Wintertime Fun Ale is a Short's take on the traditional brewing practice of making Winter Warmer Ales during these colder times of the year. Often viewed as a winter seasonal for many breweries, these beers tend to be big, malty, sweet offerings, dark in color, with a low hop bitterness. This style of beer frequently has spices added to help offset the malty sweetness. Quite possibly their biggest defining characteristic, as indicated by their style classification, is the focus on the overall strength or alcohol content, hence the "warmer" distinction. Derived from traditional English brewing practices of making certain Strong Ales in the winter months, these beers have now become a common place in many breweries. Joe's first attempt at testing the Bellaire market, to see if they were ready for a spicy warming beer to help combat the cold, was to rename a batch of Funkin' Punkin' that had been hanging around for way too long and had reached stagnant sales due it's "out of season" perception. With a quick name change and new board bi-line, customers seemed excitedly ready to embrace a nicely spiced ale with some seasonally appropriate qualities (mostly in name only), encouraging Joe to take a crack at a traditional Winter Warmer at some point in the future. The second attempt came in the form of a monstrous beer known as Holistic Healing. Holistic Healing started out as a really good idea with a few simple non-traditional brewing ingredients, that some how morphed into a runaway ingredient train, totalling over a dozen different specialty ingredients when it was finally brewed. A good beer in the end, it just seemed to lack focus, making it difficult to pinpoint exactly what you were tasting and when. Needless to say, Joe spent a decent amount of time researching and formulating the recipe for Holistic, so when it didn't really turn out as expected, we decided to take a break from Winter Warmers. Refreshed and revitalized, with a new sense of excitement surrounding this style, Tony and Ryan decided to create a new version -- calling it the Wintertime Fun Ale, basing it off of a traditional Winter Warmer, but giving it the expected "fun" Short's twist.
Tony and Ryan decided to create a new version -- calling it the Wintertime Fun Ale, basing it off of a traditional Winter Warmer, but giving it the expected "fun" Short's twist.
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