Despite current the here-and-gone again nature of the cold weather Buffalo knows so well, winter is indeed on its way—let us not forget, just three weeks from now, we celebrate the anniversary of Snowmageddon, when the southern half of the city and its surrounding suburbs were buried under house-high piles of snow. In preparation for the potential weathering of another storm, Flying Bison has released their prescription for cabin fever—Bison Warmer. Bison Warmer is a nicely spiced ale, brewed in the traditional manner of the American Winter Warmer. A beer drinker’s answer to mulled cider, the American Winter Warmer often incorporates cloves, orange peel, cinnamon and nutmeg, among other traditional spices. Bison Warmer is no exception, and the clove and ginger flavors balance the malt character for a perfect winter brew. The diverse range of spices makes it a great beer to pair with just about anything; the clove and ginger pair well with ham or game meats, and the sweet maltiness is a nice background for any dessert. Here’s a secret no one is telling you, though—this beer is fantastic with your kid’s Halloween candy! Sift through that giant bowl you have balanced precariously on top of your refrigerator, and pull out anything with caramel, peanut butter, or coconut. You (and your dentist) can thank me later. You can find Bison Warmer in 6-pack bottles at any of your local grocers or bottle shops.