Not because of the taste, this definitely tastes different, and I really liked it. But when I was at the liquor store I had to double check to make sure it was the Winter and not the EPA. They just look so similar. From a brand perspective it’s important to have consistency across beers, but I’d like to see a bit more uniqueness.
Schell Snowstorm was a great example of a seasonal beer that you look at and instantly know it’s Schell’s and know it’s their winter beer. Summit Winter has that same yellow label that I instantly associate with their EPA. I was seriously confused.
Also, I’ve really appreciated that most beers we’ve sampled have a description on the bottle/can that tells you a bit about the beer, what flavors to expect, and maybe some food pairing ideas. I guess for Summit Winter we’ll just have to wait until Erik does his review.