Shanty Shack Brewing - Santa Cruz
Warm beer? Gross, right? Sounds preposterous! Well guess what?... Around the 1700's this was not an uncommon way to serve beer. Similar to mulled wine, this brew starts with a strong ale which is then heated up with butter, spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon, and baked apples. Brewmaster & Co-Owner, Brandon Padilla, was inspired by this recipe when he was reading about the history of beer. People once believed a cup of heated beer to be good for you, almost like a medicine- hey, I'll believe it! Served out of a ladle, this brew is the perfect drink for a chilly day as you cup it in your palms and start to warm up from the inside out.