Good Winter Brews

Illustration by Tim Bower
North Carolina - December/January 2017

North Carolina is a craft beer paradise—so it’s no surprise that its winter beers are a cut above


Foothills Moravian Porter 
Molasses, ginger, and cinnamon are the key ingredients in Winston-Salem’s beloved Moravian spice cookies—and Foothills’ seasonal brew.


Fullsteam First Frost
The sweet flavor of foraged Tar Heel State persimmons perks up this offering from the Durham sudsmasters.


Haw River Hiverna
Not your typical pumpkin beer—this one starts with three hundred pounds of local pumpkin, squash, and sweet potato, plus turmeric and cinnamon.


Highland Cold Mountain
For twenty years, Cold Mountain—a winter ale with hints of hazelnut, vanilla, and cranberry—has been an Asheville holiday favorite.