Archive for the 'Winter Warmer' Category

Goose Island Winter Ale

goose-island-winter-aleFrom the Brewer – “Layered with rich, nutty chocolate notes and malty, roasted caramel flavors, our brown ale gives you plenty to contemplate on long winter nights.

Hops: Fuggle
Malts: 2-Row, Caramel-60, Dark Chocolate, Victory, Wheat
Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 25
Alcohol by volume: 5.3%
Format: 6 Packs
Seasonality: Winter

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Breckenridge Christmas Ale

Breckenridge-Christmas-AleFrom the Brewer – “The chill of a Colorado high-country winter calls for a beer with extra flavor and strength. Here it is. At over 7% alcohol, with a sturdy texture and rich flavors of caramel and chocolate, our holiday seasonal is the fermented equivalent of a good fire.”

Hops: Chinook, Mt. Hood
Malts: Two Row Pale, Caramel, Chocolate, Black
Yeast: Top Fermenting Ale Yeast
Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 22
Alcohol by volume: 7.4%
Format: 6 packs
Seasonality: Winter

Fort Collins Big Shot Seasonal Ale

Fort-Collins-Big-Shot-Seasonal-AleFrom the Brewer –  “A wonderful winter warmer, this brown ale will leave you wishing the season would never end. The perfect finish to a long day of playing in the Colorado sunshine, or maybe just wishing you had been.

Great when served with sausages, roasts, grilled salmon. And don’t forget Peanut Brittle and Carmel soufflé for dessert!

Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 38
Alcohol by volume: 6%
Format: 6 packs
Seasonality: Winter

Evil Genius Beer Naughty or Nice Winter Warmer

Evil-Genius-Beer-Naughty-or-Nice-Winter-WarmerFrom the Brewer – “A spiced Winter Ale. Brewed with all-spice, cinnamon, and cloves, combined with our house Belgian yeast delivers the Yuletide season in a glass.

Hops: Tettnang
Malts: 2 Row, Munich, Caramel, Chocolate
Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 18
Alcohol by volume: 7.2%
Format: 6 Packs
Seasonality: Winter

Anchor Steam Christmas Ale

Anchor-Steam-Christmas-Ale-2014

This is the fortieth annual Christmas Ale from the Anchor brewers. It is sold only from early November to mid–January. The Ale’s recipe is different every year, as is the tree on the label, but the intent with which we offer it remains the same: joy and celebration of the newness of life.

Our tree for 2014 is the Giant Sequoia. It was hand-drawn by James Stitt—who has been creating Christmas Ale labels for us since 1975—to look as a “Big Tree” planted in 1975 might look today.

“The Big Tree is Nature’s forest masterpiece, and…keeps its youth far longer than any of its neighbors. Most silver firs are old in their second or third century, pines in their fourth or fifth, while the Big Tree growing beside them is still in the bloom of its youth, juvenile in every feature at the age of old pines, and cannot be said to attain anything like prime size and beauty before its fifteen hundredth year, or under favorable circumstances become old before its three thousandth.”–John Muir

We chose the Giant Sequoia for our fortieth Christmas Ale in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Act. Signed into law by President Lincoln during the Civil War, it granted the Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Big Tree Grove to the State of California “for public use, resort, and recreation.” The first such land grant in American history, it marked the beginning of the California State Parks.

Alcohol by volume: 5.5%
Format: 6 Packs
Seasonality: Winter

Saranac Rudy’s Spiced Christmas Ale

Saranac-Rudy's-Spiced-Christmas-AleFrom the Brewer – “This amber ale’s ingredient list reads like a Christmas cookie. A malty, slightly spicy, slightly sweet treat that complements any holiday meal.”

Serve with  Butternut Squash, Chocolate Cake, or Gouda, Edam cheeses.

Malts: 2-row, Munich
Hops: Hallertau, Mittelfreuh
Alcohol by volume: 6%
Format: 6 Packs
Seasonality: Winter


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