Vancouver Island Announces Return of Two Winter Seasonals

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VICTORIA, BCVancouver Island Brewery has announced the upcoming return of two popular winter seasonal brews.

Hermannator Ice Bock is back for its 26th year, making it one of the longest running annual seasonal beer releases in Canada. According to a press release, the 9.5% abv German Eisbock is cold aged for 3 months and “delivers a smooth, but assertive flavour with hints of plum, chocolate and a warming brandy like finish.”

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Also returning for a third year is Dough Head Gingerbread Ale. A 5.5% abv ale made with ginger, cloves and cinnamon, it’s described as mixing “the best of brewing and baking to create a beer with a touch of spice that is balanced with a malty sweetness.”

The 2013 editions of both beers will be officially launched with an open house event at the brewery on Saturday November 23rd from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Samples of both beers will be served, and a limited number of 650 ml wax-dipped bottles of Hermannator will be available for purchase, along with the regular 6-pack edition of Hermannator and 650 ml bottles of Dough Head.

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