Avery Swanson made her debut at the famous brewery Jester King in Austin, Texas. In 2018, he quit making his place in the world of beer, doing some consulting before opening Keeping Together in Chicago. This new label, which currently originates from one of Chicago’s beloved Half Acre Beer Companies, focuses on mixed-fermentation sesan – beer that combines yeast (like Brett), bacteria (like lactic bacteria), and microbes. Let’s use. Fermentation process.
As complex as it sounds, Swanson’s approach is actually very downward.
“My goal of keeping it together is to make high-quality beer that is successful and easy to live around,” she says. “Beers are thoughtful and interesting, but they are meant to be shared with friends and ideally contribute to the social experience.”
In the same communal spirit, we asked Swanson to share his choice for the best beer to drink this winter after last month’s interview. Check out his eight choices with tasting notes below. From stouts to saisons, and barley mines, his picks will heat you up inside and out until spring’s first shoot.
Keeping Together “We’re Not Counter Culture” Saison Brun
Average price: $ 16 for 750ml bottle
I may be biased because it is one of my own beers, but this stylistic discrepancy has been mine so far this winter. It is a toasted malt complexity I like when it is cold, but quite dry and still presents with an interesting yeast profile.
Dowelt check dark leg
Style: Czech-style dark leg
Average price: $ 10 for a 4-pack of 16-ounce cans
Many breweries in the states are not exploring this traditional Czech style. But it is one of the best genres – malt chewed with incredible depth of character, and is drinkable as they come.
Halfway crook if barley life, then I choose death
Style: Barley skin
Average price: $ 14.75 for a 4-pack of 16-ounce cans
This stinging malt provides complexity in taste and is clean, dry and drinkable by the liter. At 4.8% ABV, this beer remains firmly in the cold weather season beer sector.
Sierra nevada bigfoot
Style: Barley skin
Average price: $ 13.99 for six pack
It is a complete classic American barley, and is perfect for sieve by fire. High ABV, incredible silky malt profile and loads of American hop flavor. This beer will definitely keep you warm this winter.
Trout Brewing Stout O)))
Average price: $ 12 for six-pack
We all need a solid, straight-forward American stout in our winter beer arsenal, and this beer fits that bill. Corn and Bitterwhite are fully loaded with chocolate flavors.
Oxbow Sap House
Style: Smoked leg
Average price: $ 16 for a 4-pack of 16-ounce cans
Smoke and Maple Syrup? From one of the best farmhouse breweries in the world? say no more. This is the perfect winter beer.
Logsdon power hammer
Style: Baltic porter
Average price: $ 6.99 for 16-ounce
Big, silky, strong dark colored Logsdon Power Hammer from an incredible Pacific Northwest brewery. The name says it all. This large, bold, hammock of Baltic porter is perfect for winter.
Side project environment
Style: Imperial stout
Average price: $ 299 for 750 ml bottle
This Imperial Stout comes loaded with cocoa, vanilla, cinnamon, and goose piles. It has a layer of interesting flavors and will warm you from the inside to the outside.