Hopworks Releasing Thirteen Winter Holiday Ales this December

Hopworks Urban Brewery, aka HUB, is one-upping the competition with an amazing thirteen limited holiday beers this holiday, with a few being released every five to seven days. All three Hopworks pubs will tap the beers on the same days, with a full calendar of releases and dates below.

More from a press release:

Each beer was made for the holiday season and range in style from big and boozy barleywines aged for years in bourbon barrels to imperial dessert beers inspired by popular holiday cakes and treats. A number of the beers are so limited the HUB pubs will only tap a single keg at each location. In addition to the draft offerings, Kentucky Christmas, Noggin Floggin and Sugar Plum Fairies will be available as specialty bottle offerings.

Friday December 0112pm

Kentucky Christmas – We aged Organic Abominable Winter Ale in a variety of bourbon barrels and blended them to perfection. Available on draft and in very limited bottles at all three pubs.

Noggin Floggin Barleywine – Organic Winter barleywine featuring big, resinous hops and complex toffee, spicy and caramel malt flavors with a warm finish. Available on draft and in very limited bottles at all three pubs.

Troll Hunter – Dedicated to our favorite keyboard warrior. We’re giving you what you want by adding some holiday spices to our seasonal Organic Abominable Winter Ale. Brewed with star anise, ginger and cinnamon.

Wednesday December 0612pm

Egg Noggin – Organic Noggin Floggin Barleywine aged in Spanish Rum barrels and Heaven Hill bourbon barrels. We then added nutmeg, cinnamon vanilla and cloves for a delicious alcoholic eggnog flavor!

Sugar Plum Fairies – Rich and Decadent Imperial Dessert Beer with dark fruit and festive flavors from dried plums, apricots, figs, anise, fennel, caraway and cardamom.

That Holiday Cake Dough – Big and sweet dessert beer with fruit cake added. Malt flavors of raisins, molasses, toffee and bread mingle with dried cherries, candied pineapple, orange, cinnamon and a hint of ginger.

Yule Only Live Once – 13% ABV Imperial Dessert Beer modeled after Panettone Italian Christmas cake. Strong Ale, creamy and rich from lactose, with a plethora of dried cherries, apricots, prunes, raisins and lemon zest. Originally brewed for the Holiday Ale Festival.

Wednesday December 1312pm

2009 BA Noggin Floggin – Our Organic Noggin Floggin Barleywine aged for 7 years in Heaven Hill bourbon barrels until absolute perfection was achieved.

SeaRock – A big and warming Imperial Pilsner with a palate of biscuity malts, lemon zest, spices, mint and dill. Brewed in collaboration with our friends at Pacific Seafood.

Figgy Pudding – Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine with molasses, chocolate, figs, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange zest and vanilla.

Wednesday December 2012pm

Candy Land – A 9.8% Imperial Dessert Stout brewed with peppermint and decadent chocolate for a peppermint patty flavor.

BA Cedarcalifragilistic – 2016 Barrel Aged Imperial Winter Ale with foraged Western Redcedar boughs, aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels.

BA Tart Quince Tripel – Mixed culture Belgian-Style Tripel that was aged and soured nearly two years in Oregon Pinot Noir barrels with Quince fruit.

Hopworks Locations:

Hopworks Urban Brewery – 2944 SE Powell Blvd. Portland, OR
Hopworks BikeBary – 3947 N. Williams Ave. Portland, OR
Hopworks Urban Brewery Vancouver – 17707 SE Mill Plain Blvd. Vancouver, WA

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