Chicago Winters can be brutal. As we say farewell to the frigid temps, why not send them off with another stout? Even if dark beers aren’t your thing (shame on you, sir) you can give this a sip for only a couple bucks at your local Trader Joe’s. The higher IBUs (international bitter units) fool your palate into thinking this actually has a lighter body than it does. Subtle, sweet cocoa notes on the finish round out this modestly priced chocolate stout.
Raise your (if you’re an enthusiast like me, you own a Spiegelau stout) glass, extend your middle finger to the worst season of the year and toast to a not too distant Spring season, at the end of the tunnel.