Happy Solstice! Today marks the official start of winter, the shortest day of the year (and conversely, longest night of the year), and to accompany this day I thought an American classic was appropriate: Harpoon Brewery’s Winter Warmer, a spiced ale first brewed nearly 30 years ago.
Cinnamon and nutmeg in a beer. When we first introduced this beer, let’s just say that people weren’t exactly sure what to make of it. But after close to three decades of brewing this classic, there is no greater fervor for any of our seasonal beers than this one right here. Bring on the spice!
Brewed since 1988, this beer has become a New England seasonal classic. Cinnamon and nutmeg dominate the aroma. The taste is a rich combination of the holiday spices and the hearty malt backbone. There is a mild sweetness to the finish along with the lingering flavor of the spices.
Harpoon’s seasonal specialty is a great addition to your midwinter Yule celebration, and will help to welcome in the start of winter nicely.
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