See story “Clone Your Own” on page 36 for details of how this Summit Winter Ale clone was formulated.
Clone tweaked from a recipe that appeared in the July 1998 issue of Brew Your Own.
“[Breckenridge Christmas Ale] is up there in alcohol too, so you get some nice warming characteristics from it as well.”
— Breckenridge Brewery head brewer Todd Usry
“There are no spices in (the Christmas Ale) at all, but I would have sworn there was before I started working here.”
— Saint Arnold Brewing brewmaster, Dave Fougeron
“It is a hoppier beer, (but) is very drinkable and heavier for the season.”
— head brewer, Nikki Koontz
“This beer is more along the style of a sweet stout. There’s no milk sugar, but we use one pound of fresh raspberries per gallon!”
— Magic Hat head brewer Matt Cohen
“Powder Hound is traditional in style, but as far as a winter beer, it is still something that could be considered a session beer. In keeping it around six percent ABV, it remains much more drinkable.”
— Matt Long, head brewer at Big Sky Brewing
Thanks to Al Marzi of the Harpoon Brewery for the information used to construct this clone of Harpoon Winter Warmer.
“[Old Jubilation has] mocha and toffee flavors, with a hint of hazel nuts. In this day and age, it isn’t that big of a beer, but it really holds up nicely.”
— Adam Avery, Avery Brewing head brewer
A Bock that has a nutty, chocolate malt flavor with mild hopping.
Helles is the German word for light-colored and perfectly describes this lager beer which is full bodied and lightly hopped.