This weekend’s collection of new beer offerings range from s flower-powered Farmhouse-Style saison to a couple of fall classics.
Dos Pumpkin Ales (Morgantown, NC) – Although pumpkin ales are very much a ‘love them or leave them” thing, North Carolina-based Catawba Brewing Co. is releasing two in September that couldn’t be more seasonal.
Catawba King Don’s Pumpkin Ale is a 5.5% ABV limited release that uses five separate barley varieties, fresh pumpkin, and an assortment of spices (cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and clove, nutmeg) to create its complex flavor profile.
Catawba King Emperor Don’s Imperial Pumpkin Ale upscales things considerably. It’s a 7.2% ABV version of the original… Similar name. Bigger throne.
Festivus For The Rest of Us (Lone Tree, Colorado) – Not everyone can make the journey to Germany for Munich’s legendary Oktoberfest Celebration but on September 14 Lone Tree Brewing will release its own celebration. Available on draft and in 6-packs, Lone Tree Festbier is a crisp and refreshing 6.3% ABV Märzen Lager that pairs perfectly with polka music and a stein hoisting.
Heroic (Chicago, IL) – Revolution Brewing has a new addition to its year-round lineup of canned beers that’s a New England-style take on its Anti-Hero IPA. Described by Brewmaster Jim Cibak as “the next evolution of our Hazy IPA program,” Revolution Hazy Hero is a 7.3% ABV Hazy India Pale Ale with a big fruit-forward flavor and a refreshing finish.
Flower Powered (Hood River, OR) – pFriem Family Brewers has released its own take on a proud Belgian brewing tradition that uses spring flowers in the summertime release. Crafted with rose hips, calendula and white peppercorns and German Tettnang hops, pFriem Farmhouse Fleur is a 4.8% ABV Farmhouse Ale with lively aromas of lemon and banana and complex notes of key lime and spice.