Father John’s Winter Ale – Howe Sound Brewing

O’hare’s Beer Club December 2012 Box

“Father John’s Winter Ale” from Howe Sound brewing in Squamish is Named after the First Brewmaster at the pub and one of the fathers of Micro Brewing in Canada.  The beer pours a deep amber colour with an off white head.  The smells that I can detect include honey, molasses and malt.  When you sip the beer there is an explosion of flavor.  You get all kinds of spices, vanilla, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, honey, molasses and more with a very slight hopy kick as a finish.  This beer is a very tasty winter ale that sits at 7% alcohol and an IBU of 17.  Worth the try if you enjoy a good winter ale!

Commercial Description:  A rich, malty seasonal ale brewed every fall for the winter months, this ale is made with four different malts, Nugget & Hallertau hops, and a complex blend of spices. It is named for John Mitchell, Howe Sound’s original brewer.

Food Pairing according to O’hare’s Beer Club notes and Breweries website are as follows: hearty meals including stews, aged cheeses and your favorite holiday desserts.

Click here to check out the December Box

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