A new extension to the Yeti family is hitting the market from Denver’s Great Divide Brewing with Chai Yeti. Inspired by its Himalayan roots, Chai Yeti adds traditional chai spices to the imperial stout base beer.
“Chai Yeti is a natural fit to the Yeti lineup,” said Brian Dunn, founder of Great Divide Brewing Company in a statement. “We thought the chai spices would work well with the chocolate and roasty malt character of Yeti.”
Not only does the flavor profile match perfectly with the beer, it also transports the drinker to the Yeti’s homeland as this new variation is a nod to the Yeti’s home region of the Himalayas. The connection between the geographic location where the mythology surrounding the Yeti was born and where the chai spice flavor originated is a natural play.
Traditional chai spices of cinnamon, green cardamom, black pepper, ginger, nutmeg, and vanilla blend seamlessly with Yeti’s rich, roasted malt backbone for a spicy beast fit to tackle Everest and at 9.5% ABV one must do so cautiously.
Chai Yeti will be available from October through December in 22 oz bottles across the country. This Yeti variation will also be available just in time for National Yeti Awareness Week November 13th -17th.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.