Updated from a January-February 2001–2002 Replicator recipe by Steve Bader.
See story “Clone Your Own” on page 36 for details of how this Summit Winter Ale clone was formulated.
Clone tweaked from a recipe that appeared in the July 1998 issue of Brew Your Own.
“[Breckenridge Christmas Ale] is up there in alcohol too, so you get some nice warming characteristics from it as well.”
— Breckenridge Brewery head brewer Todd Usry
“There are no spices in (the Christmas Ale) at all, but I would have sworn there was before I started working here.”
— Saint Arnold Brewing brewmaster, Dave Fougeron
“It is a hoppier beer, (but) is very drinkable and heavier for the season.”
— head brewer, Nikki Koontz
“This beer is more along the style of a sweet stout. There’s no milk sugar, but we use one pound of fresh raspberries per gallon!”
— Magic Hat head brewer Matt Cohen
“Powder Hound is traditional in style, but as far as a winter beer, it is still something that could be considered a session beer. In keeping it around six percent ABV, it remains much more drinkable.”
— Matt Long, head brewer at Big Sky Brewing
Thanks to Al Marzi of the Harpoon Brewery for the information used to construct this clone of Harpoon Winter Warmer.
“[Old Jubilation has] mocha and toffee flavors, with a hint of hazel nuts. In this day and age, it isn’t that big of a beer, but it really holds up nicely.”
— Adam Avery, Avery Brewing head brewer
Heather (Calluna vulgaris) are evergreen branching shrubs. They can be found throughout Western Europe and in parts of northeastern North America and Siberia.
Ed Seaman • 2003 AHA Nationals Gold Medal Winner, Category 23: Smoke-Flavored Beer
A basic California Common (American Lager) recipe.
The last link between you and your brew is your draft lines. Keep 'em clean with this simple, but highly useful, project.