Craft Beer Winter Seasonals 2017
As soon as the snow starts to fly we like to remind you of all the other good things winter brings along with it — like the winter seasonal craft beers! Take a look at this year’s list and then head out to get on in your hand soon!
Beer description: Pray for Snow was built to keep you warm in those cold winter months. The malt bill constructed to be rich in flavor with notes of molasses, dark caramel, spice and raisin.
Alcohol by Volume: 7.00%
Beer description: Brewed in the style of an English Olde Ale, this copper-colored brew balances the sweet heady aroma of spruce tips with the clean crisp finish of noble hops. The malty richness is complemented by the warming sensation of alcohol.
Alcohol by Volume: 6.40%
Badger Hill Foundation Stout
Beer description: The Foundation Stout has a sweet, malty roast with hints of coffee, caramel and chocolate.
Alcohol by Volume: 6.30%
Beer description: Pours golden with orange highlights. Smells alluringly sweet like caramel apples with a little spice and orange zest. Taste is bold and balanced with a good amount of citrus and earthy hop bitters to offset the malt character. Finishes dry with a bit of fruit.
Alcohol by Volume: 8.30%
Beer description: Our dark, roasty Imperial Stout is balanced by whole and ground ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, cardamon, and vanilla that signal holiday season. At 8.5% ABV, we brew this winter warmer to be shared back home with your closest friends and family.
Alcohol by Volume: 8.5%
Beer description: Our brown ale has a toasty complexity, balanced by rich notes of caramel and chocolate. Ask your bartender to “Get Up Offa That Brown!”
Alcohol by Volume: 5.5%
Beer description: Layered with rich, nutty chocolate and malty, roasted caramel flavors, this brown ale will give you plenty to contemplate on long winter nights.
Alcohol by Volume: 5.30%
Beer description: Kona Brewing Co. honors this mecca of surfing with a beer that delivers a little kick and thrill of its own. Brewed with Hawaiian Kona Coffee, Pipeline Porter has a boost of flavor with a smooth style that makes it as awesome as the waves that inspired it. The dark chocolate color, rich roasted malt flavor and smooth coffee finish takes the edge off when the waves are high and the wind is blowing. Pipeline Porter’s pronounced roasted malt character and rich Kona coffee flavor and aroma will curl around your tongue like Hawaii’s famous Pipeline surf break itself!
Alcohol by Volume: 5.30%
Beer description: Fireside Flannel is a unique brown ale crafted with roasted malts and Yakima hops. Notes of roasted hazelnuts, coffee and light chocolate combine with cinnamon as the beer warms – and on a crisp fall day, there’s just enough alcohol to keep you warm.
Alcohol by Volume: 5.50%
Beer description: Dark as a locked cell at midnight, yet delightfully smooth. This rich stout is full bodied with roasted barley and chocolatey overtones, finishing with a slight sweetness that is your key to freedom and satisfaction.
Alcohol by Volume: 5.75%
Mankato Mythic Mint
Beer description: Deep in the woods, a wizard is here who’s gone mad for mint or rumored to be. Lurking in the shadows and honing his skills crafting a beverage minty with chills. His potions are flavored with minty delight apothecary by day and wizard by night. As winter grows near, it’s that time of year he brews up his famous Mint Stout beer. Black as night and brewed just right. Malts of roasted coffee and chocolate alike.
Alcohol by Volume: 5.60%
Beer description: Ever been in a warm cozy cabin and had a secret desire to get snowed in? To celebrate the winter season, we offer our Isolation Ale – a traditional winter brew made with premium malts imported from England. It’s just one of the reasons Isolation Ale stands alone.
Alcohol by Volume: 6.10%
Beer description: Intense pure liquid cacao flavors swirl with popping coconut aromas, all supported by a semi-sweet porter made from loads of our dark chocolate and extra dark caramel malt. This limited release speciality comes only once a year to satisfy that sweet tooth, so get ’em while you can before they disappear. This choconut goodness will have you yelling’ “Pass. Dash. Hit.” all winter long.
Alcohol by Volume: 6.50%
Beer description: There’s nothing like making a beer so beloved that people feel compelled to campaign for its return. So, in the spirit of the holiday season, we are very pleased to give our fans the number one item on their wish lists. Stone Xocoveza is an insanely delicious take on Mexican hot chocolate brewed with cocoa, coffee, papilla peppers, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. An imperial stout layered with smooth roastiness, semi-sweet chocolate and a touch of spice. Thanks entirely to you, this creamy, mocha stout has gone from initially a one-time thing to a yearly tradition.
Alcohol by Volume: 8.10%
Beer description: One taste and it’s easy to see why the Brits call this style “Winter Warmer”. Bready, toasted malt flavor with hints of coffee/espresso, caramel, black cherry, cocoa and a dash of hop spice. It will warm your cockles…whatever those are.
Alcohol by Volume: 6.20%
Beer description: A deep copper-colored German-style ale with big stone fruit and toffee aromas, a spicy hop flavor, and assertive bitterness. A complex blend of malts provides traces of toast, caramel and biscuit, and bold esters come from warm fermentation with a traditional German ale yeast. A longer period of cold conditioning results in a clean, crisp drinkability, producing a beer with few peers. Available in the Penalty Box Variety Pack and Draft only.
Alcohol by Volume: 7.50%
Beer description: Years ago, we started our cask beer program to experiment with new flavors. Our very first cask creation was Buffalo Sweat oatmeal cream stout infused with whole vanilla beans. It was so well-received at it’s debut at a firkin festival that it quickly evolved into our winter seasonal. This variety adds the silky sweetness of vanilla to the original Buffalo Sweat, creating a rich and creamy, medium-bodied well-balanced beer.
Alcohol by Volume: 5.20%