WHISTLER, BC – Whistler Brewing has announced the release of this year’s edition of seasonal brew Whistler Winter Dunkel.
First brewed in 2010 as a draught-only release, and expanded to bottles last year, Winter Dunkel is a uniquely flavoured ale described as follows:
It starts with a traditional Dunkel Weiss in mind. The base malts selected are wheat and caramel malts – to give some toffee and chocolate hints to the beer. The chocolate notes are further enhanced by adding some local chocolate from the Whistler Chocolate Company into the brew. Then, to spice it up, coriander and generous amounts of sweet orange peels are added for some interesting citrus notes, along with some bitter orange to balance some of the malt sweetness. The hops selected compliment the recipe, without too much bitterness. The resulting brew has a subtle hoppiness, complimented with surprising chocolate and orange notes.
Whistler Winter Dunkel is available in a 650 ml bottles at both government and private liquor stores in British Columbia, and on draught at select restaurants and bars throughout the province.