Winter Warmer – Columbus Brewing Co.
Dark beers are the best part about winter. Gone are the light beers there to quench our thirst in the summer. Winter is about enjoying a nice pint with friends that makes you forget about how the weather outside is frightful.
There’s a reason this beer is called the “Winter Warmer”. You can picture 19th century Brits drinking this beer in a dark London pub on a cold winter’s day. It has a dark color and a strong flavor full of English malts that make you feel warm on the inside. It also has a nice caramel flavor to it that smooths it out.
But this is exactly the kind of beer my girlfriend would pass back to me after one sip (not that I mind). Beer lovers will appreciate the subtle flavors, but it’s a heavy beer that casual beer drinkers probably won’t enjoy.
If you’re in not-so-tropical Central Ohio this winter and are looking for a pint, I’d give a thumbs up to the Winter Warmer by the Columbus Brewing Company. Plus CBC is in the heart of the Brewery District. I can’t think of a cooler name for a neighborhood than that.