Seasonal beers have become the number one selling craft beer style according to the Brewers Association. And with the holidays approaching, everyone is eagerly anticipating the diverse line-up of Winter Seasonals to hit the taps and shelves. San Diego’s Karl Strauss Brewing Company will be offering a new Belgian Brown Ale – the perfect beer for all your festive occasions. This beer has a sweet coffee-like maltiness from a blend of Caramel malts, Brown Malt, and rolled oats complemented by a unique peppery spiciness from the Belgian yeast and Saaz hops.
The brewers at Karl Strauss wanted to brew something that had the characteristic spiciness of a traditional holiday beer, but with an interesting spin. “Every year, our customers are stoked to see what we come up with. They are excited to try something new and different, so we were inspired to create a holiday beer that was a little unexpected,” said Karl Strauss Brewmaster Paul Segura. This Winter Seasonal was aged with French oak chips for a smooth finish and subtle hints of vanilla – at 6.3% ABV, it’s a perfect winter session beer.
The Belgian Brown Ale is the latest release in Karl Strauss’ new seasonal beer roster. Over the last few years, with the demand for seasonal beers increasing, the company has launched a program to distribute four of its seasonals: Belgian Brown in the Winter, Saison in the Spring, Pintail Pale Ale in the Summer, and Oktoberfest in the Fall.
If you are interested in experiencing Karl Strauss’ Winter Seasonal, you can find the Belgian Brown Ale on tap at all six Karl Strauss Brewery Restaurants, as well as select bars in Southern California, starting this month.
Karl Strauss Belgian Brown Ale