Winter is ON. And American craft brewers are addressing the season with a full slate of brewed wonders you’re gonna want have around.
Festivus For The Rest Of Us (Littleton, CO) – Living the Dream Brewery has returned a festive fav that was inspired by the classic Seinfeld episode. Brewed with English black treacle and aged 386 days in Premium Bourbon Barrels, then blended with a base beer brewed with dark specialty malts, oats, and more black treacle, Festivus Fireside Ale is a full-bodied 9% ABV Olde Ale with a well-rounded character and complex flavor.
“We have been making versions of Festivus Fireside Ale off and on since 2015,” said owner Jason Bell. “The core recipe has stayed pretty consistent, but we would play around with the wood treatments, and this year we really feel like it is our best version yet.”
Milking It (Baltimore, MD) – DuClaw Brewing has new addition to its the PastryArchy Series that’s fun. Brewed with DuClaw’s smooth, secret signature coffee blend and available in gracious 16oz cans, The PastryArchy Macchiato Milk Stout is 6.5% ABV lactose-fueled treat with subtle caramel and freshly ground vanilla bean notes.
“This is a beer that can be enjoyed throughout the colder months,” said DuClaw founder and CEO Dave Benfield. “We wanted to create a little something for everyone that honored timeless holiday flavors but stayed true to our roots of exploring creative ingredients and making new traditions.”
Serious Beer From The N/A Corner (Campbell, CA) – Non-Alcoholic beers have come a long way’s since craft beer’s emergence. And Surreal Brewing, a non-alcoholic brewery in Northern California, makes a very convincing Pastry Porter. Crafted with milk sugar and monk fruit which adds a decadent touch, Surreal Pastry Porter is buzz-free full-bodied Porter with floral notes of vanilla and rich chocolate undertones.
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