Seattle, WA; September 28, 2014: Gifts that won't be re-gifted: Winter Seasonals from Merchant du Vin - Look for them starting in October
- Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome - 25th annual release! America's first imported winter seasonal beer is still the benchmark: deep honey gold; full body and wonderful malty richness; soft floral finish plus fruity notes from fermentation in open-topped stone vessels. (Yes, stone: "Yorkshire Squares" made of slate.) Inviting, elegant, and satisfying!
- Samuel Smith's Gift Box: New for this year, the Samuel Smith's Gift Box has one 18.7 oz. bottle each of Oatmeal Stout, India Ale, and Organic Chocolate Stout as well as a brewery-logo glass & two coasters. Brewery scenes and bottleshots highlight the box, but the items inside will delight any beer drinker: Samuel Smith's has played a proud role in the US beer revolution.
- Lindemans Sampler Pack: We've made it easy: the all-new Lindemans Sampler Pack has one 12 oz. bottle each of Pêche (peach), Kriek (cherry), Pomme (apple), and Framboise (raspberry) - the best-selling lambic in the US. Wild-yeast fermentation adds deep complexity to the brilliant real fruit aroma and flavors found here. The new box is full-color, with diecuts to show the four bottles.
- Ayinger Weizenbock: Brewed in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps, in the village of Aying, this wheat beer masterpiece will help you welcome the cool weather of winter. It shows classic spicy weizen aroma from a traditional yeast strain, with full body, firm strength, bold spicy hops, and - like all Ayinger beers - amazing, remarkable balance. Available year-round, but perfect in winter.
- (Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock on draft & Weizenbock in bottles are available year-round, but they are perfect winter beers.)
Northwest Beer Guide