Big Sky Brewing Powder Hound

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All in all…

What a solid beer to kick things off again at The Bake & Brew.

My favorite beers, my absolutely favorite ones, are the all-occasion beer. The beer you know someone who’s new to beer could learn to love, the beer you grab when you’re on your way to a holiday party, the beer you can easily answer the “What do you want me to get?” question with, and the beer that can ease you back in to real life after a long holiday weekend.

This is definitely that beer.

This past weekend Wyoming and Montana got a healthy bit of snow, and temperatures dipped below -10 it seemed every night. As a friend put it, we were all actively just announcing the shifts in weather to each other for the last three days. “Negative 8!” “Negative 20!” “Oh boy it’s above 0!” Needless to say it was cold enough that it did take your breath away, and sometimes you *don’t* actually need a “warmer” to keep you warm. Sometimes a dark ale on the coldest nights is too much of a contrast. We’re already steeling ourselves against the wind and the frigid air, so we need something that is a little easier to adjust to. I should be an easy to break out when we get back to the trailhead after a long snowshoe when our hair has frozen to our beanie.

Cheers to the Powder Hound, and to the powder that gave us all a fluffy white Christmas.

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Recommend to a friend?

You bet. Again, next time you’re totally stuck at the package store, go for the Powder Hound (my other all-around beer is the Alaskan Ale)

Lightweight-safe?

This one’s going to be a no for me at 7.2%

Plus one?

Even though it’s a higher ABV than I’d like for two, I just enjoyed this one way too much to turn down a second.

Tune pairing?

Nakt by Rone

Get a six pack?

This is a good work week six-pack.

The Hops

Big Sky Brewing, Bozeman, MT
Winter Ale
7.2% ABV
It has a doggo on the can

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