We’ve finally gotten around to bottling and sampling this year’s batch of winter brews. We started brewing most of these in January. Then by March, these brews were ready to sample after fermentation and conditioning.
This year, we decided to REALLY focus on perfecting our line of IPA’s. With that, we brewed 5 different style of IPA’s, a winter (strong) ale, and our house stout. In this post, we’ll be looking at the 2-non IPA’s.
Dead of Winter Ale–6%-Our winter ale is the perfect comfort for those bone chilling nights when the temperatures drop. A winter ale is traditionally brewed in the style of a Strong Ale. This beer is heavier than a pale ale but lighter than a brown or porter. This tasty beverage is born in December and fermented for 2.5 months to reach perfection. Our Dead of Winter Ale is medium bodied, but lends itself to a perfect balance of sweetness and earthiness. This beer goes amazingly pared with wild game and just about any kind of red meat.
We use 4 kinds of malts (including 2-row, Carapils, Roasted Malts, and Pale). Hop varieties include (but are not limited to) Simcoe and Cascade).
Back Country Woodsman Stout-6%– The Back Country Woodsman is our award winning house stout. This stout is brewed in the style of a milk stout using vanilla and caramel for a smooth, creamy finish. It’s bold and balanced for those who like their beers dark like motor oil.
After a long hard days work or long day in the mountains, there’s often nothing better than a delicious, hand-crafted ale from Limberlost.