Happy New Year!
One of my favorite things to do in the mountains in the winter, is to return from a day of slogging (skiing, climbing, hiking, whatever!) and sit by a fire and enjoy a beer. Here are six brews worth sampling one or celebrating with a couple:
- Dogfish Head’s “Raison D’Etre” — a dark amber, pleasant yet bitter finish with a hint of cocoa.
- The Shed Brewery’s “The Bull Does Love” — A hoppy beer, like any I.P.A., has a medium body and was very drinkable.
- Long Trail Brewery’s “Hibernator” — A stout-like brew, with a medium body easy to drink.
- Trapp Family Lodge’s “Dunkel” — Like the name implies, it is a dark beer with a medium body and has a light finish. Because all of the Trapp Lagers are not filtered, they are complex and taste differently throughout the enjoyment of sipping.
- Trapp Family Lodge’s “Wintergeist” — Served in a wine glass, this dark beer is a seasonal beer that is unfiltered and has wonderfully malty flavors including a not-unpleasant taste of rasberry. It also has a higher than average alcohol content, hence the wine glass!
These beers are available in limited quantities in various parts of New England and parts of the Mid-Atlantic.
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