The weather has not warmed up at all — in fact it’s getting colder — which makes this the perfect time to try a nice winter wamer at your local bar. A good way to sample something new and find a new favorite is to try a beer flight. A few of the great bars in the North Dallas Corridor weighed in on their best winter beers.
Flying Saucer is the place to be adventurous in your beer selection, but with so many choices it’s hard to know where to start. The folks here recommend the Franconia Winter Wheat, Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout, Armadillo Brunch Money, Revolver Cinnamon Girl, and Maui Coconut Porter. While these are very different beers, you will love their dark, spiced flavors — perfect for this cold weather.
Located at Vitruvian Park, Addison Ice House offers great beers and a great view. The best winter beers to try here are the Gingerbread by Grapevine, Rahr & Sons Visionary Brew Pumpkin Ale, Southern Tier’s Warlock Pumpkin Stout, Samuel Adams Gingerbread Stout, and Coedo. There are some great local brews in the mix here — Rahr & Sons is a Fort Worth brewery that enlisted Dallas artists to design the Pumpkin Ale label. Coedo, interestingly enough, is a Japanese craft beer made from sweet potatoes.
A newcomer to Addison’s bar scene, Yard House brings it with 119 different beers to choose from. Right now, they recommend trying Samuel Adams Winter Lager, Woodchuck Winter Cider, and Lakewood Temptress. The Temptress, an imperial stout, is their number one seller at the moment and they say the flavor is absolutely phenomenal.
Take advantage of this time to try a winter beer flight before these amazing brews are gone.