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Winter Warmer Brewed by SanTan Brewing in Chandler, Arizona


Winter Warmer Brewed by SanTan Brewing in Chandler, Arizona

SanTan’s annual Winter Warmer ale is based on a traditional English Old Ale recipe and then spiced with 10 lbs of fresh ginger from our local market. Generous amounts of caramel and roasted malts are added to give Winter Warmer a deep ruby brown hue. The malt is backed by 10 gallons of Arizona orange blossom honey that lends a slightly sweet taste to the big malt flavor with a sting of ginger. Winter Warmer weighs in at 9.5% ABV and will keep Jack Frost from nipping at your nose!

 

Winter Warmer Brewed by SanTan Brewing in Chandler, Arizona

   
Style: English Strong Ale
Malt: 2-Row, Caramel, Munich , Special Roast, Victory, Wheat, Roasted malt, Chocolate Malt
Hops: Columbus
ABV: 9% IBU: 25

Review by Beer Advocate
The Winter Warmer, while being warming, comes across with a medium body thanks to adequate tingly carbonation even though it holds a thinner mouthfeel overall. Early on it was quickly hoppy and dry with a light piney resin, but was smoothed out nicely by lots of honey and a faint caramelized orange zest that became more prominent as it warmed. There were plenty of dark, sweet malts throughout, followed by toasted grains, nutmeg, allspice, and a hearty kick of ginger right at the end that left my mouth slightly dry and spicy. I really liked the complexity of this beer and found it difficult to pick out quite a few aromas and flavors as I came across them - which of course kept me going back for more. At one point, I even started dipping my fresh little gingersnap cookies in the beer to bring out the sweetness from under all the spice! Honestly, I should probably get a growler of the Winter Warmer so I can make my own gingersnap cookies for my family when they come visit in a month.

  SanTan Brewing BrewmasterSanTan Brewing at night  in Chandler, AZ

  
SanTan Brewing Company
Open since 2007 under the leadership of head brewer and owner, Anthony Canecchia, SanTan Brewing Company has established a strong reputation as Arizona’s favorite craft beer. In addition to brewing, SanTan features a friendly neighborhood brewpub in Downtown Chandler, which has quickly become one of the top local food and beer destinations in the East Valley.

In 2009, SanTan Brewing began distributing their core and seasonal brews throughout the state of Arizona, operating with a mission to pair craft beer with craft food that would inspire great conversation and good times. The brewpub and SanTan beers have won numerous national and statewide awards including a silver medal at the 2011 Great American Beer Festival, a gold medal at the 2012 U.S. Open Beer Championships and 2011 Best Brewery in Arizona, selected by the Phoenix New Times.

Visit SanTan Brewing Company at 8 S. San Marcos Place, Chandler, AZ. They’re open Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.- 1 a.m. and Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. Also, check out SanTan Brewing Company online at www.santanbrewing.com and become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SanTanBrewingCo or follow them www.twitter.com/SanTanBrewing for more information on upcoming specials and promotions.
 
    

 

 





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