4 Beers to Try This Month

Winter beers are meant to be different from summer beers. Don’t settle for your average beverage of choice- here are some unique, tasty options to treat yourself this season.

Sure, Guinness is great, especially when perched at an old, dark-wood bar top in an unpretentious tavern. Moreover, with the countless array of unique hoppy fermented grain beverages circulating these days, straying from the classics can be a bit  daunting. But, as they say, ‘tis the season!

South magazine asked local distributor and beverage-sourcing expert, Southern Eagle, what the top selections are for the winter season, as they never steer us wrong. With a wide array of local options as well as all the top national names, nothing is off-limits for Southern Eagle. Trust us, they know their stuff. Without further ado, treat yourself and treat your friends and loved ones (21+) to one of these seasonal selections. Cheers!


Wicked Weed Brewing – Guilty Pleasures

We promised treat-worthy beers, and Wicked Weed delivered. Satisfy your sweet tooth and indulge in this delectable stout four-pack, which includes four flavors: Weed Brownie, Milk & Cookies, S’mores and German Chocolate Cake. 

Photo: Wicked Weed Guilty Pleasures, Courtesy of Southern Eagle Distributing

Red Hare Brewing – Sticky Stout

Sticky Stout is Red Hare’s winter seasonal, composed of brewed dark malts and loads of oats to give it a deep, rich flavor complemented by notes of chocolate and roasted coffee. It’s not too heavy and not too light—it’s just right! Red Hare Brewing is based in Marietta, Georgia, so you’re drinking local!

Voodoo Ranger – Higher Plane IPA

This Colorado brew is a limited-release IPA, so grab some while you can! Higher Plane IPA achieves the perfect balance of delicately bitter flavors and tropical, juicy aromas to channel your inner haze.

Photo: Voodoo Ranger Higher Plane IPA, Courtesy of Southern Eagle Distributing

For a much lighter option, try: Bud Light Seltzer

At only 100 calories, one gram of sugar and two grams of carbs, this beverage is the perfect balance to the holiday desserts we’re all enjoying this month. The Bud Light Seltzer Ugly Sweater variety pack flavors include: cranberry, apple crisp, ginger snap and peppermint pattie. Plus, the cans are pretty festive!