Sam Adams Winter Lager is a classic seasonal beer, that you can enjoy every winter. This winter lager is spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and orange peel for a deep flavor and malty finish that will warm you on a cold winter night. The hops include Hallertau Mittelfrueh & Spalt Spalter Noble hops. The brewers scoured the world for Winter Lager’s spices, trying dozens of cinnamons before landing on a blend from Southeast Asia. Unlike the more common varieties, this blend offers just the right amount of warming spice to complement the beer but not overpower it.
This beer is smooth, and easy to enjoy with a variety of meals, especially hearty plates! Here are some of our favorite Sam Adams Winter Lager food pairings!
Sam Adams Winter Lager Food Pairings
Roasted Meats: The smooth maltiness of Winter Lager is a great complement to the savory character of roasted meats like lamb, roast beef, ham, or pork, bringing out the meat’s sweetness and rounding out the saltiness. You can even add more gamey flavors, like deer, as a savory pairing.
Roasted Chicken: Nothing says comfort food like a roasted chicken! The sweet spices in the Winter Lager pair well with a caramelized roast. We even found this delicious recipe from Korena In The Kitchen, that compliments the beer with an orange zest and flavored butter.
Hearty Soups, Stews or Chili: A hearty winter soup or stew is a great match to the big, rich flavors of Samuel Adams Winter Lager, perfect for cold winter nights. Another option is to use Winter Lager in your next chili dish! This is a great recipe that uses Sam Adams lager, for a spicy chili, which is always a party favorite!
Holiday Dishes: To emphasize the flavors in Winter Lager, pair with holiday dishes that have a similar flavor profile or use warming spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger) or citrus. The beer will bring out the spice while balancing out the sweetness.
Sam Adams Winter Lager is one of the best seasonable beers, and popular among all beer lovers. You can currently enjoy it on draft at select restaurants, and in 12 oz. bottles. This ruby lager has a warm spice, perfect with your next holiday meal!