A Different Kind of Pretty

I love spring. There’s no doubt about it – I love the fresh green, the new life, the longer days and ample sunshine – it’s gorgeous. IMG_5885

But there’s something very special about winter.IMG_5888

Even with less sunlight and weather that makes you stay inside (whether you want to or not) more often.IMG_5911

Even as the greens fade away and the world looks a bit more monochromatic.IMG_5905

It’s just a different kind of pretty.

What’s your favorite part about winter?

Pints & Purls Edition 19: Jubelale

This is the nineteenth 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!

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Brew: Jubelale

Brewer: Deschutes Brewery

Malts: Pale, Crystal, Extra Special, Carapils, Roasted Barley

Hops: Nugget, Cascade, Willamette, Styrian, Tettnang, East Kent GoldingsIMG_1793

Flavors: This beer is darker but not so dark that you’ll need an empty stomach to drink it.  The spicy, fruity flavors come through in winds and never bog down the taste buds.  Balanced creamy, carmel-y flavors with crisp hops – like sipping a hot, milky beverage while sitting outside watching the snow fall around you.

Knit Pairings: This beer can stand up to a hearty knit and would complement a classic winter piece – aran cabled pullover anyone?  I suggest using at least a worsted weight yarn, a finer gauge would be totally overpowered by this balanced but deep brew.

Notes:  I love the artwork featured on Deschutes’ bottles, don’t you?!

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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!