Ho!Ho! Winter Ale
Ah, the wondrous wares that are winter warmers. This particular one is your humble Brewmaster’s very favorite Diamond Knot beer!
As a fledgling homebrewer his favorite thing to brew was a giant, spiced holiday ale that was almost always met with great appreciation. As a result the Ho!Ho! was the first DK beer that he really took under his proverbial wing and made his own. No spices in this one, just malt, yeast, hops, and water.
This beer kind of defies being plopped conveniently into an accepted beer category: it’s big, dark, malty, hoppy and will seriously warm your cockles! Enjoy it while it’s around as this seasonal is produced in limited quantities and you don’t want to have to wait ‘til next Christmas!
The nitty-gritty, for all you beer nerds:
Original Gravity: 17 ° Plato; 1.068
Alcohol by Volume: 8.5%
MALTS: 2-row Pale, Vienna, Wheat, Weyermann Cara-red
HOPS: Chinook, Galena, Cascade, Simcoe