Darkest Beers For Darkest Days

Dark beer with a gingerbread cookie perched on the rim, next to a an Alementary can

It’s that time of year again, the Darkest Day, the Winter Solstice, the time to drink those pitch black beers.  Of course, we drink a lot of dark beers throughout the winter. I had a really delicious can of Hardywood Christmas Pancakes Gingerbread Stout a few weeks ago and it was dark and syrupy and amazing.

Hand holding a Low Earth Orbit 16oz can up to the ceiling, like it's in orbit, with an Elf on the Shelf dangling from the fan above it

This year I’m celebrating with an oatmeal stout that really paired amazingly with the cookies I was baking while I was drinking it. Spritz cookies and Millionaire’s Shortbread and chocolate snowball batter. It’s an Oatmeal Stout from Alementary called Low Earth Orbit. It’s a nice drinking stout, at 6.7% it’s not an oppressively heavy imperial or anything.

Jason: “I liked it smooth not overpowering”

It got some nice roast flavors, some chocolatey notes to pair with cookies, and then just that smooth oatmeal stout mouthfeel without feeling overwhelming or dominating. Just a nice happy beer to enjoy while doing my Christmas baking. And plenty dark.

Jason is drinking a Skinny Chicken 12.8% blackberry pastry stout from Buried Acorn

What are you drinking for our darkest day? Feel free to tweet at us and let us know.

Ceetar can be found on Twitter and Untappd where he’s still making cookies.  You can also email him at beer@ceetar.com.

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