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Editor’s Post – New Glarus Brewing Company’s Holiday Beers

Submitted by on November 18, 2009 – 11:00 AMNo Comment
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New Glarus Brewing Company just released two great beers to get you in the mood for the holiday season.

1. Wisconsin Cran-bic, part of their “Unplugged” collection, is a beer dedicated to Wisconsin and its natural surroundings. Wisconsin Cran-bic is a mix of wine and beer with a touch of a little fruit. Since Wisconsin provides more than half of the world’s total supply of cranberries, and is the number one cranberry producing state in the nation, Daniel Carey, Brew Master at New Glarus, used this 500 year old brewing style with the state fruit, cranberries.

To further update this authentic style, Daniel has embraced the use of wild Wisconsin yeast. It’s made with spontaneous fermentation true to the original lambic style and aged in oak barrels.

Style: Cranberry Lambic-Style Ale
Flavor: Cranberry
ABV: 6.0%

2. Don’t miss out on their Snowshoe Red Ale. The warm and rich flavors of Snowshoe Red Ale help everyone appreciate the stillness of a Wisconsin Winter. Snowshoe Ale is brewed with a blend of roasted American and German caramel malts. The complicated decoction mash process ensures a rich malty backbone, which is balanced by elegant Czech Saaz and Bavarian Hallertau Hops. Expect this beer to pour a beautiful copper-red with a fruity ale body and a spicy hop finish.

Tip: Try pairing this beer with Wisconsin Gouda, Pork Roast or even a Reuben Sandwich.

Style: Red Ale
Flavor: Rich malty flavor with notes of warmth
ABV: 5.35%

Forget the hot chocolate and eggnog, sit back and rejoice in the season with one of these nice cold beers.