Autumn Seasonals Return
The air is getting crisp, the leaves have started to turn, and it’s time to start planning ridiculous costumes for your children and pets to wear so you can laugh
at with them. Well, at Great Divide we know that with changing seasons come changing palates, and our line of fall seasonal beers is back again to accompany all of the corn maze, haunted house, turkey trotting, pumpkin patching festivities you can wrap your hand-knitted beanie clad head around. Just for some added inspiration, here are some of our favorite times to enjoy each brew:
Fresh Hop: Crisp Autumn afternoons when the air is chilly but the sun is warm enough to claim “it’s patio weather.”
Hibernation Ale: Great for sitting around a campfire, soaking in the last few opportunities to sleep out in the woods with your friends before Winter weather hits.
Oak Aged Yeti: Après-ski, when you kick off your cold boots, put on dry wool socks, and feel the blood circulate back to your limbs as you curl up on the couch and watch the snow fall from the window.
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Oak Aged Yeti is Yeti Imperial Stout’s sophisticated sibling. They may be from the same clan, but they have entirely different personalities. Oak aging gives a subtle vanilla character, rounding out Yeti’s intense roastiness and huge hoppy nature. Who says you can’t tame a Yeti? At 9.5% ABV, it boasts a perfect Ratebeer.com score of 100 and was named one of BeerAdvocate’s 2010 “Top 100 Beers On Planet Earth.”
Fresh Hop is a labor of love meant to be enjoyed today. Brewed every fall since 2003 with wet, whole cone hops from the Pacific Northwest, it was one of the first bottled fresh hop beers available in the U.S.. Great Divide tells drinkers, “Don’t age it. Keep it cold. Drink it now. Savoring this delightful pale ale during harvest season ensures that its unparalleled grassy, citrus hop brilliance will remain uncompromised.” At 6.1% ABV with 55 IBUs, Fresh Hop has garnered a score of 98 on Ratebeer.com.
Hibernation Ale is Colorado’s original strong ale and Great Divide’s celebrated winter tradition since 1995. At 8.7% ABV, this robust, dry-hopped ale has a malty richness balanced with a complex hop profile and hearty, warming character. Hibernation is a three-time Great American Beer Festival medal winner and boasts a Ratebeer.com score of 98.