Keeping warm on a chilly night is easier with a beer brewed specifically for the winter season. Whether it’s hoppy or spiced, Philadelphia breweries have an impressive selection. With that said, see below for some of the best winter beers from local Philadelphia breweries.

Sly Fox Brewery’s Christmas Ale 2015
331 Circle of Progress Dr.
Pottstown, PA 19464
(484) 524-8210

Sly Fox Christmas Ale 2015 is brewed with mulling spices including ginger, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and cloves, specifically designed to get you into the Christmas spirit.  This full bodied red ale is available during November and December for the holidays and can be enjoyed via a bottle (6.5% ABV), can (5.5% ABV) or on tap at a local tavern or at Sly Fox’s tasting room in Pottstown or Phoenixville.

Troegs Brewing Company’s Blizzard Of Hops Winter IPA
200 East Hershey Park Drive
Hershey, PA 17033
(717) 534-1297

Troegs Brewing Company brews two ales for the winter season – Mad Elf and Blizzard of Hops Winter IPA. The popular Mad Elf is available in November and December until supply lasts and has a ruby red color brewed with cherries, raw honey, cocoa, cinnamon and spices. The Winter IPA will take you deeper into the winter season and warm your spirits with hints of citrus and pine. Visit the brewery to try the beer with a pairing snack, or locate them in a local bottle shop or bar. Troegs Brewing uses only local ingredients.

Victory Brewing Company’s Winter Cheers
420 Acorn Lane
Downingtown, PA 19335
(610) 873-0881

Victory Brewing Company’s Winter Cheers is a German wheat beer delivering both fruity and spicy tastes with hints of banana and citrus abundant. It has an ABV of 6.7% and is available in 12 ounce bottles or on draft during the holiday season. It’s perfect with cheese and seafood or any festive meal. Victory has been brewing beer for 20 years and moves more than 125,000 barrels a year. The brewery uses only whole flower hops, creating better flavor and aroma.

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Weyerbacher Brewing Company’s Winter Ale
905 Line St.
Easton, PA 18042
(610) 559-5561

Weyerbacher Brewing Company’s Winter Ale is an English styled brown ale brewed with deep-roasted chocolate malt and differs from many on this list because it is not spiced. It is available during the fall and winter months and may be purchased in bottle shops, at the brewery in Easton, Pa. or on tap at bars throughout the city. At a low ABV of 5.6%, this beer is perfect for a hearty winter meal with good friends and family.

Philadelphia Brewing Company’s Winter Wunder
2440 Frankford Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19125
(215) 427-2739

Winter Wunder is a spiced holiday ale by Philadelphia Brewing Company, brewed with copious amounts of holiday cheer like cinnamon, allspice, clove, plums, dates and ginger. “The perfect wassailing ale” will help warm your spirits as you celebrate the holiday season with your friends and family. Available starting in mid November, Winter Wunder has a low ABV for a winter warmer, at only 6.2%, and is an easy beer to drink. It is found in most bottle stores during December as a six-pack or single and is also served on tap at select bars throughout the city.

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