It’s snowing here in Portland and I couldn’t be more excited! Here’s a collection of my favorite Oregon beers that are snow inspired.
Available October through December, Brr features a bold hop flavor, malty sweet finish. Warm up with a cold one. Or two. Widmer’s winter red is the perfect treat, naughty or nice. The deep red body fills your glass and a citrusy hop aroma fills your nose. Then carmel and chocolate malts reward you with perfectly balanced, malty sweet flavor and velvety finish.
Every year, Widmer hosts the Mt. Hood Meadows ski party featuring Brr! I’ve been to a couple of them and they are always a great way to kick off the season. I’ll toast to that.
Great with hot and spicy beef, this beer is pale golden in color (obviously!) with a hoppy fruity aroma. Big hop flavor up front complemented by medium body and hoppyness mid-pallet. Finishes with a characteristic lingering bitterness.
I’m not a big fan of IPAs but this one makes the list.
Snow and beer are the only two things to care about during the winter. This year, 10 Barrel changed their winter ale up a bit by using seven specialty malts and upped the hops for a herbal hop complexity.
This Fresh Hop IPA is like fresh powder. You need to seize-the-moment. This is one of the purest, juiciest essence of the hop flower in every beer. It’s bright, bold aroma and flavor comes once a year.
This is my favorite beer after skiing. Made with cascade, chinook and centennial hops and six organic malts, this beer features a complex floral, spicy and citrus hoppiness backed up by just the right amount of malt sweetness.
What is your favorite snow inspired beer?