Five Beers to Warm Your Soul This Winter | Gourmand and Gourmet

Five Beers To Warm Your Soul This Winter

  • Food & Booze
  • Brisbane
  • Bar
  • Beer/Craft

As the evenings get longer, and colder, we’re more likely to reach for a cheeky glass of red than a crisp pale ale.

Cold beers and frosty evenings don’t feel like they could go together, but Brisbane’s best brew houses are showing us that you can enjoy a frothy boy no matter the weather – it’s just a matter of picking the RIGHT kind of bubbles. Here’s our favourite wintery brews to tuck into this winter.


This Banyo banger is brewing up an absolute winter TREAT with their Writers Block milk stout. Smooth, creamy and ultra luxxx it’s the perfect stout to pair with something tasty from their visiting food trucks.


Searching for that sweet treat but scared of the scales? Swap dessert for beers! We can’t guarantee you’ll lose weight but the Crème brulee beer from Hub Brewing is to DIE for. #worththewinterweight Feeling more traditional? The Espresso Stout is sure to put a spring in your step!


What beer? Which Craft Beer baby. This Albany Creek bar is an absolute gold mine when it comes to interesting craft beers, and they are serving up winter realness with a Smoked Rye Baltic from Dainton Family Brewery. If you’re searching for something a little sweeter they’ve got a range of chocolate IPA’s to wet your whistle.


We thanked our lucky stars the day Ballistic Brewing opened a little closer to our office! Perfect for a post-work tipple, the Ballistic boys are pouring some seriously smooth Mexican Hot Chocolate beers, and it’s all we can do to not just set up shop directly beneath the tap. We could mainline this ALL DAY baby.


Walk down Boundary Street and there’s a good chance you’ll catch us at Catchment! We’ve been sippin’ on the Oatmeal Stout to cure our winter blues, and in the words of Goldilocks, this malty, smooth stout is justttt right. Team it with a Philadelphia pizza (porterhouse steak, mixed peppers and buffalo mozzarella) and you’ve got yourself set for a very cosy evening.

Ditch the red and pour yourself a pint, cheers to winter drinking!

Words by Emma Callaghan
- The gourmand who acknowledges that beer is a food group.