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First Snowstorm of 2009 on Radar

Schell’s just posted on their Facebook page that the 2009 Snowstorm will be a Baltic Porter. Dave Berg sent us a few more details about this beer, so we thought we’d share:

Snowstorm 2009

OG 17.5 Plato
IBU 31
SRM 63

Beer writer Lew Bryson referred to Baltic Porters  as “a trainwreck between a Dopplebock and an Imperial Stout.”  If the shoe fits…

Copious amounts of Munich malt coupled with 3 British crystal malts, British Chocolate, and some other stuff, Snowstorm 2009 displays flavor reminiscent of dark fruit, licorice, and chocolate.

Release Date:  Nov 1, 2009

With love from your friends at “the website that shall not be named” (?!)


  1. Ben says:


  2. David Berg says:

    Heh, Ryan’s a lot slower posting now he has a job ;^)

  3. Eric says:

    Yeah, I was surprised that I read it on FB for the first time. Figured then that Ryan musta known for at least 3 months!

  4. David Berg says:

    Nope. Probably a couple of hours. If he didn’t check his email, he still may not know!

  5. Trav says:

    Someone at Stubs told me back in May it was going to be a BP. Not sure if he was just guessing or actually knew.

  6. ryan says:

    I’m in ski/snowboard season (forget that it’s 80 and humid… I have to work a few months ahead). Busy, busy, busy. I saw the email, but haven’t had a chance to post the details.

  7. Eric says:

    Enough excuses Ryan! Next thing you know, you’ll be blaming it on your kid or something…..

  8. ryan says:

    Smartass. 🙂

  9. Jason says:

    Not complaining, but is it just me, or are Baltic Porters coming out of the woodwork?

  10. Brian says:

    Sorry, “the website that shall not be named” was my fault. I was thinking of beernews, which can’t be mentioned at beeradvocate.

  11. Vance says:

    I’ve been waiting for this one, Dave. I can’t wait….but if I must…

  12. ryan says:

    Brian – no worries. I just wondered what might have caused us to be taboo on Beer Advocate.

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