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SEASONAL PRODUCTS: FALL

ERDINGER - ERDINGER OCTOBERFEST

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Category: Imports
Food Pairing: Cuisine (German) Cheese (tangy; Brick, Edam, Feta) General (Salad) Meat (Poultry, Fish, Shellfish)
Brewery: Erdinger Weissbrau
Seasonal Availability: Fall
Beverage Type: Hefeweizen A south German style of wheat beer (weissbier) made with a typical ratio of 50:50, or even higher, wheat. A yeast that produces a unique phenolic flavors of banana and cloves with an often dry and tart edge, some spiciness, bubblegum or notes of apples. Little hop bitterness, and a moderate level of alcohol. The "Hefe" prefix means "with yeast", hence the beers unfiltered and cloudy appearance. Poured into a traditional Weizen glass, the Hefeweizen can be one sexy looking beer.

Often served with a lemon wedge (popularized by Americans), to either cut the wheat or yeast edge, which many either find to be a flavorful snap ... or an insult and something that damages the beer's taste and head retention.






FLYING FISH - FLYING FISH OKTOBERFISH

ABV: 6%
Category: Craft / Specialty
Seasonal Availability: Fall

First released in 2002, and sold out in two weeks. A tribute to the classic Fest styles of Germany the O'Fish uses European malts hops and yeast. A beautiful reddish color, a savory malt profile and nice hop flavor, make this Fest beer quite drinkable. OktoberFish is great with food and especially great with Lederhosen.


FLYING FISH OKTOBERFISH


LONG TRAIL - LONG TRAIL HARVEST

ABV: 4.4%
Category: Craft / Specialty
Food Pairing: Pork dishes or a beef vegetable soup.
Seasonal Availability: Fall
Beverage Type: English Brown Ale Spawned from the Mild Ale, Brown Ales tend to be maltier and sweeter on the palate, with a fuller body. Color can range from reddish brown to dark brown. Some versions will lean towards fruity esters, while others tend to be drier with nutty characters.



A light and malty experience modeled after one of Long Trail's favorite old sylye brews.


LONG TRAIL HARVEST


MAGIC HAT - MAGIC HAT IPA ON TOUR HIPA

ABV: 5.80%
Category: Craft / Specialty
Brewery: Magic Hat Brewery
Seasonal Availability: Fall
Beverage Type: American IPA The American IPA is a different soul from the reincarnated IPA style. More flavorful than the withering English IPA, color can range from very pale golden to reddish amber. Hops are typically American with a big herbal and / or citric character, bitterness is high as well. Moderate to medium bodied with a balancing malt backbone.



hI.P.A. is a highly hopped India Pale Ale and the Spring SeasonAle. A medium-bodied beer with a fresh and fruitful nose of vernal vitality. It begins and ends with a big hop bite that is itself forever balanced on the brink by a steady rhythm of malt. Dry-hopped for extra quenching in the face of heat and beat, it's an ideal accompaniment to chilling out, turning inward or sailing onward through the music of the night toward the dawn of the mind. It's the liquid way to say be here now lest you never come this way again. Stanley Mouse is widely heralded and otherwise internationally acclaimed for his iconographic concert posters for venues like the Fillmore Auditoriums and the Winterland Ballroom as well as his classic album covers for the Grateful Dead and other bands, Stanley Mouse is the man Bill Graham said 'put the face on rock and roll music.' Learn more at Mouse Studios.


MAGIC HAT IPA ON TOUR HIPA


SAM ADAMS - SAM ADAMS HARVEST PUMPKIN

ABV: 5.7%
Calories: 199
Category: Craft / Specialty
Seasonal Availability: Fall

A perennial favorite at our brewery Halloween party, Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale is brewed with over 17 pounds of real pumpkin per barrel, adding a full body and sweetness to this dark reddish amber brew. Deep roasted malts, including a smoked malt, lend a distinct roasted character while traditional pumpkin pie spices give the beer a subtle spice note.


