Highlights Straub Groundhog Altbier

06 December 2016

imageWe haven’t even hit the holidays, let alone early Feb, but in the beer world, it’s never too early to start looking for your shadow and start celebrating Groundhog’s Day.  And while we can’t predict 6 more weeks of winter, we can predict you may want to enjoy 6 more bottles of this beer.

imageOf course we’re talking about Straub Groundhog Altbier and yes the beer has been released for the 2016-2017 season.  2016 marks the 5th year that Straub has released this winter seasonal and this limited-release beer remains an Altbier.  If you’re unfamiliar with the style, it is a traditional and historical German ale (yes an ale) that predates the popularity of lagers in German brewing.

Straub Groundhog Altbier pours a deep copper color with roasty and caramel aromas.  This beer has flavors that lead with malty sweetness with some earthy and herbal hop flavors to balance it all out.  I found some nutty and bready flavors as well, bit the rich malty backbone really dominates the flavors.  The beer finishes with slight caramel sweetness and some grassy hop notes.

To help enjoy your holiday season with Straub Groundhog Altbier, be sure to check out the cool beer/food pairing guides and holiday recipes for this beer and be sure to try the Pimento Cheese Dip.
Straub Groundhog Altbier sneaks in at 5.4%-AbV and 40 IBU and it is available now in 12oz bottled 12-packs while supplies last…so get out there and check for your shadow by sampling Straub Groundhog Altbier.  And when you do, be sure to let us know what YOU think.

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