Hopworks Urban Brewery Releases 13 Limited Holiday Beers in December
Throughout the month of December Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB) will release 13 highly limited beers on draft at their pubs. Each beer was made for the holiday season and range in style from big and boozy barleywines aged for years in bourbon barrels to imperial dessert beers inspired by popular holiday cakes and treats. A number of the beers are so limited the HUB pubs will only tap a single keg at each location. In addition to the draft offerings, Kentucky Christmas, Noggin Floggin and Sugar Plum Fairies will be available as specialty bottle offerings.
The tap lineup will look the same at all three of HUB’s pubs. The first release is set for December 01 and subsequent occur weekly leading up to the holidays. Check out the full beer list and calendar:
Friday December 01 – 12pm
Kentucky Christmas – We aged Organic Abominable Winter Ale in a variety of bourbon barrels and blended them to perfection. Available on draft and in very limited bottles at all three pubs.
Noggin Floggin Barleywine – Organic Winter barleywine featuring big, resinous hops and complex toffee, spicy and caramel malt flavors with a warm finish. Available on draft and in very limited bottles at all three pubs.
Troll Hunter – Dedicated to our favorite keyboard warrior. We’re giving you what you want by adding some holiday spices to our seasonal Organic Abominable Winter Ale. Brewed with star anise, ginger and cinnamon.
Wednesday December 06 – 12pm
Egg Noggin – Organic Noggin Floggin Barleywine aged in Spanish Rum barrels and Heaven Hill bourbon barrels. We then added nutmeg, cinnamon vanilla and cloves for a delicious alcoholic eggnog flavor!
Sugar Plum Fairies – Rich and Decadent Imperial Dessert Beer with dark fruit and festive flavors from dried plums, apricots, figs, anise, fennel, caraway and cardamom.
That Holiday Cake Dough – Big and sweet dessert beer with fruit cake added. Malt flavors of raisins, molasses, toffee and bread mingle with dried cherries, candied pineapple, orange, cinnamon and a hint of ginger.
Yule Only Live Once – 13% ABV Imperial Dessert Beer modeled after Panettone Italian Christmas cake. Strong Ale, creamy and rich from lactose, with a plethora of dried cherries, apricots, prunes, raisins and lemon zest. Originally brewed for the Holiday Ale Festival.
Wednesday December 13 – 12pm
2009 BA Noggin Floggin – Our Organic Noggin Floggin Barleywine aged for 7 years in Heaven Hill bourbon barrels until absolute perfection was achieved.
SeaRock – A big and warming Imperial Pilsner with a palate of biscuity malts, lemon zest, spices, mint and dill. Brewed in collaboration with our friends at Pacific Seafood.
Figgy Pudding – Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine with molasses, chocolate, figs, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange zest and vanilla.
Wednesday December 20 – 12pm
Candy Land – A 9.8% Imperial Dessert Stout brewed with peppermint and decadent chocolate for a peppermint patty flavor.
BA Cedarcalifragilistic – 2016 Barrel Aged Imperial Winter Ale with foraged Western Redcedar boughs, aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels.
BA Tart Quince Tripel – Mixed culture Belgian-Style Tripel that was aged and soured nearly two years in Oregon Pinot Noir barrels with Quince fruit.
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About Hopworks Urban Brewery:
Hopworks Urban Brewery strives to revolutionize and inspire the brewing industry with practices that drive quality, protect the environment and improve the community we live in. Using organic malts and a combination of locally-sourced, organic and Salmon Safe hops, the company’s 20-barrel brewery in Portland produces 13,500 barrels of beer and cider a year for HUB’s brewpubs and for distribution throughout the Northwest. Hopworks is a family-owned and operated business, the first Certified B Corporation brewery in the Pacific Northwest, a gold-level bike friendly business, and a member of 1% For the Planet.