Otter Creek Winter Ale - Beer Review - Beer America TV
Otter Creek Brewery's Winter
(Middlebury, VT) – Otter Creek Brewery will introduce Alpine Black IPA in
bottles beginning this fall. The Alpine Black IPA made its debut at the Vermont
Brewers Festival in Burlington, Vermont in July. It was intended to be a one-off
pilot batch and quickly evolved into an instant favorite. To appease demand we
have decided to release it as our new Otter Creek Winter Seasonal. Those who
attended the VBF were lucky to get a sneak tasting of this incredible brew.
Since then it has been the buzz around town.
Style: Black IPA
Malts: 2-Row, Caramel 60L, Carafa III
Hops: Apollo, Centennial, Citra
Otter Creek Brewery
Otter Creek Brewing is microbrewery located in Middlebury, Vermont. It produces
two lines of beer: Otter Creek Craft Ales and Wolaver's Certified Organic Ales.
The company began in March 1991, started by Lawrence Miller selling its first
keg of Copper Ale. In 1994 it outgrew its original site and moved to a new
brewery down the road. By 1998, Otter Creek began producing Wolaver’s Certified
Organic Ales in partnership with the Panorama Brewing Company. In May 2002 the
Wolaver family purchased Otter Creek Brewing, which remains a family owned
Vermont company and produces all of Otter Creek and Wolaver’s brands for
distribution. Wolavers was originally a beer marketing company in Nevada City,
Otter Creek brews and bottles all of its beers in small batches and uses natural
Vermont water, domestic malts and hops, and its own top-fermenting yeast. All
the Wolaver’s styles are certified organic by Vermont Organic Farmers, and
features wheat and oats grown locally in Addison County, Vermont. Otter Creek
Brewing produced approximately 30,000 barrels of beer in 2005, and distributed
in 22 States.