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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Hoppers' The First Sno Ale Returns

The Holidays have come early this year and there are presents already under the tree. After a seven year hiatus, Hoppers Brewing Company is bringing back their First SnoAle. Part of Hoppers' Storehouse Series, this beer was designed to merge the malt flavor and complexity of a French Bier de Garde Noel and accent it with purely yeast driven spiciness similar to a Saison.

Head Brewer and Secret Agent, Donovan Steele says, by using a special blend of French Ale yeast strains, this ale will produced some rich malt flavors and a soft drying finish. From experience, as this ale warms it becomes more peppery in flavor with the complexity of the more prominent grains. Then comes citrus, fig and a fruitiness. It also has a good dosing of Belgian candy sugar to fortify the brew. Wheat and raw oats lend a dry crisp finish.

The First SnoAle has an ABV of 8.1% and will be available in 25 oz bottles. It is for sale right now.
Only 1100 bottles were produced this year. If you missed this phenomenal ale its first time around, you owe it to yourself to get on this one asap. Only available at the brewpub and don't forget to stash a few away for the real holidays.



kent said...

Holy shit! Yes I do believe I'll be grabbing some of this.

Unknown said...

Can you buy it from Hoppers to go?

Mikey said...

@Whitney - yes you can!