Each month, as part of this 366-day BC craft beer extravaganza that I will be sharing with you throughout 2016, I will highlight a specific style or theme of beers for a whole week of articles. Already the best time of the year, the fact it’s Winter Ale season makes it that much better.
The Sip Advisor loves a good ‘winter warmer’ and this selection may be one of the best of the bunch. Fernie Brewing calls it their “most decadent brew yet,” which is a very strong start.
The Black Mammoth Winter Ale features flavours of chocolate, cocoa and even citrus, provided by Seville orange peels. While no food pairings are suggested, the brewery notes that the 8% ABV, 25 IBUs beverage combines well with any cold winter day… that’s good enough for the Sip Advisor to crack a bottle open!
First brewed in 2012, this limited edition winter seasonal is available in bomber-sized bottles in BC, Alberta and Manitoba (too bad, so sad Saskatchewan!). Make sure to grab one while you can as the product can only be had while supplies last through December and January.
The Black Mammoth was created to commemorate Fernie Brewing’s 10th anniversary in January 2013. The beer’s popularity brought it back in following years and now it’s a staple of the holiday season, throughout western Canada.
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