Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Never Summer Ale


 Winter is upon us, and the fine beers that go along with it are popping up on shelves everywhere. This change of seasons also brings the migration from those Thanksgiving Day-in-a-bottle, "pumpkinie-spiced" beers we feel so obligated to drink. With the release of these winter ales we are presented with a variety of roasty, toasty, nutty & malty libations which are perfect for snuggling-up with next to a roaring fire. One such offering is Never Summer Ale from Boulder Brewing. Although Boulder classifies this beer as an American Strong Ale, it hits the lower end of the scale at around 6% ABV. Deep ruby red in color, assertively hopped, and brewed with dark caramel malt, Never Summer gets its unique character from the use of British Dark Caramel Malt, U.S. 2-row barley, Nugget, Willamette and Cascade hops. Some additional spices are added which Boulder cares not to disclose. The hop presence is not overwhelming, but is much more evident than in most winter beers you'll find. Never Summer pours reddish-brown in color with an off-white head. The nose is of hop and roasted malt, with a touch of candy sweetness. The mouth feel is bold and malty, mildly carbonated and crisp, with a traditional hop-like bitterness. So as you begin your winter drinking list be sure to include Boulder's Never Summer Ale. Cheers!

Form more info on Never Summer visit: Boulder Beer Co


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