Harpoon creates gingerbread spiced beer for holiday season

07 Nov

Summer Beer Can 12-Pack 2 copyHoliday beers are a tradition that reaches back centuries. In the Old World, they heralded the colder winter months with hearty, thick brews that were usually heavily spiced. Today, that tradition continues and the brewers at the Harpoon Brewer have concocted a delicious addition to the offerings.

The brewery’s UnFiltered Offering (UFO) line introduces UFO Gingerland this year as a nod to the flavors of the holidays in a unique and unexpected way.

Read more about the beer in the press release below.

BOSTON, MA (November 6, 2014) — Brewed, not baked. Poured, not sliced. Inspired by a classic tale and deliciously spiced. The Harpoon Brewery is pleased to introduce UFO Gingerland, a gingerbread-inspired beer brewed with cinnamon, clove, and ginger. This new seasonal offering from the brewer’s popular UFO series, a line of unfiltered beers, has arrived for the winter season in bottles, cans, and on draft. With a malty sweetness and a clean, crisp ginger finish, UFO Gingerland is a great companion to the New England winter.

Winter is a fantastic beer drinking season, so we had a lot of fun brewing different test batches on our pilot system to come up with the perfect beer to be our first UFO winter seasonal offering,” says Harpoon CEO and co-founder Dan Kenary. “We’ve brewed with ginger many times over the years and love the warm character that it lends to a beer. The cinnamon and clove along with the malt profile balance out the beer nicely with a bit of sweetness. This beer will make for some memorable wintertime gatherings.”

UFO Gingerland Brewer’s Notes:
Style:  Spiced Wheat beer
ABV:  5.2%
Appearance:  slightly hazy, deep orange
Aroma:  gingersnap
Mouth feel:  medium-bodied and well-rounded
Taste:  malty sweetness from the blend of cinnamon spice and Munich malt
Finish:  a touch of sweetness with a clean, crisp ginger finish

UFO Gingerland is available in 6-pack bottles, 12-pack bottles and cans, and draft.

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