Big, bold beers, perfect for cold, wet Pacific Northwest evenings are hitting store shelves once again. The latest is Old Scrooge Christmas Ale from Silver City Brewery.
Old Scrooge Christmas Ale is the brewery’s most award-winning beer. Through the years it has been awarded 13 medals that includes 6 from the Great American Beer Festival and one award from the World Beer Cup.
This take on an English-Style Barleywine is a malty ale that derives from a long boil time, cool fermentation and extended aging. Silver City uses a malt bill of NW Pale, British Pale, Caramel, and Munich with Columbus and Willamette hops.
The result is a bold, malty beer with notes of apple, cherry and apricot. Old Scrooge Christmas Ale sits at 8.5% ABV and 60 IBUs. A prefect barleywine to drink fresh and to cellar for years to come.
Old Scrooge Christmas Ale is currently available in the Silver City Brewery Taproom and Restaurant in 22oz bottles and draft while supplies last. Look for it in distribution in the coming weeks.
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.