Bend Brewing Company is prepping for the cooler days ahead with the return of two winter ales – Sno’d In Winter IPA and Waist Deep Winter Ale. Both beers will be packaged in 16oz cans and available on draft.
Sno’d In Winter IPA is a winter IPA that is not as big as many others as it comes in at 6% ABV. Even with this lower ABV, this beer still offers exceptional malt character and balance without muddling the hop flavor. BBC constructed Sno’d In around a base of 2-Row and Golden Promise malt with light carastan and rye malt providing depth. Comet and Chinook Salvo in the whirlpool provide a clean pine and orange rind hop flavor while a double dry hop of Amarillo and Simcoe hops amp up the hop aroma.
As in past years, Sno’d In Winter IPA was brewed in collaboration with Bend based ski and snowboard company, SnoPlanks. Both BBC and SnoPlanks are kindred spirits with their shared dedication to handcrafted quality and love of the outdoors.
Sno’d In Winter IPA will be released at BBC’s Downtown Bend brewpub today, Friday, October 29th. Also mark your calendars for the annual Sno’d In Party set for Friday, December 3rd at the brewpub.
Bend Brewing Company is also set to release Waist Deep Winter Ale in 16oz cans as part of the brewery’s Pub Series. Waist Deep is the quintessential Northwest Winter Warmer with a full body loaded with plum, raisin and toffee flavors courtesy of a complex malt bill and English yeast and hops.
Sno’d In Winter IPA and Waist Deep Winter Ale are now available through Point Blank Distributing and Bigfoot Beverages.
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.