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The Brunswickan’s Food & Liquor: Winter beers

Sebastian Maynard – Guinness Draught


Let’s be honest: Guinness is in a league of its own. It is the pinnacle of how science can create art, and how art can actually be a tasty beverage. There are debates on how to perfectly pour a glass of Guinness, with the company apparently saying it should take 119.5 seconds, while the widget that you hear clanking around in a Guinness can releases nitrogen into the drink to produce a more authentic draught taste. It’s dark, it’s creamy, and it’s beautiful.


Adam Travis – Winter Warmer by Picaroons


Like a warm hug on a cold day, Picaroons Winter Warmer lives up to its name with a strong alcohol content and fruity taste with hints of cinnamon. Despite its 7.5 per cent alcohol content, the drink goes down surprisingly smooth, and only gets smoother and more flavourful as it warms slightly. It’s the perfect beer for kicking back by the fire (or fireplace channel) at the end of a day out with friends.


Devin Patterson – Lions Winter Ale by Granville Island Brewing


I was excited to try this B.C. brew, and I have to say that I think I found my new favourite after-activities drink. Whether it is skating, sledding or struggling to get around campus in the cold, this is the beer for taking on the Canadian winter. I love the smooth-sweet cocoa taste it brings at the start, and the hint of sourness it leaves. My friend Evan swears he tasted raspberries, but that’s not an ingredient so he might be lying.


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