Straub Brewery Releases 2016/2017 Winter Seasonal: Groundhog Altbier

30 November 2016

imageFrom Straub:

St. Marys, PA – Straub Brewery is launching its newest batch of limited-release Straub Groundhog Altbier. The traditional, German-style, winter seasonal ale is available in 12-packs throughout Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio while supplies last.

Copper in color, well-hopped, and with a pronounced malt flavor, Straub Altbier is an ideal craft beer for cooler months, as both a favorite libation for guests at holiday gatherings and for a memorable pairing with cozy and celebratory comfort foods.

Straub Brewery craftsmen brew the authentic Altbier every fall with German ingredients—including German pilsner malt, German ale yeast, and imported German hops—for a firm, bitter, and Honestly Fresh™ edge.

“This is the 5th-year we have brewed Straub Altbier for our winter seasonal beer to celebrate the holiday season, which in this part of the world isn’t over until Groundhog Day,” said Straub Brewmaster Vince Assetta. “The Altbier style harkens back to the early era of German brewing when the beers were ales. Even when lager beer became all the rage in the nineteenth century, the Rhinelanders stubbornly stuck to their old tradition of ale brewing. Kind of reminds us of the history here at Straub, and our Fiercely Independent ways! So put on some lederhosen, cook some brats and kraut, and open a bottle of Straub Altbier.”

For parties and other gatherings, Straub Altbier pairs well with such favorites as:

Finger foods like deviled eggs, bruschetta, shrimp, and sourdough pretzels; cheesy dips and hummus; ham and turkey dinners; smoked sausage; venison steaks and chili; winter soups; sweet-marinated tofu, tempeh, or seitan; brunch classics like scrambled eggs and French Toast; New Year’s sauerkraut; and popular bar eats, such as pizza, hot wings, deep-fried pickles, and onion rings. Also, for homemade dishes, adding a few tablespoons or a full bottle of Straub Altbier can transform every bite of an appetizer or main course into a memorable feast.

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