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Great Divide "Hibernation Ale"

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Bottle of Great Divide Hibernation Ale

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Great Divide "Hibernation Ale"
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American Strong Ale - Colorado / Seasonal
$2 / 12 oz.
8.1 per cent ABV

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.


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