SAM ADAMS HARVEST PUMPKIN


SAM ADAMS - SAM ADAMS OCTOBERFEST

ABV: 5.70%
Calories: 180
Category: Craft / Specialty
Food Pairing: Italian or German food, casseroles, poultry, pork, sausage and mild fish.
Seasonal Availability: Fall
Beverage Type: Marzen / Oktoberfest

Before refrigeration, it was nearly impossible to brew beer in the summer due to the hot weather and bacterial infections. Brewing ended with the coming of spring, and began again in the fall. Most were brewed in March (Märzen). These brews were kept in cold storage over the spring and summer months, or brewed at a higher gravity, so they’d keep. Märzenbier is full-bodied, rich, toasty, typically dark copper in color with a medium to high alcohol content.

The common Munich Oktoberfest beer served at Wies'n (the location at which Munich celebrates its Oktoberfest) contains roughly 5.0-6.0% alcohol by volume, is dark/copper in color, has a mild hop profile and is typically labeled as a Bavarian Märzenbier in style



Brewed with five varieties of malted barley for a big, rich flavor.

The first thing you notice when pouring a glass of this seasonal beer is the color. Samuel Adams® Octoberfest has a rich, deep reddish amber hue which itself is reflective of the season. Samuel Adams Octoberfest masterfully blends together five roasts of malt to create a delicious harmony of sweet flavors including caramel and toffee. The malt is complimented by the elegant bitterness imparted by the Bavarian Noble hops. Samuel Adams Octoberfest provides a wonderful transition from the lighter beers of summer to the heartier brews of winter.


SAM ADAMS OCTOBERFEST


SPATEN - SPATEN OKTOBERFEST

ABV: 5.90%
Category: Imports
Food Pairing: Cuisine (German)
Brewery: Spaten
Seasonal Availability: Fall
Beverage Type: Marzen / Oktoberfest

Before refrigeration, it was nearly impossible to brew beer in the summer due to the hot weather and bacterial infections. Brewing ended with the coming of spring, and began again in the fall. Most were brewed in March (Märzen). These brews were kept in cold storage over the spring and summer months, or brewed at a higher gravity, so they’d keep. Märzenbier is full-bodied, rich, toasty, typically dark copper in color with a medium to high alcohol content.

The common Munich Oktoberfest beer served at Wies'n (the location at which Munich celebrates its Oktoberfest) contains roughly 5.0-6.0% alcohol by volume, is dark/copper in color, has a mild hop profile and is typically labeled as a Bavarian Märzenbier in style



Our Oktoberfest Beer, created in 1872, is the world's first Oktoberfest beer, brewed for the greatest folk festival in the world. Every year, over and over again, countless Oktoberfest visitors share their enthusiasm about this beer. Amber in color. This medium bodied beer has achieved its impeccable taste by balancing the roasted malt flavor with the perfect amount of hops. Having a rich textured palate with an underlying sweetness true to tradition. Our Oktoberfest Beer, created in 1872, is the world's first Oktoberfest beer, brewed for the greatest folk festival in the world. Every year, over and over again, countless Oktoberfest visitors share their enthusiasm about this beer. Flavor profile: Amber in color. This medium bodied beer has achieved its impeccable taste by balancing the roasted malt flavor with the perfect amount of hops. Having a rich textured palate with an underlying sweetness true to tradition. Its impeccable taste by balancing the roasted malt flavor with the perfect amount of hops. Having a rich textured palate with an underlying sweetness true to tradition.


SPATEN OKTOBERFEST


STEGMAIER - STEGMAIER OKTOBERFEST

ABV: 6.1%
Category: Craft / Specialty
Food Pairing: Cuisine (German)
Brewery: Lion Brewery
Seasonal Availability: Fall
Beverage Type: Marzan / Oktoberfest

Stegmaier Oktoberfest is brewed as a traditional German-style Marzen. It is a deep reddish-brown lager brewed with traditional German malt and hops to give the beer a full toasted character with a touch of sweetness. Aromas of sweet pumpernickel bread make this the ideal beer to welcome in the autumn season.


