The advent of $10 off $40 purchases at ye local booze store has led me to sample many of the fine, fine winter beers this season. This is my report, so far. Anchor - my absolute favorite beer, that I await every time it comes around. This years batch has a strong clove flavor with a touch of cinnamon, along with its usual pine taste. Alaskan - I think this is my new favorite brewery, as all of their beers are really damn good. The winter brew has young spruce tips added and it's really nice. A touch lighter than the Anchor. North Coast - pretty run-of-the-mill. Not bad, but not great. more coming!