While at Ashley’s Westland, we are going to sample Pete’s Red Hot from Greenbush Brewery. Yes, it is a winter warmer. It is rare to see a nice winter ale in the middle of the summer. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this western Michigan craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know Greenbush Brewery. Let us get into this winter warmer.
This winter warmer has a dark amber to redish brown color with a constant slightly off white to a light tan color head. It has a slight smell of malt to other spices notes. The taste has a light carbonation malty notes with other spices like nutmeg to cinnamon. The aftertaste has a dry bitter hop finish. It is a nice sipping beer for winter that can be kind of drinkable beer.
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In closing, I did not realize what I order until it came to me. I was not expecting to see a winter seasonal on tap at Ashley’s. This is brew is one of their anniversity beers that some craft breweries did for them last year. I guess they had a keg left over. I am not complaining. This is a great beer and I wish they would package this beer. This beer has a ton of flavor with a full body. If you have not had this beer, I recommend you getting up to Ashley’s to try it. It will be gone here soon. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser