After releasing its annual winter seasonal, Abominable Winter Ale, a few weeks ago, Hopworks Urban Brewery has returned with the 2021 vintage of Bourbon Barrel Aged Abominable Winter Ale. This year’s bold, winter offering is currently available in 16oz cans and on draft.
Bourbon Barrel Aged Abominable has aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels for nine months to create this strong, seasonal classic with complex notes of vanilla, spice and citrus. This one clocks in at 11.3% ABV and 55 IBUs.
“Mr. Abom is out of hibernation and rolling the barrels around the brewery once again!” said Christian Ettinger, Founder & Brewmaster at Hopworks, in a statement. “After the Yeti Angels have taken their share, we’ve been left with a rich 11.3% ABV brew, enough to awake even the most sluggish of beasts. The bounty of warming vanilla and caramel flavors meld perfectly with the citrus and pine hop notes in this winter ale. AAARRRRGGGHHH and cheers to winter!”
To compliment this barrel-aged beer, Hopworks has also released a new pizza, Apple Of My Eye. This pizza has a garlic oil base topped with mozzarella, blue cheese, local Honeycrisp apples sourced from Rainier Fruit Co., diced red onions, crispy onions, and a balsamic glaze swirl. Rich but balanced, the pizza highlights the crispness of Honeycrisp apples through the funkiness of blue cheese and the intensity of the balsamic glaze. It pairs perfectly with the citrus spice and vanilla notes of Bourbon Barrel Aged Abominable.
Bourbon Barrel Aged Abominable is now available on tap and in 4-pack, 16 oz cans 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.