Breakside Brewery is excited to present the first in a series of limited release, seasonal beers available in both draft and bottles with Big Country. Our take on a winter ale is something uncommon in the Northwest: a rich and balanced strong ale inspired by the starkbiers and weinnachtsbiers sold in winter in the open air markets of Germany. Malt driven notes of orange, cocoa, candied fruit, and toast dominate the aroma and flavor of this beer. the body is luscious and full and gives way to a refreshing, spicy finish.
7.8% ABV 36 IBU
Availability: from 11/28/2013 until 2/1/2014 in 50L, 1/6 bbl and 22 oz bottle in OR, WA, BC, and Idaho.
Malts: American Two Row, Munich, Melanoidin and German Carafa
Hops: Summit, Mt. Hood and Styrian Aurora
Suggested food pairings:
melted Swiss raclette & roasted potatoes; winter salad of fennel and blood orange; hearty venison and lamb stews; spicy, tomato based Indian dishes, such as vada pav and chicken tikka masala; Oysters Rockefeller; squash galette with goat cheese; spicy chile relleno with picadillo or cheese; traditional jambalayas; Szechuanstyle cumin beef.