Today’s Advent beer pick is steeped in whimsy, coming from Hoppin’ Frog Brewery out of Akron, Ohio: their Frosted Frog Christmas Ale, which I selected as much for the name and label as for the holiday theme. This is a strong, malty ale brewed with spices to 8.6% alcohol by volume.
The essence of Christmas is captured in this very bottle. Perfectly blended spices compliment Frosted Frog’s rich malt flavors, creating the ultimate Christmas experience. Celebrate the holidays as you savor this very special seasonal offering.
On the one hand “Frosted Frog” sounds a bit like a breakfast cereal, on the other like the frog is covered in snow—befitting the Oregon weather we have been experiencing the last several days! This Christmas ale is spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg to create a taste experience not unlike a snickerdoodle cookie. Like I said—whimsy.
Hoppin’ Frog also offers up a barrel aged version of Frosted Frog. This one is aged in whiskey barrels which should add vanilla and boozy characteristics to the base beer.
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