New York — Ironically enough, a beer founded on change has now become our longest running seasonal offering. Global Warmer was actually the beer that got us re-thinking the seasonal program, and kick-started the Mad Science that is “Cycliquids,” our unpredictable, ever-rotating series of new formulations.
The craft beer scene is moving rapidly… think about the changes even since Global Warmer first hit the scene in 2013. But much of winter beer has stayed decidedly stuck in its tracks (frozen, if you will). Big sticky sippers dominate this time of year, oftentimes with spices. And hey, they have their time and place. But how about something you can slam all winter long?
Enter Global Warmer, a winter creation that puts innovation side by side with tradition. Water, malt, hops and yeast combine for a fiery red winter beer that’s raw and bold, and toasty enough to warm you through the winter.
In a converted garage laboratory in BKLYN, a glint of brazen red beer emerged to melt down winter beer as we know it. GLOBAL harnesses the natural deliciousness of beer’s essential ingredients: nothing but water, malt, hops and yeast.
This year’s tweaked formulation continues to push the boundaries of winter beer. The aromatic, late-stage hopping in this beer is over-the-top juicy. The huge hop aroma is even more dialed in this year… massive fruit and citrus notes on the front end, and the beer finishes extra clean. No need to sip on Global Warmer – this is a full-flavored drinking beer to warm you through the winter.
Sixpoint Brewer Shaun Carney speaks to the easy drinking nature: “to me there’s this seamless transition from a pleasant bitterness into multi-faceted hop character. It reads citrus/melon/pine. By the finish, the taste is all fruity notes, no harshness.”
Shane Welch, President and Founder, also had some thoughts. One sip and he yelled, “it’s juuuuuiiiccceeeeee.”
An evolving winter beer for a changing globe… now that’s Mad Science.