Rogue Ales (Newport, Oregon) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Kringle Krusher, the 2021 edition of the brewery’s Santa’s Private Reserve Series, in December.
Inspired heavily by that tasty holiday treat known as rum balls, Kringle Krusher is a Winter Warmer that “has mildly sweet pastry and vanilla flavors that balance with a robust aged rum and brings together notes of caramel and spice.” Weighing in at 8.3% ABV, Kringle Krusher also offers a “rich base that has complex malt character, a light and clean hop bitterness and shadows of oak.”
“The story behind Kringle Krusher is an exciting one,” adds Hagen Moore, VP of Marketing and Creative. “When Santa caught Krampus stealing his rum balls he offered Krampus a choice: either give them back, or wrestle for ’em. Krampus, blinded by the allure of the delicious sweets, chose to face Santa in the ring. A poor choice, as Santa and his love of this holiday treat would prove too powerful for Krampus. With one hit from Santa’s famous Gumdrop Elbow Drop, Krampus conceded and handed over the rum balls. That match, forever known as the Royal Rumball, and Santa’s love for the confection are the inspiration for this year’s Santa’s Private Reserve.“
Kringle Krusher is rolling out now and will hang around through the 2021 Holiday Season (while supplies last). You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Oregon and throughout the rest of Rogue’s distribution network. Prost!
Vital Information for Kringle Krusher from Rogue Ales
Release – Limited/Santa’s Private Reserve; December 2021
Style – Winter Warmer
ABV – 8.3%
IBUs – 33
Ingredients – Weyerman Pilsner, Caramunich, Carafa Special III, Biscuit Rye, Rum Soaked Oak Chips & Vanilla
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://finder.rogue.com/