Diamond Knot Craft Brewing Releases Ho!Ho! Winter Ale

Mukilteo, WA October 7, 2012 – The days are getting shorter and the rains will be returning soon, which means that it is time for Diamond Knot Craft Brewing’s much-anticipated release of their Ho!Ho! Winter Ale. Starting mid-October, this Northwest-style winter warmer will be available on draft and in 22-oz bottles at retailers throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationally through Total Wine & More.

While summer cookouts and picnics are ending, craft beer lovers start to crave the rich ingredients and flavors of winter beers. Pat Ringe, Diamond Knot’s Head Brewer, “The turning of the seasons sparks the occasion to change things up, our Ho! Ho! Winter Ale does exactly that. Its release is much-anticipated, especially by me; it’s hands down my favorite Diamond Knot beer.” The Ho!Ho! is a robust ‘winter warmer’ ale, ruby brown in color with a slightly sweet, fruity nose. Very hoppy, yet well balanced with a sturdy malt foundation. Its bold, complex flavors make it a great beer to celebrate the winter season or to enjoy sitting by the fire.   

Availability: October – January
Style: Winter Warmer
Malts: 2-row Pale, Crystal 80, Munich, Vienna, Chocolate Malt, Flaked Barley
Hops: Galena, Chinook
ABV: 8.5%
IBU: 60

Food Pairings: Hearty foods of the winter season such as roast beef, smoked salmon, spicy Szechuan dishes or rich aged cheeses.