Starting this November, Leinenkugel will add Fireside Nut Brown to its portfolio of specialty craft beers. The new seasonal beer “harkens to a time when multiple generations of the Leinenkugel family would gather with friends and enjoy a special brew crafted especially for the holiday time of year.”
According to Leinenkugel: “While the star of this holiday seasonal is the roasted malt character, the well-balanced flavor and brilliant amber tones give Leinenkugel’s Fireside Nut Brown a comforting approachability that you don’t experience in traditional English-style nut browns. English two-row malts give this lager a maple aroma and pronounced chocolate, caramel and hazelnut top notes that dance around the palate before finishing gracefully.”
I’m a little bummed that Fireside Nut Brown will only contain 4.9 percent abv, as I generally prefer my winter brews a little stronger, but it sounds like it’ll be a great dessert beer to sip throughout a long evening with the family. (Of course, more alcohol would help those long evenings fly by, but that’s beside the point.) Leinie’s says it’ll be the “perfect complement for holiday foods such as glazed hams, roasts, gravies, pies and pastries.” Beer that pairs with gravy, pies AND glazed ham? Wow… what more could you ask?
It will be available in November and December in 6, 12 and 24-pack bottles and on draft.