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Ska Brewing Announces Hibernal Vinifera Stout: 2nd Seasonal Stout Release

Discussion in 'US - Mountain' started by Todd, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (1,440) Colorado Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member

    DURANGO, Colo., (Dec. 11, 2012) — Ska Brewing is announcing the second release in its Seasonal Stout series: Hibernal Vinifera Stout, an oak-aged foreign-style stout brewed with Malbec grapes. The beer—in keeping with the series’ solstice and equinox release dates—will be released on the winter solstice, December 21st.

    “Winter weather causes most of us to start craving heartier food, and beer is no exception. This beer is 8% Alcohol By Volume (ABV), and the Malbec grapes and oak aging will complement that with a richness and depth that are perfect for the winter season,” said Ska Brewing Overlord of Brewing Operations Bill Graham. “This will be a great beer to have during the cold, short days ahead.”

    The packaging for the Hibernal Vinifera Stout, pictured below, features a black, 12-oz. can, with Ska’s True Blonde character as the Sumerian goddess of grapes and the cold season, Ngeshtin-ana. As with all four of the stouts in the Seasonal Stout series, the beer will be released in cans, and distributed in all of Ska’s markets.

    According to Ska President and Co-founder Dave Thibodeau, Ska will complete the Seasonal Stout series with two more new, canned seasonal stouts in March and June of 2013. “The Hibernal Vinifera Stout follows on the heels of our Mayan-themed stout, and assuming the 12/21/12 calamity-howlers are wrong, we’ll all live to see its release. Come to think of it, we probably ought to name a beer ‘calamity-howler,’ in honor of all the crazy predictions that don’t come true.”

    About Ska Brewing
    Based in Durango, Colorado, Ska Brewing was founded in 1995 and now produces over a dozen medal-winning beers including the Pinstripe Red Ale, True Blonde Ale and Steel Toe Stout. Four Ska beers are now widely available in cans: ESB Special Ale, True Blonde, Modus Hoperandi IPA and the winter seasonal Euphoria Pale Ale. For information, music and a good time, visit http://www.skabrewing.com.

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  2. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Advocate (595) Colorado Jan 20, 2012

    Well, this sounds more interesting than a peppermint stout.
    MEW, denver10 and joshclauss like this.
  3. dachp

    dachp Aficionado (205) Colorado Apr 17, 2010

    Can't wait, heard from a few people it is fantastic!
  4. "Overlord of brewing operations"

    Talk about an awesome title!
  5. FarmerTed

    FarmerTed Savant (285) Colorado May 31, 2011

    Anyone tried this stuff yet? I've seen it at Superior, but only in 6'ers (not broken up in singles yet), and I don't want to by 6 if it's not really good. There aren't any reviews up yet.
  6. mklever42

    mklever42 Savant (300) Colorado Apr 28, 2012

    Yes and it is delicious. I will be buying more of this stuff. I thought I would just give it a try, but it is way better than wha I thought it was going to be.
  7. tacosandbeer

    tacosandbeer Savant (420) Colorado Sep 24, 2010

    Had some at Hops and Pie. Not bad.
  8. Picked up a sixer and enjoyed one just a bit ago...damn tasty stuff from Ska. The oak-stout/grape combo, which seems a little odd, is actually really well-balanced and my wife demanded the rest of mine.

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