Join The Beer Junction tomorrow (Thursday, October 29th; 5:00-8:00 pm) for a winter beer preview. As Pumpkin Junction comes to a close, they’re looking ahead to the next round of seasonal beers: winter beers. They’ll provide an opportunity for you to experience six delicious winter beers paired with cookies.
All proceeds from the event will go to the Ramon Aspeitia fund. Ramon is an employee at two local restaurants, within a stone’s throw of The Beer Junction, working two jobs to support his family. Ramon was brutally attacked by three men on his commute home last Sunday. He was stabbed in the back and faces a long, difficult recovery. As a show of support for one of their own, The Beer Junction will donate all proceeds from the event and will also allow and encourage people to donate more money. Read the full story here.
Here’s the beer lineup for tomorrow night’s event:
Port Brewing – Santa’s Little Helper
Santa knows who’s been naughty and who’s been nice. This is one seriously naughty but nice beer. Santa’s Little Helper, our Imperial Stout, starts with an emphasis on dark cocoa and roasted coffee aromatics. The finish lends hints of sweet crystal malt, warming tones of alcohol and a touch of hops, making a perfect accompaniment to leftover fruit cake and sugar cookies. 10.0% ABV
Great Divide – Hibernation
Hibernation Ale has been our celebrated winter tradition since 1995. This robust, dry-hopped ale has a malty richness balanced with a complex hop profile and hearty, warming character. 8.7% ABV
Alaskan – Winter
Alaskan Winter is made from glacier-fed water, Sitka spruce tips and a generous blend of the finest quality European and Pacific Northwest hop varieties and specialty malts. Our water originates in the 1,500-square-mile Juneau Ice Field and from the more than 90 inches of rainfall we receive each year. Brewed in the style of an English Olde Ale, this ale balances the sweet heady aroma of spruce tips with the clean crisp finish of noble hops. Its malty richness is complemented by the warming sensation of alcohol. 6.4% ABV
Laurelwood – Vinter Varmer
This strong ale is as rich and complex as it is drinkable. A blend of six malts and four hops creates an ale with deep carmel character, spicy hop flavor and a dry roasty finish. It’s spelled differently because it’s Vonderful. 6.5% ABV
Pelican – Bad Santa
You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, the brewers at Pelican are telling you why: Bad Santa has arrived! This mysterious dark elixir is filled with complex malt flavors and aromas with toasted malt and roast character, blending seamlessly to the alluring herbal hop aroma that comes from copious amounts of Fuggle hops. Bad Santa doesn’t care if you’ve been naughty or nice, he wants this beer on your list. 6.7% ABV
21st Amendment – Fireside Chat
Like FDR’s Depression-era radio addresses, which were like a kick in the butt and a hug at the same time, our Fireside Chat is a subtle twist on the traditional seasonal brew. We begin with a rich, dark, English-style ale and then we improvise with spices until we know we have a beer worth sharing with the nation. Fireside Chat is our early winter seasonal brew available from October through December in six pack cans and on draft. Brewed like a classic, warming Strong Ale but with a subtle blend of hand-selected spices for just the right festive flair. 7.9% ABV