Einstök Olgerd (Akureyri, Iceland) has announced that it will expand its Winter Seasonal lineup in the U.S. this year with the introduction of Icelandic Winter Ale.
Created as a collaboration with Eimverk Distillery in Garðabær, Einstök’s 2017 release of Icelandic Winter Ale has been “brewed with Icelandic grown, birchwood-smoked barley and flavored with spruce tips hand cut from [their] brewmaster’s backyard.” This results in an 8% ABV Winter Ale that helps you embrace the cold with its pronounced notes of “smoky pine and whisky flavor.” Making its American debut this holiday season, Icelandic Winter Ale now joins Icelandic Doppelbock to act as Einstök’s two Winter Seasonal offerings.
“From its native Icelandic ingredients to the unique brewing process, this is truly a special ale,” said Gudjon Gundmundsson, Einstök’s Managing Director from Reykjavik. “It was received with great fanfare here in Iceland last year, so we are very excited to now make it available in the U.S.”
Icelandic Winter Ale is rolling out now and will be hanging around through the winter months (while supplies last). You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 500ml bottles and on draft at select craft beer establishments (notably Total Wine & More & Cost Plus World Market locations) located in Alabama, Florida and throughout the rest of Einstök’s U.S. distribution network. Prost!
Vital Information for Icelandic Winter Ale (2017) from Einstök Olgerd
Release – Seasonal/Limited, Winter 2017
Style – Winter Warmer/Holiday Ale
ABV – 8%
Malts – Smoked Icelandic Barley, Pale, Crystal & Chocolate
Hops – Bavarian hops
Added Ingredients – Icelandic Spruce Tips
Suggested Food Pairings – “Smoked leg of lamb, smoked saddle of pork. Traditional dishes like Þorramatur, Sviðahausar, Hrútspungar & Lundabaggar. Dark chocolate. Cold nights. New beginnings.”
Availability – 500ml bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://einstokbeer.com/ale-locator/