5 Local and Regional Winter Brews
by Ty Marshal - Friday, December 20th, 2013
Tis' the season for local and regional beer!

We’ve recently asked local mixologists to provide us with some Holiday Cocktail Recipes (click here to see) and we didn’t want to leave out a little something for the beer drinkers! These selections can also make great gift items for the beer aficionado in your life!  As always, please be sure to drink responsibly this holiday season, and don’t drink and drive. Cheers!

Midde Ages Brewing Company “Wizard’s Winter Ale”

DSC_1475-WizardsWinterAleA hearty british style strong ale with a deep chestnut color. A warming elixir that’s magically delicious. This beer recieved a gold medal in the 2012 World Beer Championship.

Style: Strong Ale
ABV: 6.80%

Empire Brewing Company “Winter Warmer”

Empire BreweryThe base of this beer is a strong Scottish ale. Cardamom and allspice give this hearty brew a holiday aroma and flavor. *Only available at the brewpub.

Style: Scottish Ale (a wee bit heavy)

ABV: 7.5%




 Syracuse Suds Factory “Sweet Stout”

Syracuse SudsRich, black, coffee to mocha-like character – full strength ale with slightly sweet and vinous notes. Made with pure Syracuse water, pale and roasted malts, black malt, roasted barley, British ale yeast and Fuggles hops.

Style: Stout (full strength, slightly sweet)

ABV: 4.65%





 Saranac “Caramel Porter”

Saranac Caramel Porter Real caramelized sugar, roasted barely, and chocolate and caramel malts produce a delectable brew that will surely satisfy your beer tooth.

Style: Porter

ABV: 5.4%




Lake Placid Pub & Brewery “Alpine Ace Double Wit”

lsA stronger version of a traditional Belgian-Style Wit. It is fermented with a Belgian yeast strain and spiced with the traditional Wit spices of Orange Peel and Coriander.

Style: Belgian Style Wheat Beer

ABV: 5.5%


Syracuse Booze Times – what was Prohibition like in Syracuse? CLICK HERE

Not into Beer? Check out Five Holiday Cocktail recipes by area mixologists HERE

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