Advent Beer Calendar 2011: Day 7: Southern Tier Old Man Winter

Southern Tier Old Man WinterAs the cold weather descends and the prospect of snow looms with the winter, it only seems fitting to turn to a beer named Old Man Winter, from Southern Tier Brewing, and thus that is our Advent Calendar pick of the day. Subtitled “a liquid winter wonderland,” this is how Southern Tier describes it:

With the onset of winter, the brewer’s mind turns to providing warmth. For our winter seasonal, we offer a rich and complex amalgam of hops and barley that will put the feeling back in your toes and lift your spirits above the snow. OMW throws a deep and inviting hue with a thickness that clings to the glass and the warmth of an open flame. Because of its high alcohol content, Old Man is a heady brew that encourages sipping and pondering its essential richness. Drink it fresh now, or cellar a few bottles to see how this old man becomes wiser with age.

This is an Old Ale style of winter brew, 7.7% alcohol by volume, and should help keep you warm when you stay up late on a chilly Christmas Eve waiting for Santa to come.

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