Threshold Brewing & Blending will keep you warm this season as it releases Grzaniec. Taking inspiration from his Polish heritage, Jarek Szymanski, Co-Founder/Brewer at Threshold Brewing, has brewed a traditional Polish Grzaniec that is served mulled and hot.
Pronounced, G-shan-ee-etz, Grzaniec or Grzane Piwo (translation “mulled beer”) begins with a lighter ale heated with clove, cinnamon stick, orange zest and a bit of honey. For its version, Threshold Brewing used its flagship Grisette as the base that sits at 5% ABV. Each Grzaniec is made to order, a deliciously warming beverage to wrap your hands around on the brewery’s outdoor patio.
In other parts of Europe, one can find a Glühbier. During our travels we uncovered this beer style in Switzerland at a handful of Christmas Markets. Liefmans from Belgium brews a Glühkriek that is served from a warming dispenser. Definitely an interesting take on a kriek.
So with the cool, wet days and nights a head, a visit to Threshold Brewing may be in order to experience this beer from Jarek’s heritage and upbringing in Poland.
Threshold Brewing & Blending 403 SE 79th Ave Portland, OR 97215
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.