A few days ago Hannah informed me of an awesome sale that was going on at one of Buffalo’s craft beer outlets, The Village Beer Merchant. I thought that was awesome until she told me the reason for the sale. They need to make room for fall beers! Geez Louise, I feel like summer just started! I never even got around to working on my beach body like I intended. I thought I’d have more time!
Then there’s the fact that the entire Twitterverse (should that even be capitalized?) is buzzing with brewers talking about the production of their pumpkin ales. To top it all off, I’m currently working on getting our new tailgating products up on the site before football season starts.
Once I got over my initial shock, realized that summer is indeed on its way out and realized that the best thing to do is embrace the change, I actually got really excited. Some of my favorite seasonal beers come out in the fall! Great Divide’s Fresh Hop Pale Ale is inspired by the annual September hop harvest and it’s a once a year specialty brewed with freshly picked hop flowers instead of the standard dried or pelletized stuff. I suggest everyone try to find some.
Then there’s Oktoberfest beers (mmm… Spaten) and awesome pumpkin ales. I haven’t tried the Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale my colleagues have raved about yet, but I’ll definitely get my hands on some this season! If this fall is anything like last fall, Southern Tier’s Pumpking Ale will become a staple in my diet. If you’re looking for more great pumpkin ales to check out, just read this
blast from the past blog post and take notes.
Bring on the apple pies, crunchy leaves and that warm, cozy feeling that comes with wearing your favorite sweatshirt on a regular basis. The beers are almost ready and I’m with them!
[techtags:FALL BEER, AUTUMN BEER, PUMPKIN BEER, OKTOBERFEST, MARZEN]