September is ON and American craft brewers are addressing the changing season with more exciting new offerings you’re gonna want have around.
Biscuit Beer II (Franklin, TN) – In honor of National Biscuit Month, Hardee’s (home to the Monster Thickburger) teamed up with Southern Grist Brewing and infused its famous biscuits into a full-bodied, cream ale that incorporates hints of strawberry jam and buttermilk. We recently poked fun at the concept and Hardees sent us the beer to try.
Crafted with more than 200 pounds of Hardee’s made-from-scratch biscuits, grain, hops, yeast, water and strawberry puree Strawberry Biscuit Ale is a 5.2% ABV Cream Ale which we have to admit didn’t disappoint.
Red Head (Escondido, CA) – Stone Brewing’s latest single-batch series release is a collaboration they did with Santa Rosa, California’s Seismic Brewing. When Stone brewer Steve Gonzalez and Seismic’s Andy Hooper got together they decided to take the IPL concept in a less travelled direction.
Crafted with Strata and Mosaic hops to enhance the beer’s caramel-like malt backbone, Seismic/Stone Ain’t That A Kick In The Red is a MASSIVE 9% ABV India Pale Lager with dried cherry, strawberry, and dark fruit notes that linger.
Oktoberfest Timed (White Plains, NY) – It’s Oktoberfest time and Paulaner makes the right beer. Brewed with uncompromising standards that strictly adhere to the Reinheitsgebot, using only 4 ingredients (water, hops, yeast and malt} this is the Oktoberfest original. Brimming with rich malt flavor and lingering toffee tones, Paulaner Oktoberfest Märzen is a 5.8% ABV classic that the brewery has been producing for almost 400 years.