Brewers of Pennsylvania: 2018 Winter Beer Suggestions

Brewers of Pennsylvania: 2018 Winter Beer Suggestions

Press release… With spring nowhere in sight, the Brewers of Pennsylvania (BOP), the state’s official brewers guild, has released its list of 2018 Winter Beer Suggestions. The beers come from brewers located in all parts of the state, and offer consumers a wide variety sure to excite the taste buds as winter maintains its grip.

“Pennsylvanians have been in a deep freeze for much of this winter, and there’s nothing better to warm the spirits than partaking in some of finest craft beers in the world,” said Dan LaBert, BOP’s Executive Director. “This winter, BOP member breweries have once again come to the table with extremely well-crafted beers that all consumers, from veteran craft beer enthusiasts to newer tasters who want something unique can enjoy. While we anxiously wait for the weather to break, these top beer selections are sure to satisfy and delight!”

Brewers of Pennsylvania’s 2018 Winter Beer Suggestions

Berry Monks | Weyerbacher – Easton
What Consumers Need to Know
Berry Monks, a variation of Weyerbacher’s classic Belgian Tripel, is brewed with cranberries, orange peel and ginger. This ale is ripe with apple and pear notes, which blend nicely with the tartness of the other fruit and ginger. 9.3% ABV.

Snow Flyer Hazelnut Chocolate Porter | Rusty Rail – Mifflinburg
What Consumers Need to Know
Snow Flyer Hazelnut Chocolate Porter, a silver medalist at the 2017 Best of Craft Beer Awards, is brewed with seven malts, hazelnut extract, and cacao nibs. This full-bodied porter is named in honor of Virgil D. White creating a Snow Flyer kit for Ford’s Model T in the early 1900s, essentially converting the Model T into a “snowmobile.” 5.5% ABV.

Winter Cheers | Victory – Downingtown
What Consumers Need to Know
Glowing and glimmering, frothy and shimmering, Victory’s celebratory wheat ale features luscious fruity and spicy notes, making it a perfect brew to brighten spirits even on the deepest of nights. Light in body, this fruity and warming winter brew delivers a crisp finish, with spicy hints of banana, clove, and citrus. 6.7% ABV.

Toboggan Chocolate Doppelbock | Susquehanna Brewing Company – Pittston
What Consumers Need to Know
The perfect end to a winter day, this rich amber lager is brewed with Munich, Crystal, and Chocolate Malts, cocoa, and finished with Hallertau hops for a malty yet balanced beer. Cuddle up near a fire with this lager! 8.7% ABV.

Belfast Black Smoked Porter | Lavery Brewing – Erie
What Consumers Need to Know
Lots of Munich, Crystal, and Smoked malts gives this beer a medium to full body. Expect smoke, chocolate, burnt wood, and toffee in the aroma. The hops provide just enough bitterness to back up the malt, and the yeast leaves the beer with slight fruity flavors. 7.5% ABV.

Chocolate Meltdown | Penn Brewery – Pittsburgh
What Consumers Need to Know
A very dark, full-bodied ale.  Hints of roasted caramel malts along with luscious Betsy Ann milk chocolate mingle with lactose sugar for creaminess in every sip. Cited by Modern Brewery Age as “the most chocolately of them all.” 5.5% ABV.

Hinterland Hefe Weizen | Appalachian Brewing – Harrisburg
What Consumers Need to Know
The light-bodied wheat ale uses special “hefe” yeast to produce clove and banana flavors in fermentation. This unfiltered beer has an incredibly spicy and fruity complexity. 5.3% ABV.

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About the Brewers of Pennsylvania

The Brewers of Pennsylvania is a 501c6 trade association that brings together leaders of Pa.-based breweries in order to promote and protect the brewing industry in the state.  The Brewers of Pennsylvania, a strong and influential organization, serves the consuming public of Pa. by encouraging brand diversity in the market. BOP members employ an estimated 10,000 employees earning $296 million in wages and generating $1.1 billion in direct economic benefits to communities throughout the state.  Its signature annual event is the popular Meeting of the Malts. #supportPAbeer

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