Tag Archives: Southern Tier Brewing

Tuesday Tastings: Two Hearted Ale, Krampus, Silver City Oktoberfest

Another post of Tuesday Tastings for this second week of May, featuring an iconic IPA and a couple of out-of-season reviews. Bell’s Brewery Two Hearted Ale It probably doesn’t need to be said that Bell’s is one of the oldest and most-respected breweries in the United States, dating the first commercial sale of beer to 1985 (making them 30 years old this year). And of course a number of their beers are iconic even to … Continue reading →

Advent Beer Calendar 2014: Day 6: Southern Tier Krampus

Today, December 6, is St. Nicholas Day, a festival observed in many European countries that celebrates St. Nicholas as a bringer of gifts to children. “Santa Claus” of course is derived from the St. Nicholas legend, and some of the regional celebrations of St. Nicholas Day are strikingly familiar: children place shoes or boots outside on the night of December 5, and St. Nicholas fills them with sweets and toys if the children have been good. … Continue reading →

Advent Beer Calendar 2012: Day 20: Southern Tier 2XMas

When I think of Christmastime beers, I tend to conceptualize Winter Warmers, or dark spiced ales, or (as in the case of my own homebrewed version) strong/Old Ales styled after holiday fruitcakes. Rarely if ever has a beer inspired by a mulled drink crossed my mind—beer used as the base in a mulled drink, or a wassail, certainly. But not the other way around. Well, western New York’s Southern Tier Brewing has gone that other way … Continue reading →

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

As 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 … Continue reading →

Pumpkin Beer Week: Imperial Pumking

Southern Tier Brewing has been showing up in limited quantities here in Central Oregon lately, but those have been (mostly) confined to their limited Imperial Stout series; the one you all know I really wanted to try for quite awhile was their Imperial Pumking: Pumking is an ode to Púca, a creature of Celtic folklore, who is both feared and respected by those who believe in it. Púca is said to waylay travelers throughout the … Continue reading →