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Winterfest teaser no. 1… Fitger’s line-up

Fitger’s BrewhouseIt must be greater Minnesota day here at MNBeer… I’m sipping a bit of McCann’s Prairie Porter and just remembered that Dave sent me Fitger’s list of beers for Winterfest. Here they are… there might be a surprise as well, but we’re not telling. They all sound good, though I’ll confess that I’m looking forward to wheat wine and the Blue Label Grand Reserve as I like the wine-barrel aged beers more than bourbon.

The list is below the fold… later this week we’ll share McCann’s offerings…

1. Park Point Pilsener 5.5%
German style hoppy lager. Only German malt and hops used. Smooth and clean finishing, a bit lighter then the rest.

2. Imperial Pilsener 8.5%
German style double pils. Aged for 8 months to let flavors mature. A bit more alcohol and flavor then Park Point.

3. Gale Force Cranberry Ale 8.2%
Belgian style golden ale, infused with copious amounts of cranberry. On the sweeter side with a tart dry finish.

4. Edmund Imperial Stout – Bourbon barrel aged 9.0%
We added our aged Ed stout to a Woodford Reserve Bourbon Barrel. Aged for 9 months and presto. Nice bourbon, vanilla notes complementing the rich coffee,toffee stout flavors.

5. Blue Label Grande Reserve – Pinot Noir barrel aged
10.0%
Our Imperial Belgian abby style ale. Lagered then aged in the wine barrel. Notes of plums and raisins match the oak and red fruit flavors.

6. Bellsnickle Wheat Wine 11.5%
Our yearly holiday wheatwine. 1 yr of aging with a strong wheat/alcohol/vanilla presence.

7. Hair O’ the Monk 9.9%
Our Belgian style tripple ale. Golden and light bodied with lots of fruit esters and a warm fuzzy finish.

8. Mr. Spock Eisbock
11.2%
German style triple bock. Frozen and aged. The flavors condense into a malt bonanza well worth a cold winters night.

10 comments

  1. Eric says:

    I think that should be “greater Minnesota…”

  2. ryan says:

    That’s what it says…

    …after I changed it, of course. 🙂

  3. Justin Dexheimer says:

    Thanks! I am very very excited for this!

  4. Eric says:

    I think the key word for the event will be “pacing”

  5. bthek says:

    And food before the fest, cheese or grease. Something to coat the stomach.

  6. Jason says:

    Eric, I think the better word for the evening will be “Taxi”!

  7. skypilot says:

    That’s one hell of a line up!
    Mr. Spock Eisbock is great, drink it up boys and girls!!!

  8. Ben says:

    Nice lineup but I think last years was better. Last year they had:

    Edmund Imperial Stout – 10.9%
    2005 Ole’ Redbeard Barley Wine – 11.2%
    1100 Wheat Wine – 11%
    Jodicus Wiezenbock – 8.1%
    Misty Mountain IPA – 8.4%
    Blue Label Grande Reserve – 8.8%
    El Diablo – 11%
    Mr. Spock Eisenbock – 10.5%
    Old Cherry Edmund Imperial Stout – 8%

    Winterfest is one that’s almost impossible to practice moderation at unless you want to leave having only a couple samples. Get a taxi or take a bus, don’t drive.

  9. ryan says:

    Taxi, hotel, bus, sober friends… whatever it takes.

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