Winter is coming and with that Muskoka Brewery releases their winter brews, Winterweiss and Winter Beard (Double Chocolate Cranberry Stout)
For the first time Winterweiss will be available in a 473ml can format, generally being a draught only option at local establishments. This 5% abv Dunkelweizen is the perfect pairing for any winter meal or stands alone after a long day of outdoor winter fun!
When it comes to food pairings I like to play with all the flavours going on. With the yeast and wheat characteristics of a Hefeweizen and the malty richness of a Munich Dunkel, Winterweiss makes a lovely beer to pair with rich meats & cheeses. I took the opportunity to break out the fondue pot! Stay tuned for a later post of what I came up with.
With all the excitement of the Winterweiss release we cannot forget the return of Winter Beard! With previous years being vintage – Muskoka Brewery came back this year with a fresh batch of their Double Chocolate Cranberry Stout. Once again it has been released in the 750ml format, caged and corked.
Over the years I’ve done a lot of fun recipes with Winter Beard – this year I came up with something totally different which I can’t wait to post about. Until then take a look at my previous posts of some ideas.
- Cooking With Stouts & Porters (February 2013)
- BITE MY BEER: Muskoka Harvest Meat Pie & Winter Beard Ice Cream Float (December 2013)
Winter Beard is available for purchase at the LCBO.