Cider Mag - Dec 2013 - Page 16

issue 38 working_Layout 1 12/7/2013 1:50 PM Page 16 Well it’s that time again beer drinking friends, to round out these short lit days with more hours of drinking time. With the sun setting around 3pm, I’d say that’s a good time to douse your taste buds in some malted barley concoctions. After all, once the sun goes down in New England, staying warm and drinking kind of go hand in hand. And once the snow begins, we shift our beer gear in a new direction. So let’s start with a Winter Seasonal from New Belgium Brewing Co. in Colorado. My first experience with New Belgium’s product was their flagship Fat Tire. A good “go to beer” any day of the year, these guys have made a huge mark on the craft beer market and have just released their Accumulation – White India Pale Ale. While most people think of big, rich, flavorful porters and stouts for winter-time beer, this guy is not that kind of animal. It pours super light and bubbly, with a slight haze and a clingy lace from a dissipating head. The smell is faint, but crisp with a subtle hint of the piney citrus of an IPA, but it’s not in your face. Maybe a little musty… who cares, let’s drink it. Cider’s monthly beer column