Winter’s coming and American craft brewers are addressing the changing season with an intriguing roster of beers you’re gonna want to have around.
Dogfish Head Spruces Things Up (Milton, DE) – Dogfish Head just returned a seasonal cult favorite that should be hitting retail now. Brewed with massive additions of fresh spruce tips from the region’s fall forests, Dogfish Head Pennsylvania Tuxedo is BIG 8.5% ABV Pale Ale with a doughy malt backbone that allows the hops and spruce to meld and shine.
Pairing Ideas: Try Pennsylvania Tuxedo along with a lamb dish for a down-right delicious pairing. The dry, balanced bitterness of the beer will cut through the fatty flavors of the lamb to cleanse the palate and prepare it for another bite.
Cold-Hearted (Durango, CO) -Ska Brewing combined the best of all the beer worlds in their latest release with something new that’s right on time. Combining what’s best about the Cold IPA and the American Pale Ale, Ska Cold Pale is a crushable 5.5% ABV craft beer hybrid that’s crisp like a lager but with less of that ester-y aroma that’s more commonly associated with ales.
“Pale Ale is my litmus test when I go to a brewery,” says Ska Brewing Co-Founder and CEO Dave Thibodeau, “so when we went to create a mainstay Pale Ale at Ska, we did a lot of research and development to get the hop profile exactly where we wanted it to be. A lot of people appreciate hops but don’t want a super bitter beer, and they also don’t want a 6 to 8% IPA all the time. At Ska we like to have more than one beer in a sitting, so it seemed natural to make something more drinkable.”
Bold And Buzz-Free (Naperville, IL) – With more craft breweries than ever before, brewing serious non-alcoholic beer, ACB is expanding our coverage to include new NA beers that matter. And Go Brewing has a brand new NITRO brew that totally matters and the brewery’s Beer Club members get to try it first.
Inspired by Curtis Toller, a prominent Chicago gang member became an advocate to help guide inner city youth to a life beyond crime and poverty. Brimming with roasted coffee, caramel and spicy rye notes, Go Street Cred Nitro Bold is a buzz-free alternative to stouts like Guinness that we promise will not disappoint.
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