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Beer Advent Calendar – Day 24: Hopworks Abominable Winter Ale presented by Beaver State Beer

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Beer Advent Calendar – Day 24: Hopworks Abominable Winter Ale presented by Beaver State Beer

To celebrate the Holiday Season, and have teamed up with beer bloggers around the country to host the second annual beer bloggers advent calendar. This is the season of sharing and we intend to share our love of beer with you. 31 Bloggers Blogging – click here for the running list of beers/bloggers.

Let’s see who is spreading holiday cheer today!

Blogger: Brian Bolduc
Blog Name:
Beaver State Beer
Twitter/Facebook/Untappd: Beaver State Beer
Beer: Abominable Winter Ale
Hopworks Urban Brewery
Beer Details:

  • Style: Winter Ale
  • ABV: 7.3%
  • IBUs: 70

Commercial Description:

“This mythological beer emerges from the depths of our brewery every winter. Made with Cascade, Centennial and Chinook hops and six organic malts. “A-Bomb” has a complex floral, spicy and citrus hoppiness backed up by just the right amount of malt sweetness.

Why I selected the Abominable Winter Ale:
A-Bomb, as many now call it, has quickly become an Oregon favorite as the days become shorter and the air gets cold. Typically described as a hoppy winter ale, Hopworks perfectly marries the west coast pale ale and winter ale styles together.

I love this beer for how delicious it is, but also the beautiful artwork displayed on their new 16oz cans and 22oz bombers. Created by local Portland artist Martin Ontiveros, the Abominable Yeti is a figure many Oregonians have come to look forward to.

Beaver State Beer Logo

About the Beaver State Beer:

Since I have been of legal age I’ve loved everything about craft beer and the community surrounding it in Oregon. I’ve spent time tasting, distributing, and also more recently, brewing craft beer (but mostly just tasting). Beaver State Beer is my outlet to share and discuss beer happenings in the great state of Oregon.


Hopworks Urban Brewery Logo - Hub

About Hopworks Urban Brewery:
Hopworks Urban Brewery and Hopworks BikeBar are Portland’s first Eco-Brewpubs. We offer handcrafted organic beers and fresh, local ingredients, all served in sustainably-built and operated buildings with a relaxed, casual atmosphere.

Hopworks incorporates many aspects of sustainability.  From composting to rain barrels, and from pervious pavers to hand dryers, we have made every effort to protect “our” future with a thoughtful alternative.  Hopworks is 100% renewably powered and “cradle to gate” carbon neutral.

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