As Oregon’s North Coast braces for a stormy winter, Buoy Beer from Astoria has just released a beer to drink during this season of heavy rain and windy days. Strong Gale Winter Ale is available in 16.9oz bottles and on draft throughout Buoy Beer’s distribution footprint.
Strong Gale Winter Ale is a beer designed to keep Astorians a bit warmer as the temperature dips. The seasonal beer is brewed with Caramel and Chocolate malts that gives this beer a touch of sweetness and warm roasty aromas. These malts are balanced out from the brewery’s use of copious amounts of Simcoe, Comet, and Centennial hops. Strong Gale Winter Ale sits at 7.7% ABV and 70 IBUs.
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.