Stella Artois Midnight Lager, the holiday season deserves this toasty beer


The holiday season deserves a warm, toasty beer. Stella Artois Midnight Lager is the perfect complement to that dark, wintry night.

After cracking open a beer with neighbors, Stella Artois has another reason to toast the season. The Midnight Lager is a deep, warm brew that whisks away the winter chill. Even with its dark appearance, this brew will have you feeling like you have untapped a delicious holiday gift.

Dark beers can be intimidating for some beer drinkers. Often the rich, opaque color creates the assumption that the beer is heavy or overly robust. Sometimes, the dark color unveils a mystery to the drinker.

The Stella Artois Midnight Lager is a dark lager, but the beer is crisp to drink. While the carbonation is lighter, it is easy to drink and quite smooth. Just because the color is opaque, it doesn’t mean that this beer is heavy or overbearing.

Overall, the roasted malts add a touch of richness to each sip. The sweetness is apparent, but never overpowering. With notes of caramel, chocolate and even a hint of smoke, the beer feels like a winter beverage. These flavors are quite enjoyable by a fire on a chilly, wintry night.

Additionally, this beer would be a lovely pairing with winter dishes. From a braised short rib to a hearty stew, this beer would stand up to those strong flavors.

Or, this beer could be a lovely pairing to a cheese plate or a dessert platter. What better way to snuggle up on the couch with a slow sipper and relax the night away.

Lastly, this beer is more like a single sipper; a beer enjoyed more slowly. Sometimes on a wintry day, it is nice to let the flavors of this beer unfold with each subsequent sip.

Stella Artois Midnight Lager is a limited edition, holiday beer. It has a 5.4% ABV and is available at various retailers.

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Are you ready to embrace the dark side? It is time to crack open a Midnight Lager before the season fades away.