In an age when it seems like there's a brewery on every block, Dick's Brewing Company started less-traditionally than most. Dick Young started brewing out of the back of his deli and selling home-brew supplies at the shop to encourage others beer lovers in the great Pacific North West to brew for their taste. in 1994, when his beer became as popular as the sausages, he opened a full time brewery. Dick's reasoning is simple; "I started brewing beer for one reason. I was thirsty."
Named for Dick's love of skiing, Double Diamond Winter Ale is the perfect après-ski after a long day out on the slopes. While the namesake terrains for this beer are exceptional steep and designed for experts, this beer is approachable, warming and friendly for everyone! Whether you head out on the black diamonds or the green circles, chill to 10 C and enjoy after a day of playing in the snow!
Pours a deep red, with copper highlights, with a fingers worth of light, fluffy foam that dissipates quickly back into the beer.
The nose is malt heavy, showing off sweetness from the caramel malt, light roast from the toasted barely. There's a light smell of fresh apples, and some baking spice aromas. The nose betrays a fair amount of its alcohol content, and heavy malt bill.
Overall, a smooth, fine carbonation. Baking spices here are well blended with balanced cinnamon, and allspice. We find strong nutmeg, with just a bit of hazelnut. This sip is packed with flavour! The rich malt base holds up the sweet grains, and blends into the prevalent baking spices. Nutty tones, with a lovely roasted finish, alongside a light resiny bitterness that ends quickly and doesn't hang around for very long. Sip slowly from your snifter, and revel in the holiday magic!
Share a charcuterie platter from your local deli among a group of friends! Ask for them to include a truffle salami and a goat cheese gouda to pair with this winter warmer style!