This week's beer of the week is Old Friend, a winter warmer from Indeed Brewing Company. This limited release holiday brew was one of our picks for our Top 5 local winter seasonal beers
a couple of weeks back, but after drinking a few pints of it around the patio campfire at Grumpy's NE
, we decided this one needed a little extra attention.
This is the second year Indeed has offered Old Friend alongside their other winter seasonal, Stir Crazy. It pours a dark ruby red and smells like warm gingerbread, but there's a slightly bitter undercurrent to this beer that makes it go down more like an IPA than a true winter warmer. A little touch of honey sweetness and malt rounds out the profile of this medium-bodied beer. Pair it with raisin bread, fruit cake, beef stew, curry, or mushroom stroganoff.
In addition to being on tap at Grumpy's NE and the brewery itself
, Indeed's seasonal beers are in rotation at Groundswell Coffee
in St. Paul, the Rabbit Hole
, and the Sample Room
, just to name a few.
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