STEGMAIER OKTOBERFEST


STEGMAIER - STEGMAIER PUMPKIN ALE

ABV: 5.5%
Category: Craft / Specialty
Seasonal Availability: Fall
Beverage Type: Pumpkin Ale Often released as a fall seasonal, Pumpkin Ales are quite varied. Some brewers opt to add hand-cut pumpkins and drop them in the mash, while others use puree or pumpkin flavoring. These beers also tend to be spiced with pumpkin pie spices, like: ground ginger, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, and allspice. Pumpkin Ales are typically mild, with little to no bitterness, a malty backbone, with some spice often taking the lead. Many will contain a starchy, slightly thick-ish, mouthfeel too.



A full-bodied ale with hints of pumpkin pie, brown sugar and spices. We brew this ale with real pumpkin and spices and allow it to slowly age to bring out the full aromas and tastes. It’s a wonderful way to savor fall’s best flavors.


STEGMAIER PUMPKIN ALE


STOUDTS - Stoudts Octoberfest

ABV: 4.5%
Category: Craft / Specialty
Food Pairing: Pizza, pasta, sausage, and just about any type of German food.
Seasonal Availability: August through the autumn months
Beverage Type: German style Oktoberfest

This medium bodied amber colored beer elegantly combines a touch of malty sweetness with a subtle aromatichop character. A traditional German style Oktoberfest, this beer is brewed with the finest imported ingredients. Great American Beer Fesvical Medal winner. 24 ibu's


Stoudts Octoberfest


STOUDTS - Stoudts Smooth Hoperator

ABV: 7%
Category: Craft / Specialty
Food Pairing: Lamb, pork and beef. It also goes great with pate and aged parmesan cheese
Seasonal Availability: Spring and Fall
Beverage Type: Lager

Smooth Hoperator is a medium bodied copper colored strong lager. It has a delicate malty palate up front, which is abruptly overshadowed by the dominating hop presence that can be attributed to the 1.5lbs / bbl of hops added to this brew for aroma and flavor. A hop lover's beer.


Stoudts Smooth Hoperator


VICTORY - VICTORY FESTBIER

ABV: 5.6%
Category: Craft / Specialty
Food Pairing: Cuisine (German)
Brewery: Victory Brewing Co
Seasonal Availability: Fall
Beverage Type: Marzen / Oktoberfest

Before refrigeration, it was nearly impossible to brew beer in the summer due to the hot weather and bacterial infections. Brewing ended with the coming of spring, and began again in the fall. Most were brewed in March (Märzen). These brews were kept in cold storage over the spring and summer months, or brewed at a higher gravity, so they’d keep. Märzenbier is full-bodied, rich, toasty, typically dark copper in color with a medium to high alcohol content.

The common Munich Oktoberfest beer served at Wies'n (the location at which Munich celebrates its Oktoberfest) contains roughly 5.0-6.0% alcohol by volume, is dark/copper in color, has a mild hop profile and is typically labeled as a Bavarian Märzenbier in style



Seductively smooth, this medium-bodied amber beauty is akin to the great Oktoberfest beers of Munich. All German malts and whole flower European hops make this lager true to style


VICTORY FESTBIER


VICTORY - VICTORY HOP WALLOP

ABV: 8.5%
Category: Craft / Specialty
Food Pairing: Cuisine (Barbecue) Cheese (peppery; Monterey / Pepper Jack, sharp; Blue, Cheddar, pungent; Gorgonzol
Brewery: Victory Brewing Co
Seasonal Availability: Fall
Beverage Type: American Double / Imperial IPA

We celebrate the pioneering spirit of old Horace 'Hop' Wallop and those who dare mighty adventurous things in this vivid, robust ale. As our annual homage to the hop harvest, expect loads of aromatic splendor and bitter beauty.


VICTORY HOP WALLOP


VICTORY - VICTORY MOONGLOW

ABV: 8.7%
Category: Craft / Specialty
Seasonal Availability: Fall
Beverage Type: Weizenbock

This dark amber wheat beer features fruity and spicy aromas galore.†Significant strength underlies the pleasant citric appeal of this bock beer. Redolent with the flavors of harvest fruit, Moonglow typifies the traditional weizenbock-style so thoroughly enjoyed throughout Bavaria. Left unfiltered, its unique yeast strain gives Moonglow a radiance all its own.


