I received an email from Elysian and at first I gave it no mind.  I get these press releases all the time but today when I opened it up,  to my surprise to see Elysian was releasing a Winter beer and wait it is August right?  Geez gab my sweater I think I feel cold.

A FUNNY LITTLE BEER STORY from Dick Cantwell  
“Bifrost replaced our original winter ale, Valkyrie, in the seasonal rotation shortly after our dishwasher drank four pints of it, was cut off and threw a glass at the bartender. Billy was the first person we fired.  In an age when winter beers were invariably dark, and often spiced, Bifrost was like a ray of strong sunshine (it was also an age when winter beers were released in the wintertime, not August).”

With lots of pale malt augmented only by a little 77° crystal and some Munich malt, Bifrost is a strong pale ale with a good amount of hop character (55 IBU, bittered with Magnum and finished with a combination of Amarillo and Styrian Goldings). Its name, however wintry it might sound, comes from the rainbow bridge linking Asgard, the Norse realm of the gods, with Earth.