As if you need another excuse to drink this holiday season, here's a great one from the good folks at the Wild Rose Brewery. They like to celebrate the seasons with limited release beers (they had a spectacular set of four beers for the Spring Solstice), and today - with the Winter Solstice upon us - they've got another for us.
Taking a cue from their just-ended, highly-heralded Cherry Porter seasonal, their NocturnAle is a rich brown ale with chocolate and toasted coconut. And it's delicious, perfectly balanced in flavours and highly drinkable. My only complaint - and all of their darker beers suffer from this - is that it's served too cold. So buy two pints, and let the second one warm as you drink the first.
NocturnAle is available for what I'm told is a very limited time, and only in the Wild Rose Brewery taproom.
Wild Rose Brewery
Bldg AF23, #2 - 4580 Quesnay Wood Drive SW