Two things can be true at the same time. For example, winter is three months long. And an Upper Midwest winter lasts much, much longer. Fortunately, we have beer to help us hunker down and get through, including Winterize, Surly’s new winter seasonal.
Winterize is an amber-hued lager with toasty notes of biscuit and caramel. From the beauty of the first snowfall to the towering mountain of April parking lot sludge, it’s a full-flavored celebration of our home region’s longest season. (To the snowbirds drinking a Winterize in Tempe: You are seen and appreciated.)
Speaking of those cold weather months, winters are hard around here, especially if you’re one of the 34 million Americans that’s food insecure. That’s why Surly Gives a Damn (our charitable arm) and Second Harvest Heartland are partnering to combat food insecurity. raise money, and support volunteerism in our area. Follow the QR code on the Winterize package to learn more and donate to the cause. For every 12-pack of Winterize sold in market, Surly is donating $1 to Second Harvest Heartland up to $5000.
Winterize is available on draft and in 12-packs of 12 oz. cans to all Surly markets from late October-March.
- Hops: Spalt Select
- Malt: Vienna, Pils, Carafoam, Cara 20, Crystal Medium, Acidulated
- Yeast: German Bock Lager
- Pour: Amber
- ABV: 6%
- Bitterness: Low
- Sensory Notes: Medium-light body, smooth, crisp. Notes of biscuit, caramel, toast, honey.