‘Tis the season to imbibe a few of the Park City area's locally crafted seasonal brews - after all, they only come around once a year! Seasonal brews are perfect for any occasion, including après-ski, holiday parties, Sunday afternoons while cheering for your favorite football team at a local bar (or in your living room), or at the Park City restaurant of your choice. We threw together a seasonal six pack that includes an array of flavors for every taste to get you ready for the winter holiday season.
SQUATTERS VIENNA STYLE MÄRZEN LAGER, 4% ABV
One of Squatter's "session" beers, the Vienna Märzen is "a crisp malty, amber colored lager. Brewed with Vienna, Munich & Pilsner malts, 100% Noble hops and German lager yeast. A wunderbar Oktoberfest Lager Bier - lightly hopped and brewed with slightly sweet caramel malt. Pairs perfectly with lederhosen." This lager is available on draft around Park City, for purchase in the grocery stores and at the Squatters and Wasatch brew pubs.
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WASATCH FIRST ONE DOWN WINTER WARMER ALE, 7.1% ABV
Its full flavor and strength make Wasatch's First One Down a winter favorite. "You were first one down. Congrats - you got all that sweet powder. We hope you savored every moment. Because tomorrow's another day. And we're going to beat you to it." This ale can be found by the bottle at Park City restaurants and bars, or at a Utah liquor store.
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UINTA SEASON PASS VANILLA PORTER, 4% ABV
This seasonal Uinta Brew is a real treat. "Vanilla beans and chocolate malt provide the framework for a full-flavored ale. This Porter is full of vanilla, chocolate, and coconut character." Uinta's Season Pass porter can be found at Park City area grocery stores, as well as area restaurants.
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RED ROCK GRISWALD'S BIG HOLIDAY ALE, 8.5% ABV
A favorite Red Rock holiday tradition, Griswald's Big Holiday provides a "sleigh-load" of holiday cheer for your next winter celebration. "Like its little brother, Red Rock Brewing Holiday Ale, Griswald's Big Holiday is brewed with cinnamon, coriander, ginger, orange peel and cloves. A mild, spiced holiday ale for the Christmas season. Filtered and light golden in color with very little hop presence. It's holidayish and celebratastic!" This bottle, punched with holiday flavors, may be purchased at area liquor stores, Red Rock Brewery and brew pub locations, and at select area restaurants and bars.
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UINTA YARD SALE WINTER LAGER, 4% ABV
Uinta Brewing's Yard Sale Winter Lager features "golden caramel malts that lay down a base for a run of honey and earthy hops in a lager brewed for those who love all things winter." Available at area grocery stores, and on tap at Park City restaurants and bars.
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WASATCH BOBSLED NUT BROWN ALE, 4% ABV
This beer has become a Utah wintertime staple, especially for those who enjoy a smooth brown ale. "Bobsleds travel at close to 100 mph, deep within a twisted gauntlet of ice. To honor these renegades, we brew Bobsled Nut Brown Ale - a lightly hopped beer that goes down really fast!" Wasatch's Bobsled Nut Brown Ale is a part of their "Session" beer line, and is offered on tap at area restaurants and bars, or can be found at the grocery store.
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