Now that the holidays are over, we've got a strong dose of reality...winter for the next three months! But living in New York State, we're fortunate that we are surrounded by a number of regional breweries with their seasonal brews. Check this one out.

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Blue Point Brewing Company of Long Island is a quality craft brewer. Their current seasonal beer is Winter Ale. Here's a brief description according to bluepointbrewing.com:

"Our Winter Ale is a hearty and robust amber ale. Brewed to chase away the chill of cool Winter nights, it’s created with pale, Vienna, crystal and chocolate malts. This uncommon amber is brewed with a tasty balance of malt and hops, only during the cold months of the year. One of our most popular seasonal specialties, just remember this special ale is gone with Winter’s winds.

Availability

Late October – January

Technical Description

1.070 OG (Original Gravity)

25 IBU (International Bitterness Unit)

7.0% ABV (Alcohol By Volume)"

Be careful, this one is a wee-bit strong. Cheers!