DO.’s Winter Wonders — Beers for Snowy Days
DO. Lancaster has found some delectable wintery brews that’ll keep you warm AF during the much awaited cold right around the corner! As always, please drink responsibly. Stay safe as you enjoy some of our faves!
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse
925 Plaza Blvd, Lancaster, PA 17601
BJ’s has just added their limited edition annual release of Grand Cru! This incredible Belgian tripel is actually quite light and won’t leave you feeling like a belly full of jelly this winter season. This lovely, warming beer comes in a fun BJ’s glass. Order this beer as soon as you’re seated, because the deeper flavors come out the more it warms!
Our server Bridget told us that BJ’s Grand Cru pairs perfectly with their Cherry Chipotle Salmon and their Spicy Pig Tavern Cut Pizza! Drooling yet?!
Brownie Points: BJ’s has gluten-free, vegetarian, AND vegan options available!
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
781 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603
Head brewer Pim “Dutch” Harmsen recently released Iron Hill’s winter beers: Russian Imperial Stout and Reindeer’s Revenge (formerly known as Rudolph’s Revenge).
Iron Hill is actually known around the world for their Russian Imperial Stout. In fact, they won a silver medal for it at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado! You’ll taste complexities of coffee, dark bitter chocolate, and tobacco in this full-bodied beer that’s so dark you can’t see through your pint glass—or, wait, did you just get way too drunk? No, it’s just that dark. Iron Hill’s Russian Imperial is sweet yet bright, as it’s brewed with American hops. Pim also suggests aging this beer as it’s an excellent candidate for the process!
Reindeer’s Revenge is effing amazing, y’all. An American tripel, this delicious beer is brewed like a tripel but set-hopped with American hops. Those wonderful banana and clove notes come through, as well as piny, resinous, juicy flavors as well. This yummy brew isn’t super sweet and is the perfect companion to your soul on a cold winter’s night!
Fun (but super unfair) Fact: Apparently Disney had a hissy fit over Iron Hill’s use of the name Rudolph and filed a cease and assist that they change their beer name! The result was renaming the beer to Reindeer’s Revenge. Still the same amazing beer, just named after a generic deer rather than the one with a very shiny nose.