September is ON and American craft brewers are addressing the changing season with more exciting offerings you’re gonna want have around.
Best Fest (White Plains, NY) – When it comes to the best Oktoberfest beers one has to look to Munich, home to the original Oktoberfest celebration. For over 100 years, the Märzen style (a full-bodied malt-rich lager) ruled Munich’s Oktoberfest. But In 1990, festival organizers realized that modern tastes were changing and that festival-goers were asking for something lighter.
And Paulaner USA offers both styles in the states…
Paulaner Oktoberfest Märzen – 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 has been brewing this 5.8% ABV classic for almost 400 years.
Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier – Brewed once a year and only available while supplies last, this is the beer you’ll find offered in the Paulaner tent in Munich. And now, Paulaner USA is making this full-bodied deep golden 6% ABV Pale Lager more available than ever before.
A Strong Beer Returns (Denver, CO) – Great Divide Brewing is returning a fan-favorite with an updated recipe, refreshed art and brand-new package. Now exclusively available in a massive 19.2oz can, Great Divide Hercules Imperial IPA is a 9.5% ABV India Pale Ale that tones down the bitterness and maltiness of the original version in favor of a lighter mouthfeel and more approachable drinking experience.
“The name and icon were extremely ‘strong (pun intended) and we didn’t want to simply abandon the brand,” says Marketing Manager, Matt Sandy. “So, we modernized the old-timey strongman slightly along with the beer itself and, voila!, we had a product primed for the burgeoning single-serve craft market.”
Sycamore Celebrates Fall Early (Charlotte, NC) – Sycamore Brewing is celebrating fall with the return of something special. A harmonious blend of house-roasted cold brew coffee, pumpkin pie spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, clove and ginger and vanilla), Sycamore Pumpkin Latte Blonde is a 5.8% ABV seasonal with a spicy sweetness that is balanced out by bitter dark chocolate and slight berry notes from the cold brew.