In this weeks episode I head down to the ice behind our Vermont inn for some early morning ice fishing with my friend Doug (Amy was stuck inside making breakfast for the guests). Ice fishing starts early, and pretty much requires beer – so the question begged, what is the perfect ice fishing beer. This time we go with a coffee theme – sampling several coffee infused beers.

We start with Southern Tiers Jah Vah Imperial Stout, give Long Trails Imperial Coffee Stout a try, sample the BBC Coffehouse Porter and wrap with the Wolavers Alta Gracia Coffee Porter – all without catching a single fish…

Luckily, before the day was out we did catch a fish – and climb back up the hill to the inn.

The extreme cold meant these beers were a bit colder than I would have liked, which leads me to wonder what the best cold weather beer would be? Any suggestions?

If you would like to know some more about ice fishing – check out Doug’s website Brattleboro Outdoors. Cheers from Here for the Beer!

Written by Tim Brady
Brewer, brewery owner, geek and craft beer lover. Visit me at Whetstone Station Restaurant and Brewery in Brattleboro, Vermont