Today’s featured holiday brew: New Belgium’s “Snow Day” Winter Ale (6.2%, Ft. Collins)
Why we like it: It’s a black IPA that’s intense and mellow at the same time. The chocolate and malt seem to create a nice balance with the hops, which tends to even out the flavor, altogether. New Belgium uses a new malt called Midnight Wheat for this winter seasonal.0
How to pair it: Snow Day has an herbal element from the hops. It would pair well with earthy and herbal flavors such as rosemary, thyme and oregano.
Where to buy it: You can find New Belgium almost anywhere. Click here to find a Snow Day near you.
Today’s featured holiday brew: Terrapin’s Moo Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout (6% ABV, Athens).
Why we like it: This beer is sweet, rich & creamy. Great for cold weather sippin’. Terrapin used cocoa nibs & shells to punch up the chocolate flavor in the Moo Hoo stout. It’s divine!
How to pair it: Try Moo Hoo with any chocolate treat or drink solo after dinner as your dessert. It pairs excellently!
Where to buy it: Terrapin has great distribution across the southeast. Click here to find a distributor close to you!
The holidays: the perfect excuse to explore the vast market of festive brews! Seriously, the list is never-ending. We’ll pick our top 10 over the next few weeks and post our quickie reviews here.
Today’s featured holiday brew: Sweetwater Brewery’s Festive Ale (8.5% ABV, Atlanta).
Why we like it: Winter Warmers can be hard to get down if you’re not used to such a substantial beer, but this one is easy as pie! Very malty and full with nice spicy notes (cinnamon, mace, and maybe some ginger).
How to pair it: Try this one with decadent desserts like truffles or a chocolate torte.
Where to buy it: In Atlanta, you can find this at just about any respectable spirits shop and certainly at craft beer stores like Ale Yeah.