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Beer Advent Calendar – Day 4: Beer presented by Jeff Bowles from Huck Fins Beer Buz

@huckfinsbeerbuz, @Weyerbacher

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

Let’s see who is spreading holiday cheer today!

Blogger: Huck Fin
Blog Name:
Twitter/Facebook/Untappd: @huckfinsbeerbuz – Huck Fin – huckfin
Beer: Winter Ale
Brewery: Weyerbacher, Easton, PA

Beer Details:
Style: Winter Warmer
ABV: 5.6%
IBUs: 52

Commercial Description:

At Weyerbacher we’ve created a Winter Ale that is a must for any malty beer lover. Winner of a Silver Medal in the 1998 World Beer Championships, Weyerbacher Winter Ale is brewed with deep-roasted chocolate malt. The taste predominates with a warm, roasty flavor, balanced out with a slightly dry finish. It’s smooth but not cloying, with a warming belt of alcohol (5.6% ABV).

Although winter ales predate history, they are believed to have their origin in the pagan celebrations of winter solstice. Later, when monasteries produced the local brew, winter ales were made each year to commemorate the birth of Christ. Back then, winter ales were brewed full-bodied as a source of nutrition for the upcoming winter months. Today, winter ales are typified by their seasonality, their rich, malty flavors and by their deep, dark coloration.

Generally available November through February, Weyerbacher Winter Ale is the perfect libation for a winter meal, with good friends, or beside a warm fire fending off a cold winter night.


Why I selected the Weyerbacher Winter Ale:

I am a big Fan of the Weyerbacher Brewery in Pennsylvania. We get most of their beers here in Virginia. This is a good example of a Winter Warmer, with a full malty flavor and enough alcohol so it has the desired effect of warming one’s belly! Due to the size of my belly I have lots of expertise in that area.

About Huck Fin Beer Buz:
Huck writes about craft beer and associated subjects. Travelling around drinking good beer and hanging out with great craft beer fans is a wonderful way to spend time. Join me!

About Weyerbacher Brewery:
Weyerbacher started with a home brewer and grew into a 40bbl brewhouse over 18 years. Located in Easton, PA they produce 20 or so beers a year, some all the time and other’s seasonally. I always look forward to the next release!

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