Hopworks Urban Brewery Unleashes Abominable Winter Ale

Hopworks Urban Brewery (Portland, Oregon) has officially announced that it will begin the Seasonal Release of Abominable Winter Ale in early October 2021.

Crafted to stand up to the harshest of winter weather conditions, Abominable Winter Ale is a Winter Warmer that boasts a “perfect blend of caramel malts and Simcoe, Cascade, Chinook, and Centennial hops.” Coming in at 7.3% ABV, Abominable comes together to be “a complex, spicy, and citrusy winter ale.”

“Mr. Abom is back from hibernation and ready to party! In his unusual reverse-hibernation cycle, he moves to higher elevations for the winter to feast on his beloved, frozen pine boughs, discarded energy bars and partial tailgate beers,” said Christian Ettinger, Founder and Brewmaster at Hopworks. “Be sure when moving through Abom country to clank unopened beer cans together and, of course, bring a decoy can to distract Mr. Abom in case of an encounter! If needed, shake your can, then open downwind and away from yourself, making sure to point the spray at the ground in front of Mr. Abom. Set the can slowly in front of him, making sure to avoid eye contact. Allow for a quick selfie before running like hell!”

Abominable Winter Ale hit Hopworks’ two locations on October 8 and is actively entering distribution. You can expect to find this Seasonal offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located throughout Cascadia. Prost!

Vital Information for Abominable Winter Ale from Hopworks Urban Brewery

Release – Seasonal; October 8, 2021
Style – Winter Warmer
ABV – 7.3%
IBUs – 65
Malts – 2-Row, C40, C60, Black Malt & Black Prinz
Hops – Cascade, Chinook, Centennial, Simcoe & Cryo Chinook
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft