It’s November and breweries have begun releasing their winter holiday beers…And we’ve five intoxicating craft beer directions that you might want to chase down as we look to winter’s arrival.
IPAs for the Holidays (Milton, DE) – Dogfish Head is bringing “joy to the world” with the release of the IPAs for the Holidays Variety 12-pack. Arriving just in time to make your “jingle bells rock,” the new winter 12-pack feature two adventuresome exclusives along with a duo of fan-favorite IPAs.
The IPAs for the Holidays 12pk includes…
Dogfish Head Viniferous IPA –An exclusive fermented with Riesling and Viognier grape must and hopped with Hallertau Blanc, Huell Melon and El Dorado to match the dry, fruity complexity of a Riesling with the hoppiness of an IPA (6% ABV)
Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA – The continually hopped, proudly East Coast IPA brewed with a slew of great Northwest hops for a potent, but balanced, citrusy hop character. (6% ABV)
Dogfish Head Sixty One – Another Holiday 12-pack exclusive, this winter release is a melding of two Dogfish Head directions, beer-wine hybrids and continually hopped IPAs. Dogfish Head took its best-selling 60 Minute and introduced Syrah grape must into the mix to create an IPA that’s equal parts fruity complexity and pungent hoppiness. (6.5% ABV)
90 Minute Imperial IPA -A continually hopped Imperial IPA with a powerful malt backbone that stands up to the extreme hopping for a pungent, but not crushing finish. (9% ABV)
Bock Off! (Kansas City, MO) – Kansas City’s largest locally-owned brewery KC Bier Co is returning an award-wining limited release for the holidays. A silver medal winner in the German-Style Doppelbock category at the 2018 World Beer Cup, KC Bier Winterbock is an 8.25% ABV dark Doppelbock Lager that finishes strong with smooth caramel, chocolate and coffee notes.
Cran Buried (Seattle, WA) – Reuben’s Brews has started its much-anticipated 2019 Gose seasonal lineup with something special for the winter holidays. The perfect pairing for rich holiday fare, Reuben’s 2018 Holiday Gose is fermented with the brewery’s house lactobacillus culture and crafted using more than 10 pounds of cranberries per barrel, sweet orange zest, a touch of coriander and a hint of sea salt.