6. Fireside Chat
21st Amendment Brewery, San Francisco
Don't let the can or Franklin Delano Roosevelt's smiling face fool you: This beer means business.
We can see how this beer would be as cozy as a fireside lap blanket. It's built on the foundation of a rich, English ale and a whole lot of Munich, Crystal, Chocolate and Black malts that give it the deep ruby look of a benign brown ale. But that six-pack holds an English Strong Ale that's 7.9% ABV despite a host of holiday spices and cocoa nibs that may tell you otherwise. Turn the radio on, throw a couple more logs on that blaze and settle in: This is one to be savored.