The Wall St. Journal has a nice article about one of the PubScout's few reasons for loving winter: Stouts.
For those who have heretofore shied away from the dark side because of a misperception that darker is stronger, read this piece and learn. Stronger in flavor, surely, but not necessarily stronger in ABV. Guinness, for example, weighs in at a much lower ABV than Budweiser. And it's far better for you.
That's not to say that all stouts are pusillanimous. Far from it. A good strong stout before bedtime almost always insures a snoring repose. Some may knock your socks off. But why are you wearing socks to bed in the first place?
What are the other reasons The PubScout loves winter? Only two. Christmas and Wrestling Season.