With Labor Day now behind us summer will soon be giving way to fall and American craft brewers are addressing the changing season with an intriguing roster of beers you’re gonna want to have around.
Get Dunked (Bucks County, PA) – Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company is an award-winning craft brewery and taproom located just north of Philadelphia. And they’ve a playful new fall seasonal, that takes the pumpkin beer concept in an interesting direction.
Using the brewery’s Dunks Ferry Dunkelweizen as the base, then adding pumpkin puree to the mash and turning things up to eleven, Neshaminy Creek Punkless Dunkel is a MASSIVE 8.8% ABV Dark Wheat Ale with dark brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice notes that pair perfectly with the banana esters and spicy clove notes imparted by the yeast.
Giving In To Temptation (Dallas, TX) – Lakewood Brewing is renowned for its popular “Seduction Series,” a bestselling line of Temptress Imperial Milk Stout variations that are always interesting and delicious. And their latest is stuffed not once, but twice with one of America’s favorite cookies. Brewed with chocolate wafers with creamy white filling that are crushed into a million pieces before being added to the brewing kettle, Lakewood Double Stuffed Temptress is a 9.1% ABV Imperial Milk that’s tempered with lactose sugar and vanilla.
“We know immediately when we have a winning Seduction brew based on how it sells in our taprooms,” said Wim Bens, founder and president of Lakewood Brewing. “Double Stuffed Temptress has sold out every time we’ve made a Taproom-only batch – it was time to set her free statewide.”
Black-Buried (Rio Grande, NJ) – Cape May Brewing has a new addition to its “Session Series” a line of special releases that are brewed to pair with another. The perfect balance of snappy tartness and subtle sweetness, Cape May September Sessions: Blackberry is an uber-approachable 4% ABV Berliner-style Wheat Ale that is made with real blackberry puree.
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