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WINTER BEERS TO KEEP YOU COZY

Updated: Dec 20, 2023

As the frosty embrace of winter settles in, our favorite craft breweries are delivering an exciting array of beers. Think richer, sweeter, darker roasted. These seasonal brews bring comfort and cheer to the coldest months, offering an array of flavors to explore fireside. From spiced ales that evoke the festive spirit to rich, dark stouts that provide solace from the chill, winter beers are a testament to the creativity of our local brewers.



Surf City, NC

 

The Winter Brew

Turtle Tinsel Christmas Ale

 

What makes Turtel Tinsel unique?

This is an amber ale brewed with local honey, cinnamon, and ginger. At 7% abv, this is the perfect sipper to keep you warm on those cold days.

 

Perfect Pairing

An Apple Pie

 

A cozy winter tune to go along with this beer?



 

 Wrightsville Beach, NC


The Winter Brew

Masonboro Barleywine (8.4% abv, 65 ibu)

 

What makes Masonboro Barleywine unique?

 This English-style Strong Ale is a smooth, malty brew with a hint of alcohol warmth, perfect for sipping on a crisp winter evening.

 

Perfect Pairing

Pair it with our Short Rib Pizza, topped with creamy mornay sauce, mozzarella, bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, and braised short rib.

 

A cozy winter tune to go along with this beer?

Texas Sun by Khruangbin & Leon Bridges (while daydreaming of the warm summer days and the wind in our hair.)


 

 Wilmington, NC


The Winter Brew

“Six Pistols” Baltic Porter 9.5% ABV

 

What makes Six Pistols unique?

It’s smooth, but sneaky and mimics its name, “Six Pistols” which is what Blackbeard carried hidden on his chest. Our 6th Anniversary Baltic Porter is just as sly with notes of toasted marshmallows, vanilla, and chocolate creating a false notion that it’s crushable. Beware of our special blend of Chocolate, Pale & Munich Malts as it will feel reliable and trustworthy but knock you down if you’re not careful.

Just as the day gets darker during the winter, so should the beer. The rich, dark & roasted flavors help deliver that warm and cozy feeling we all need in the colder months.

 

Perfect Pairing

Baltic Porters pair perfectly with BBQ Chicken and rich cheeses, as well as chocolate. Whether you're hungry for dinner or a snack, this brew will be perfect.

 

A cozy winter tune to go along with this beer?

 

 

 Wilmington, NC


The Winter Brew

"Udder My Name", Shaka milk stout

 

What makes Udder My Name unique?

The flavors of this milk stout lead off with decadent dark chocolate and then transform into a malt ball/ milk chocolate finish, served with a Graham cracker rim for enhanced flavor and texture.

 

The Perfect Pairing

Bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with herbed goat cheese.

 

A cozy winter tune to go along with this beer?


 

 Wilmington, NC


The Winter Brew

Strongman Coffee Milk Stout (5.3% ABV)

 

What makes Udder My Name unique?

This fan-favorite seasonal stout is made for the holidays! Perfect for fireside chats and Christmas morning sips, indulge in the aromatic dark roast and chocolate notes from Asheville’s Dynamite Roasting Co.'s organic coffee that lends a Cuban-style café con leche sweetness balanced by a creamy, medium body and clean finish. Skip the milk for Santa, and leave him a glass of Strongman. Available in 6-packs of 16oz now through Spring at Hi-Wire taprooms and across Hi-Wire's nine-state distribution footprint.

 

The Perfect Pairing

Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies

 

A cozy winter tune to go along with this beer?





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