Winterlude is also named after a Bob Dylan song, a perfect fit since it is a winter warmer. The idea of winter as an interlude representing both the pause before awakening and the oblivion before new life. This beer is inspired by some varieties of the Belgian Tripels. The hops come from the Poperinge region, a variety I have always been fascinated by. I connected with one of the region’s local farmer and had him set a preferred variety aside from his most recent harvest. Because it combines incredibly well with food, Winterlude has always made us proud with our catering industry clients.
In the glass, to the nose and in the mouth…
Top fermented beer which undergoes a secondary fermentation in bottle. It is intense gold, almost orange in color, with aromas of fruit in syrup (pineapple, peach and apricot), candy sugar, bread crust and a note of chives from the Belgian hops of Poperinge. Warm and sweet on the palate with a firm fizzy finish.
It pairs wonderfully with semi-firm cheeses (Puzzone of Modena, Sopressa and Fontina from Valle d’Aosta), creamy soft cheeses, different varieties of salame as well as risottos, flavourful main entrees and fine pastries.