Preparing for the shorter days ahead, Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB), releases its fan favorite, Abominable Winter Ale, today at its two pubs and into distribution.
Abominable Winter Ale offers a perfect blend of caramel malts alongside Simcoe, Cascade, Chinook, and Centennial hops. The result is a complex, spicy, and citrusy winter ale. 7.3% ABV. 65 IBU.
“Mr. Abom is back from hibernation and ready to party! In his unusual reverse-hibernation cycle, he moves to higher elevations for the winter to feast on his beloved, frozen pine boughs, discarded energy bars and partial tailgate beers,” said Christian Ettinger, Founder and Brewmaster at Hopworks, in a statement. “Be sure when moving through Abom country to clank unopened beer cans together and, of course, bring a decoy can to distract Mr. Abom in case of an encounter! If needed, shake your can, then open downwind and away from yourself, making sure to point the spray at the ground in front of Mr. Abom. Set the can slowly in front of him, making sure to avoid eye contact. Allow for a quick selfie before running like hell!”
To celebrate the return of Abominable Winter Ale today, the Powell Mothership, Hopworks is celebrating with live music performed by Hushfire starting at 7:30PM. Hushfire is a vocal-based acoustic trio based in Portland, Oregon.
HUB will also be offering up a special seasonal sandwich to compliment a pint of Abominable Winter Ale. The Abominable Beastloaf Sandwich. This bison and grass-fed meatloaf is filled with aromatics, herbs and spices sitting on a pub bun with a horseradish celery root spread, a thick-cut onion ring and house-made BBQ sauce. This special will be available at both Hopworks brewpub locations.
Abominable Winter Ale is now available on tap and in 12 oz. 6-packs at grocers, bottle shops, and at Hopworks’ two locations on SE Powell Boulevard in Portland and SE Mill Plain Boulevard in Vancouver, Washington.
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.