Snowzilla Day 4 – A Goodbye to Snow with a Snow Roller

**Here is my blog post about Snowzilla Day 1 , Snowzilla Day 2 (Part 1), Snowzilla Day 2 (Part 2), and Snowzilla Day 3**

Magic Hat Brewing Company Snow Roller – This seasonal brown ale from Vermont is only available in the winter, but it’s a great option for the IPA lover looking to explore new beer horizons Ratings 3.5 out of 5 | AGlassAfterWork.com

Magic Hat Brewing Company Snow Roller – This seasonal brown ale from Vermont is only available in the winter, but it’s a great option for the IPA lover looking to explore new beer horizons Ratings 3.5 out of 5 | AGlassAfterWork.com

IMagic Hat Brewing Company Bottle Top promise…this is my last post about Snowzilla. I know it was months ago. I know everyone is over snow and instead thinking about spring, cookouts, and rose. But, I’m clearly behind on blogging, and I tasted so many good things over those few days I didn’t want to miss sharing. So, here it is…my final day of Snowzilla.

By the time Day 4 rolled around, the weather was doing more to clear away the snow than the city. There are many things I love about DC, but the ability to handle snowy weather is not one of them. Hubby and I spent our last day home acting more like it was a staycation day rather than a snow day. And, after several days of wine, I felt like enjoying a beer instead. So, I opted for Magic Hat Brewing Company’s aptly named Snow Roller.

Magic Hat Brewing Company Snow Roller Hoppy Brown Ale

Magic Hat Brewing Company Snow Roller Hoppy Brown Ale

The Snow Roller (brewery) is a brown ale from Vermont. The beer had a clear medium amber color with about an inch of foamy tan head. On the nose, there were mild smells of caramel, cereal, and something bitter. In the mouth, caramel and biscuits mixed with hints of citrus and something earthy. The beer had a medium body with a slight bite of bitterness on the finish.

Is this worth a glass after work? Definitely!  If you see this beer in the store, grab it; you won’t be disappointed. It was an interesting mix of a brown ale and IPA. So, if you’re an IPA lover looking to expand your beer horizons, you should definitely grab a bottle. Overall, this beer was makes for a nice winter seasonal option and it was perfect for a snowy day.

Question of the Day:  What’s the weather been like you?  How has it impacted your drinking choices?

Purchased at Harris Teeter
Overall: 3.5 Corks

Comments

  1. Chuck says

    IPAs are an all year thing. I skip the pumpkin in the fall, pretty much, try to go for Octoberfest themes, such as O’Connor’s nutty flavor, I like Hardywood’s raspberry stout in the winter, have been wanting to try COTU orange is the new black, for summer, Port City’s Derecheo Common and Flying Dog’s Dead Rise, and a new favorite of theirs, Numero Uno, with agave. There’s more but those are the ones I can think of.

    • says

      oooh…I LOVE the Derecheo Common in the summer. It’s the perfect beer after a day of yard work, especially with how humid DC can get. And, I know a lot of people that think Dead Rise is kitchy (and it is), but it’s a great cookout beer. I liked the Numero Uno, but definitely prefer Dead Rise. Have you tried any of Flying Dog’s cookie beers that came out during the holidays? I was on the lookout, but never found them. Ok, clearly, I’m a Flying Dog fan…and clearly my mind is onto summer beers even though I’m writing blog posts about winter 😉
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  2. Chuck says

    I tried to visit Flying Dog on a fall leaf peeping trip from
    Leesburg (made an last minute impulse stop since we were near Fabboli Wine) to Frederick but they were at capacity and it was late in the afternoon so we gave up and decided it’s best to go to a brewery early and beat the crowds.

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