It’s our Winter Seasonal and we roll it out annually, but this seems like one of the earliest release dates I can remember. Maybe it’s just because with each passing year, the Cabin Fever cult following just continues to grow and the demand was too great to delay. Whatever the reason, we are happy to start pouring Cabin Fever before it’s even November…’cause then we all have EVEN longer to enjoy it’s malty goodness.
The Boundary Bay Brewery Cabin Fever is a strong ale or “Winter Warmer” with dark red-brown color and a very rich malty flavor. We dry-hop it lightly with Cascades for a pleasant aroma and slightly spicy hop finish. This big beer is deceptively strong, yet tastes very smooth thanks to extra long cold conditioning. (Original Gravity: 1.072. 22oz) Try this beer with spicy foods or any rich, heavy dishes…perfect for the holidays. We should have it available to go pretty soon, so you can start planning it’s place of honor at your holiday table now!
Last winter, we took a couple bottles up to Mt. Baker for a photo shoot. There were plenty of enthusiastic skiers and boarders eager to model with our Winter Warmer…and even one very cute dog who got in on the action! Check out all the pictures from that day on the mountain on our Facebook page.
Our customers said their favorite pairing for Cabin Fever is our pulled pork sandwich. It’s slow roasted & shredded pork with tangy BBQ sauce & coleslaw on a ciabatta roll with your choice of roasted potatoes, house salad or Tim’s potato chips ($8.99). Janet, our General Manager, also suggested a few other pairings to really complement the flavor and body of this Winter Warmer.
First on her list was the Beer Beef Stew: a warm & hearty compilation of vegetables, potatoes & tender chunks of beef simmered together in our Scotch Ale (Cup 3.99 Bowl 5.50 Stew/Salad Combo 8.99). If you’re wanting a heftier meal than stew, try paring Cabin Fever with our rich, moist meatloaf made from ground Harris Ranch Angus beef, ground pork, onions, seasonings, eggs and breadcrumbs and wrapped in Hempler’s pepper bacon. Served with mashed Yukon potatoes, seasonal vegetables and a demi-glace infused with our Dry Irish Stout ($15). Or go the traditional Boundary Bay way and choose the Yam Alechiladas to partner up with this delightful Winter beer. They’re a mixture of American yams, Cheddar & Jack cheese, caramelized onions & roasted garlic, wrapped in corn tortillas & topped with mole poblano sauce. Served with beans & rice (9.99).
Got another pairing you really like? Tell us in the comments below. Cheers!