This malty monster is Denver's Christmas gift to beer lovers everywhere, an epic winter seasonal brew from Great Divide Brewing Company.
In the glass, Hibernation glows reddish-brown and sports a head as thick and fluffy as shearling slippers. Liberal helpings of caramel malt make this full-bodied ale as slick in the mouth as hot buttered rum. Malt aromas of milk chocolate and peanut brittle compete with a minty edge of herbal hops to saturate the senses. If you've been good boys and girls and find some Hibernation Ale in your stocking this year, take a hint from the name and set it aside. While it's a tasty treat now, a year's worth of aging (in a cool, dark place) will do this beer a world of good.