Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. You know what that means? No, not cards and chocolates! It means you need some beers for Valentine’s Day! And if you’re like us, you don’t do much to celebrate it (except of course toast your love with a great beer). But then again, we are an old married couple, and can celebrate what we want, when we want, and how we want.
If you are newly hitched or newly attached or wannabe attached, or even already attached for years, then here are some good beers to help keep you attached or get you attached. Or if you are single, then you can keep these great beers to yourself. Kinda like that saying, “No friends on powder days!” At any rate, here are some of the best beers to help you achieve a Stout Valentine’s Day. (And no, they’re not all stouts.)
The Best Beers for a Stout Valentine’s Day
There are so many fantastic beers out there, these are ones that recently came to mind (nothing against the other beers out there), and we wanted to share them with you. Some may be easier to find than others. But those that are harder to find are usually special and limited releases.
So like a fine gem, those that are harder to find, are even more special and made for your special person on this special day. Aren’t we special?! If you have other recommendations, comment below. Let’s spread the beer love.
3 Floyds Brewing
A BIG double IPA honoring a different kind of love for Valentine’s Day, our beautiful little carnivorous companions: cats! This IPA is intensely bitter with notes of citrus, grapefruit, and orange marmalade.
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Kansas City, MO
A perfect Valentine’s dinner pairing. This imperial stout is aged on bourbon for 10 months, then blended with cherry for that sweet, tart edge. Perfect for feeding your love cherries, without any seeds.
Toppling Goliath Brewing Co.
This sweet little kettle sour gives a fantastic dessert experience exploring all the flavors of strawberries, fluffy vanilla whip, and buttery shortbread. Maybe not a “dessert beer” but exactly fitting for all that dessert flavor. Especially when it comes to a Valentine’s Day dessert.
Rogue Ales and Spirits
This decadent, luxurious double stout is the perfect beer to share over any special occasion… maybe even… Valentine’s Day? The intense notes of chocolate and dark roasted malts will have you lusting for more.
Russian Imperial Stout
Upland Brewing Co.
The chocolaty-sweet bitterness of this stout will make anyone who drinks it warm and hoppy inside. Fitting for the name, it is the kind of beer that is best paired with kisses and snuggles.
Maine Beer Co.
Stemming from their pilot program, this series of beers allows their brewers to work with new styles and recipes, new ingredients, and new processes. And isn’t that what Valentine’s Day is all about? New…love! Who needs wine, when you have barleywine?
The Best Beers for Valentine’s Day are the Ones You Love
Whatever beers you choose to celebrate (or not celebrate) Valentine’s Day with are the best beers for you. Valentine’s Day beers can be any style you choose, but if you want to get creative, well, that’s what we’re here for. To help you get started.
So whether you choose a beer for its name, like Upland’s Teddy Bear Kisses, or for its flavors like Toppling Goliath’s Strawberry Shortcake Fandango, the moment you present it, will be the moment you’re loved even more. Beer can do that for you. Especially a well-thought out Valentine’s Day beer.
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