Winter might not be the first season most people think of when they hear the term IPA. But, for hopheads, IPAs are a year ‘round indulgence. To a dedicated hop aficionado, an après ski at the bottom of the slopes is just as fitting of a place to sip a juicebomb as plopped on a cozy couch watching football. Fireside: grab an IPA. Hot tubbing: bring an IPA along for the soak. For fans of the style, there are more reasons to drink an IPA in the winter than hot cocoa.
Winter-ready IPAs can be elusive, so to make your hunt easier, here are 7 Hoppy Winter Seasonals you can have sent straight to your door via Tavour’s independent craft beer delivery app:
It’s hard to find anything more winter-festive than Christmas tree aromas. The creative crew at Best of Hands brewed this IPA with spruce tips for resinous bursts of pine!
They also hopped the brew with Citra and Azacca to rocket the palate through quenching, fruit-forward complexity. Juicy mango, lush tangerine, and piquant cherry flavors come in waves, leading to a lingering, lusciously bittersweet finish of evergreen and candied citrus.
This dream team brewed it with Columbus, Simcoe, Nugget, and NZ Cascade Hops for some seriously tangy dankness. Then, they kicked it up a notch by adding real orange and lemon zest. Cracking into this can is like bursting open a citrus piñata!
But, you won’t expect it from the color. This juice-hazed Night Island is a dark-as-night Black IPA. You can trick your friends into trying it without telling them what type of beer it is, then watch their faces light up from the surprise juiciness. What better way to bring holiday cheer on a cold, dark winter’s night than with a pitch-black brew that beams with zesty flavors of sunshine?
Beers from Reuben’s Crush Hazy IPA series are arguably their most sought-after releases.
With waves of cinnamon-kissed, orange-pineapple hop notes, Rye Crush evokes memories of fruity, spiced holiday baked goods. It’s a big-time taproom favorite, and is beloved behind the scenes by the Reuben’s crew.
This rising star brewery celebrates three years and 500 batches of beer with a hefty quadruple strength IPA!
The brewers packed MURK MERCHANTS with an insane amount of hops — we’re talking Citra, Strata, Mosaic, Mosaic Cryo, Simcoe Cryo, Cashmere Cryo, Talus, and Australian Galaxy! In case you weren’t counting, that’s a whopping eight types of hops!
Each velvety sip drips with the flavors of succulent pineapples, juicy oranges, creamy mangoes, and zesty grapefruit — all from that hefty hop bill. And, thanks to those smooth and supple Cryo cones, there’s barely a whisper of bitterness in this brew.
With a taste this easy-drinking, its well-hidden 12.5% ABV is a wonderful way to warm up after a snowball fight!
From their taproom favorite Murk Series, comes Murky Christmas Holiday New England IPA. The brewers use passion fruit and peachy Galaxy, apricot lemonade-like Citra, and spiced coconut and melon-filled Cashmere Hops.
It comes packed with a pillowy mouthfeel that explodes with juicy goodness and shouts “Murky Christmas” to your taste buds.
Good grown-up boys and girls don’t have to rely on Santa this year. Not when Tavour delivers winter fresh IPAs like this to your house. You don’t even need a chimney!
Each week on the Tavour app, we highlight top-notch beers from independent craft breweries across the U.S. — and sometimes even from abroad! Here are just a few of the sought-after IPAs we shared with beer lovers recently. Have you scheduled your beer delivery yet?
Many of us get a bit down when the weather gets cold, and sunny days are fewer. While you might be tempted to just hunker down and wait for spring like some kind of hibernating bear, you do have better options as a craft beer fan. Beyond the usual heavy-hitting Stouts and Winter Ales lining local store shelves this season, beer delivery provides an opportunity to step outside the box. Today’s craft beer movement brims with bright and tropical brews that’ll melt away winter fatigue! It’s time to crank up the heat and pop out a beach chair next to the beer fridge. Clever craft fans can create a vacation through their beer delivery by looking for sunny sippers like these:
Each week on the Tavour app, we highlight top-notch beers from independent craft breweries across the U.S. — and sometimes even from abroad! Here are just a few of the sought-after Stouts we shared with beer lovers recently. Have you scheduled your beer delivery yet?