Brewer: 21st Amendment Brewing
Style: Winter Warmer
Named after FDR's evening radio addresses during the Depression, San Francisco's 21st Amendment considers its beer to be similarly comforting and rousing. Fireside Chat is bigger than the traditional English winter warmers (a spiced strong ale) it's based on, and hoppier as well. The beer is brewed with cocoa flavor-infusing dark malts along with cocoa nibs. The American hops are on par with a pale ale, and the beer is finished with a gentle — but not subtle — blend of spices.