With fall creeping up visions of pumpkin ale and Oktoberfest lagers dancing in our heads we couldn’t wait to get in some fall seasonals. Though 81 degrees may not be considered “sweater weather”, there is no reason we can’t delve into possibly the best season for beer snobs early. We are very excited to have Southern Tier Pumking back in the case, this Imperial Pumpkin Ale is well loved by many a beer connoisseur and has been described by some as “liquid pumpkin pie”. For those with milder tastes we also have Brooklyn Post Road Pumpkin and Captain Lawrence Pumpkin Ale, from two of New York’s most revered breweries. If pumpkin isn’t your thing we also have a brand new seasonal offering from Ommegang in Cooperstown, NY. Scythe and Sickle is a Belgian-style Amber Ale brewed with rye and oat flakes in celebration of the harvest season.
Fall would be the same without a handful of Oktoberfest beers. In the case now we are carrying Penn Brewery’s Oktoberfest Bier a Bavarian style brew, it is often named as one of the best examples of the style in craft brewing. Another celebrated version of this traditional style is Left Hand Brewing’s Oktoberfest, a slightly sweeter take on a Marzen lager but full bodied with a nice blend of biscuity malts and spicy hops.