Monday, June 22, 2009

TTB Find of the Week: Magic Hat HOWL

Magic Hat is reshuffling their seasonal deck a bit in a few months by moving the uber-tasty Roxy Rolles into their autumn seasonal slot and introducing (well, sort of, as you'll see in a moment) a new beer as their winter seasonal: Howl, a "black as night Winter Lager."

Rumor has it that Howl is simply a slight reworking of the Orlio Organic Black Lager, and judging by the fact that both have a matching ABV of 4.5%, I'd say that's a pretty good guess as to the origins of Howl at this point.

If this info stands as correct then I'll be a happy camper for sure, as the more Schwarzbier's the better in my opinion. It's an oft overlooked style that packs a healthy dose of flavor into a lighter bodied beer, despite it's appearance. Can't wait for this one to hit the shelves.

Magic Hat, Howl, Roxy Rolles, Orlio, organic, Black Lager, schwarzbier, Hopback