This is the eighteenth in a series of installments that will highlight one of my favorite brews and which knits to go with it! None of the breweries or yarn companies are compensating me – these are just my opinions on my personal experiences!
Brew: Winter Ale
Brewer: Full Sail
Malts: All the good ones
Hops: A fabulous blend
Flavors: This beer showed some of it’s best elements right off the bat – immediately after popping the cap a sweet, thick beer-y aroma filled my nose. The flavor did not disappoint – full flavor and lots of it! Malty with a slight coffee side taste, as a darker beer should be but with a nice hoppy, crisp finish. The taste of this beer is like the feeling you get when you put on your winter coat in a warm house then walk out into single-digit weather.
Knit Pairings: With the coming of the winter season, not only are we seeing changing landscapes and dropping temperatures but more wool sweaters, socks, hats and winter-themed beers as well! Because of the full, warming but crisp flavor I recommend knitting a sweater with the same elements. Warm and cozy, possibly ove-rsized with cushy but crisply knitted cables. It sounds perfect to me!
Notes: See? I told you it wasn’t all IPA’s all the time. Pfft.
Let me know what you think! Suggestions for future beers, more/different information to include, this is a work in progress so I won’t be offended by constructive advice!