All this snow and below 30 degree weather makes me think of winter ales! More and more winter seasonal beers can be seen hitting the shelves. Looking for beer to warm up your holidays? Needing a last minute gift for someone? Give the gift of beer! Here is a list of some local seasonal brews.
Which seasonal beer will you be drinking this Christmas?
K-9 Winter Ale by Flying Dog Brewery: Beer to enhance your holidays even more! A 7.4% English style ale released seasonally by Flying Dog. Said to taste like “Christmas in a glass”. Notes of malts, sweet, and spice.
Winter Storm by Heavy Seas: Fresh out of Baltimore for the season! An Imperial Extra Special Bitter style with a ABV of 7.5%. Gotta love the offensively strong beer over the holidays. Brewed with nutty malts and earthy hops to help warm you up.
Three Kings Spiced Ale by Brewer’s Alley: Christmas beer at it’s finest! A spiced ale that is dark red in color carrying 7.1% ABV. Brewed with nutmeg and vanilla bean. This beer truly is Christmas in a glass. Available in Growlers from Brewer’s Alley.
Hey check out this article I wrote for my Feature Writing class at Hood College. I submitted it to the Frederick News Post and it recently got published! I’m super pumped I got to interview an awesome dude and get it published. I hope I can write more articles about beer because it’s always better when you get to write about something you love. Cheers!
GUYS. Have you ever had Berger Cookies? If not, slap yourself and go to the grocery store and buy some now. You’ll thank me in a week and be ten pounds fatter. Berger Cookies are a Baltimore CLASSIC. They’re cookies covered and I mean COVERED in the most amazing fudge. Why am I writing about this on a beer blog? Well, Full Tilt Brewing Company just released a Berger Cookie Chocolate Stout. Here are all the reason this is big news: 1. Baltimore Rules, 2. Berger cookies rule, and 3. Beer rules! Save me a six pack with my name on it for May 1st of next year because it’s all I want for my 21st birthday.
“Full Tilt Brewing’s BERGER COOKIE CHOCOLATE STOUT is brewed with Baltimore’s legendary dessert. This Sweet Stout starts with grist of 2-Row Pale, Crystal 85L, Carapils, Chocolate Malt, and Chocolate Wheat. The Berger Cookie character begins by adding actual Berger Cookies and lactose to the boil with Nugget and Tettnang hops for balance. Cacao Nibs are added during secondary fermentation enhancing aroma. Finally, vanilla is introduced in the brite tank rounding off Full Tilt’s homage to DeBaufre Bakery. “Anytime is a good time, with Berger Cookies”… and Full Tilt!”
Really awesome video brought to you by the local Flying Dog Brewing Company. “Since its release in 2011, proceeds from Pearl Necklace have enabled ORP to plant 2 billion oysters back into the Bay”. I love to see breweries developing projects and following through with them. Two great topics in one.