take our word for it - after such exhaustive testing our judgment might be
slightly impaired - but you can’t argue with the judges at the World
Beer Cup, an international competition judging the best beers.
Sprecher’s Winter Brew has won gold and bronze awards in the European
style dark beer category at the biannual event.
Beverage Testing Institute gives high marks to the Bavarian style brew as
well: “Sweet toasted malt aromas have a lightly roasted, burnt
character. Follows through with a chewy and rounded medium-bodied palate
that finishes with good balancing bitter hop notes.”
more convincing? Then how about some words from the brewmaster himself:
“I have to admit, Winter Brew does go with a lot of things,” says
tastes great with traditional German food - potato salad, cabbage, any
kind of wurst.
wife likes to make stew. She puts it in the stew and serves it with the
stew,” Sprecher says.
Winter Brew’s versatility doesn’t stop there. It’s a nice complement
to spicy dishes because it is not an overly aggressive dark beer, Sprecher
says, and it has very little bitterness to it. Asian noodle salads,
jambalaya or spaghetti and meatballs with a spicy tomato sauce are a few
of Sprecher’s suggestions. And don’t forget dessert: Winter Brew goes
well with crŹme brulee, he adds.
the kiddies should leave a glass out with the plate of cookies for Santa,
seasonal beer is available beginning in early November.
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