Great Divide Unveils Chai Yeti
Our beloved Yeti is going back to its roots with this Himalayan-inspired variation. Traditional Chai spices of cinnamon, green cardamom, black pepper, ginger, nutmeg, and vanilla blend seamlessly with Yeti’s rich, roasted malt backbone for a spicy beast fit to tackle Everest. 9.5% ABV.
This new variation is a nod to the Yeti’s home region of the Himalayas. Creating a Yeti variation that uses traditional chai spices seemed like a natural fit. The chai flavor profile matches perfectly with the chocolate and roasty malt character of Yeti. Similarly, both the mythology surrounding the Yeti and the chai spice flavor originated in the same region. One sip of Chai Yeti will transport you straight to the Himalayas.
ORIGINS OF THE YETI
The Yeti figure has its origins in Himalayan folklore. The character is an ancient and important part of the legends and history of the Sherpa, the communities that live in the mountains of eastern Nepal. In 1921 the explorer and politician Charles Howard-Bury led a British expedition to Mount Everest. He spotted some large footprints and was told that they belonged to “metoh-kangmi”. Which roughly translates to “man-bear snow-man”. In that moment, a legend was born. Accounts of sightings by locals continued to be translated by Western visitors. As a result, the story of a mysterious ape-like snow-man took off. By the 1950s, interest ran high. Various mountaineers launched expeditions to find the creature throughout the Himalayan region. And while belief in the mythical beast may have dwindled throughout the years, the legend of the Yeti lives on today.
WHERE CAN I DRINK IT?
Chai Yeti is available from October through December in 22 oz bottles across the country. It is on tap in both Great Divide Denver taprooms starting Monday, October 2nd. Chai Yeti will be pouring during the Great American Beer Festival as well. This new Yeti variation will also be available just in time for National Yeti Awareness Week November 13th -17th.
About Great Divide Brewing
About Great Divide Brewing Company
Founded in 1994, Great Divide Brewing Company is one of the most decorated breweries in America, recognized for brewing some of the globe’s most balanced yet assertive and flavorful beers. These beers have landed an impressive amount of acclaim, earning 18 Great American Beer Festival Medals, five World Beer Cup Awards and 14 spots on Beer Advocate’s “Top Rated Beers: Colorado” (2015). Here at Great Divide, Bold Character isn’t just a catchphrase. It’s the philosophy behind what we brew, how we think and what we believe. For more information visit www.greatdivide.com.