August Is ON but fall will soon be here. And American craft brewers are addressing things with a full slate of new beers that address both seasons.
A Beer To “Fall” For (Boston, MA) – In 2020 Boston Beer released a brand new take on the pumpkin ale that’s available now on draft and in 12oz bottles and cans as well as in the Samuel Adams Sweater Weather Variety Pack. Samuel Adams Jack-O is an approachable 4.9% ABV Pumpkin Ale that deftly balances seasonal spicing with a bright malt backbone.
99 Calories And Tons Of Taste (Athens, GA) – Terrapin Beer has a popular India Pale Ale that delivers big flavor without the calories.
The brewery’s first canned offering, and one that fast became a permanent addition to their year-round portfolio, Terrapin RecreationAle is a refreshing 4.7% session IPA pumped to the max on Bravo, Centennial, Zythos, Amarillo and Galaxy hops. With just 99 calories, this is an India Pale Ale that drinks like the big boys.
Germany’s #1 Oktoberfest Bier (White Plains, NY) – Brewed just once a year and only available while supplies last, this is the beer served in the Paulaner tent at Oktoberfest in Munich. Deep golden in color and wonderfully mellow, Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier is a full-bodied 6% ABV Pale Lager with a balanced hop character that lingers.
Red Eye (Richmond, CA) – East Brother Beer Co. is a San Francisco Bay area brewery which was founded by two friends and excels at brewing classic styles. And they’ve a terrific year-round that falls somewhere between an Amber Ale and an American IPA.
Melding the bright ambience of the American IPA with the richness of a traditional amber ale, East Brother Red IPA is a 6.5% ABV India Pale Ale with a sturdy malt-backbone and a hefty stone fruit hop character.