town, they offer an assortment of live outdoor music for patrons to party to while they enjoy their beer.

 

America is the melting pot of people groups and cultures, and with this list of beer gardens you’ll be able to find the best place for you. Regardless of where you decide to go, make sure to drink responsibly.

Der Biergarten opens as midtown’s latest beer destination

A story from our friends at http://www.sactownmag.com/

The long-awaited Der Biergarten opened its doors this weekend at 24th and K streets.

Midtown has a new home for foam at Der Biergarten, the long-delayed open-air beer destination that served up its first official brews over the weekend at 24th and K streets.

Local hopheads can try one of 32 draft beers and munch from a food menu of sausages, hot dogs, pretzels, salads and “Belgies”—ham sandwiches on waffles brimming with esoteric extras like mustard, cream cheese or chipotle raspberry sauce. Visitors order from a tap house and kitchen converted by owner Sean Derfield from industrial-size shipping containers, and gather at rows of communal tables or among the boisterous, streetside crowd framed by heavy redwood rails.

And while the place thrums with couples and groups (and even some of their dogs; the establishment is pooch-friendly) from happy hour to closing time, Der Biergarten is both scene and sanctuary for true beer believers of any (legal) age. The selections split evenly between classic German offerings and excellent West Coast brews; one-liter steins of Hofbrau Dunkel and Weihenstephaner share table space with tall, blooming glasses of golden Erdinger and svelte, sumptuous pints of Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery in Oregon.

Choice beer picks include the Alt-Bier from Redlands-based Hangar 24 Brewery as well as Der Biergarten’s house blonde ale crafted by Lost Coast Brewery in Eureka and Buffalo Lager from Sacramento’s own New Helvetia Brewing Co. On the food side, the decadent DerFinator—a cheese-stuffed, bacon-wrapped, BBQ sauce-doused hot dog delivered on a bun slathered with cream cheese, red onions and Der Biergarten’s “secret garlic sauce”—is a must for meat-lovers, while vegetarians won’t go hungry with options like the hearty pretzel (served with mustard and cheese sauce) or cucumber salad with vinegar and dill dressing.

Der Biergarten is open seven days a week from 3 p.m.-10 p.m., weather permitting (“If it’s raining we are closed,” its website announces up front). Browse the full beer list and more atbeergardensacramento.com. For more on the local beer scene, pick up the February/March issue of Sactown Magazine for our complete Beer Lover’s Guide to Sacramento. Find a location near you here.