Returning for its fourth year, this interpretation of a Scotch ale has a 6.3% ABV and a touch of beechwood-smoked malt from Germany. Opening aromas of fig, raisins, caramel, and toffee stretch out and leave a spicy, herbal-hop note on the palate.
Waves of chocolate, coffee, cherries, raisins, and toffee, plus a nontraditional dose of aromatic hops, make this Russian imperial stout pop.
Aged in bourbon barrels that used to hold maple syrup, this intensely aromatic stout boasts notes of rich maple, roasted coffee, and velvety chocolate.
Fermented with a Belgian ale yeast, this blend of barley and wheat malts yields a mixture of clove and fruit aromas, all without the use of any spices. Deliberately brewed to retain a cloudy appearance, this wheat ale is a beer for embracing darker days.
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A classic winter-inspired pilsner brewed with spruce tips. Yellow Snow is crisp and clean, with a refreshing hint of pine reminiscent of northern winter air.
A full-bodied, deep copper-colored Scotch ale with an ABV of 8%. Bold and malty, this beer's sweetness comes from a massive quantity of grain complemented by some serious kettle caramelization.