I think I have found my new favorite winter beer. It’s from Rising Tide Brewery out of Portland, Maine and it’s called Ursa Minor.
Ursa Minor is a weizen stout, dark and creamy (on nitro) but light and fruity. Rising Tide describes the beer as a beer “with a German wheat-beer yeast and a base of malted wheat,” with “a blend of dark crystal and roasted malts.” It’s delicious and hits all of my favorite notes. Seek this brew out and consume (or stock up) immediately.