For us at the Outlier Cartel winter has always been in connection with Christmas and freezing our arses off. We learn to embrace the cold and *love* that time of the year… Nah, actually we just love the good things that come with it: Glühwein, Christkindlmarkt, school free days and those biscuits typical of that time of the year: Spekulatius.
Mark called me one day and said we should make a beer with that flavor, and bring it out in winter evoking all those flavors we learned to love from when we were kids. Packing it into a Doppelbock seemed like the right thing to do, at 8% ABV making it a righteous soul cleanser just like the monks intended. We paired this beer with the speculoos spices and one of the most beautiful words in english I’ve come across: Apricity. The warmth of the winter sun. We got in touch with Sam for this again, and she came up with this here:
We Love This!
We’ll make this a bottle only release, making sure that our friends all over New Zealand get a taste of what winter represents to us. Keep an ear to the ground for a release date. Think about all those other fun things the winter brings and enjoy the winter!