VICTORY MOONGLOW


WEYERBACHER - WEYERBACHER AUTUMNFEST

ABV: 5.40%
Category: Craft / Specialty
Food Pairing: Cheese (sharp; Blue, Cheddar) Meat (Beef, Poultry, Fish)
Brewery: Weyerbacher
Seasonal Availability: August thru November
Beverage Type: American Amber / Red Ale Ranging from amber to deep red hues. This style of beer tends to focus on the malts, but hop character can range from low to high. Expect a balanced beer, with toasted malt characters and a light fruitiness in most examples. The range can run from a basic ale, to American brewers who brew faux-Oktoberfest style beers that are actually ales instead of lagers.



AutumnFest is Weyerbacher's own unique twist on the German Oktoberfest style. Copper-amber in color, AutumnFest is made with Vienna and Munich malts for that authentic, Bavarian easy drinking taste. Each sip imparts a wonderful roastiness of malt on the tongue followed by a smooth, consistent finish. Wonderfully balanced with a clean, velvety, slightly fruity taste, AutumnFest is the perfect beer for the Fall- a nice transition between the lighter beers of summer and the darker, heavier winter brews. It's a favorite of many Weyerbacher aficionados, who anticipate the end of summer with this wonderful beer.


WEYERBACHER AUTUMNFEST


WEYERBACHER - WEYERBACHER HARVEST ALE

ABV: 6.20%
Category: Craft / Specialty
Food Pairing: Cuisine (Curried, Thai) Cheese (peppery; Monterey / Pepper Jack, sharp; Blue, Cheddar, pungent; Gorg
Brewery: Weyerbacher
Seasonal Availability: Fall
Beverage Type: American IPA The American IPA is a different soul from the reincarnated IPA style. More flavorful than the withering English IPA, color can range from very pale golden to reddish amber. Hops are typically American with a big herbal and / or citric character, bitterness is high as well. Moderate to medium bodied with a balancing malt backbone.



Harvest Ale is a 6.2% “wet-hop” IPA made from pale, munich, crystal, and wheat malts. It is hopped with a bounty of cascade hops straight from the brewery’s own farm! The bitterness is restrained to allow the fresh-hop aroma and flavor to shine through. You will find grassy notes with hints of citrus zest in this refreshing ale.

Since this beer can only be made with newly matured hops just hours off the vine, its release date is somewhat in the hands of Mother Nature. We know that it will fall sometime around the beginning of September. Keep your eye out for this one. You will want to drink this one as fresh as possible!


WEYERBACHER HARVEST ALE


WEYERBACHER - WEYERBACHER IMPERIAL PUMPKIN ALE

ABV: 8.00%
Category: Craft / Specialty
Food Pairing: Pumpkin pie, whipped cream
Brewery: Weyerbacher
Seasonal Availability: August thru November
Beverage Type: Pumpkin Ale Often released as a fall seasonal, Pumpkin Ales are quite varied. Some brewers opt to add hand-cut pumpkins and drop them in the mash, while others use puree or pumpkin flavoring. These beers also tend to be spiced with pumpkin pie spices, like: ground ginger, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, and allspice. Pumpkin Ales are typically mild, with little to no bitterness, a malty backbone, with some spice often taking the lead. Many will contain a starchy, slightly thick-ish, mouthfeel too.



The mother of all Pumpkin Ales is currently in transit to our wholesalers and should be out on shelves around mid-September. This 8.0% ABV pumpkin ale is heartier, spicier, and more "caramelly" and "pumpkiny" than its faint brethren! Perfect finisher on a cool autumn night, or match it up with a slice of pumpkin pie and fresh whipped cream. If you don't agree this is the mother of all pumpkin ales, then you just don't like mothers!


WEYERBACHER IMPERIAL PUMPKIN ALE


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