Blizzard Ale Is a brown spiced ale designed to remind drinkers of their favorite holiday cookies. Malted barley, chocolate malt, crystal malt, oats, and almonds all went into the mash for a sweet, complex foundation that give off notes of freshly baked brown bread, caramel, raisins, and dark chocolate. Lactose and molasses were added to give the beer a rich sweetness and creamy mouthfeel.
Sweet orange peel, ginger powder, nutmeg, and cinnamon were used sparingly to add complexity and conjure up images of the holidays. Lastly, the beer was fermented with a special Norwegian farmhouse yeast at high temperatures to back up the malt and spice with fruity esters.