The first winter seasonal from Bauhaus Brew Labs has arrived on a wave of puns, holiday flavor, and good cheer.
Jingle Fever is a Baltic porter with complex, bold flavors that are smooth and very easy drinking. The beer is 8.0% ABV but goes down like a lighter beer. It starts with a soft chocolate impression and finishes with a vanilla sweetness. Chocolate is the dominant flavor among the roasted malt. The beer has a creamy texture that gives an almost oat smoothness to its body. "We brewed it almost three months ago in order to give it plenty of time to age and smooth out," says Bauhaus's Lydia Haines.
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"We brewed this Baltic Porter for the first time last Christmas, and knew we had found the perfect celebration beer for Bauhaus."
For winter food pairings, the beer is versatile. "There is so much to taste in this malt profile -- chocolate, cinnamon, dark fruit, caramel," adds Haines. "It can pair well with everything from Christmas cookies to a chile-rubbed beef tenderloin. We recently tried the latter and it was killer."
Supplies of the porter are limited and Bauhaus expects it to run out this month. It is currently available across the metro including at Surdyk's, France 44, Zipps, and Elevated.
Bauhaus is planning a second winter seasonal, which will debut at the Winter Beer Dabbler on January 24.
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