Although winter ales like our JulTide Winter Ale, may seem new, Yuletide spirits have existed as part of the holiday season for over a thousand years. Back in the 900’s, “Jul” referred to both the Vikings’ holiday season as well as the strong ales they drank during this time of the year. Christmas eventually replaced the Jul celebrations as Vikings settled down into Norway and Sweden.
Though the style isn’t truly standardized in the United States, most brewers tend to characteristics Winter Ales as malty, spiced, and high in alcohol content. Our JulTide Winter Ale comes in at 7% ABV and contains vanilla and cinnamon. Tis the season to be merry! Show Less