Winter is no longer coming…It’s arrived. And with the weather cooling, we’ve some BIG buzz-worthy drinking directions that you might want to chase down sooner, rather than later.
God Complex (Denver, CO) – River North Brewery is debuting a god-like Vicennial Series release this weekend that was intended to age up to twenty years (a vicennium). Rich and inescapably warming, Vicennial I: God Complex, is an enormous 17.6% ABV Abbey-style Quadrupel with massive burnt caramel and toffee notes.
Old But Not Forgotten (Lone Tree, CO) – The award-winning Lone Tree Brewing Company has returned a seasonal classic that’s sure to not be forgotten. Fueled on cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice and attitude, Lone Tree English Old Ale is an 8% ABV nod to a British winter tradition.
Going A Little Coconuts (Miami, FL) – Wynwood Brewing will soon be releasing a new holiday offering that was inspired by the Coquito, a traditional Puerto Rican drink known as Puerto Rico’s eggnog. Wynwood Coqui-To Barrel-Aged Milk Stout will make its seasonal debut at a special Wynwood Tap Room event on November 24th …so kick off to the holiday season in style!
Black Friday Blast Off – (Holland, MI) – On Black Friday New Holland Brewing will be wrapping up a year-long celebration of their 20 years in the brewing biz with something special. New Holland 20th Anniversary Ale is an ENORMOUS 20% ABV Strong Ale that was aged for over a year on oak in specially curated rum barrels.
Better Red Than Dead (Ft Collins, CO) – New Belgium Brewing has a new Voodoo Ranger Series release that will have you seeing red this Thanksgiving. With an almost candy-like sweetness that soon gives way to a big IPA bite, Voodoo Ranger Red IPA is an 8% ABV India Pale Ale with a striking aromatic cherry and peach nose that’s available in 22oz bottles and on draft.
Rudolph Ready (Portland, OR) – Lompoc Brewing will soon be celebrating the holidays with the first of seven winter releases. Brewed using a rare Belgian Ardennes yeast strain that adds a mild fruitiness and a spicy clove character into the mix, Lompoc Brewdolph (love the name) is a 7% ABV Belgian Style Red Ale with a creamy body and a solid malt backbone.