Weyerbacher’s Winter Ale is a winter warmer in their seasonal lineup. (Easton, PA) Brewed for well over a decade, this beer one a silver in the World Beer Cup. They have an interesting history of winter warmers to add to your drinkertainment.
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.
Style: Winter Warmer
Taste Expectations: Toasted/Roasted malts. Semi sweet. Nutty w/ a touch of caramel. Some spice. Bit of dark fruit.
Availability: 12oz/6pks. Draft. Nov-Jan. Seasonal.