With October nearing, there’s no avoiding it, fall is on the way. And American craft brewers are addressing the changing seasons with interesting offerings you’re gonna want have around.
Pumpkin Patched (Denver, CO) – Unlike too many craft breweries who release pumpkin beer in August, River North Brewery thinks that seasonal beers should align with the season. So they’ve waited to October to release two pumpkin variations built on the backs of their most popular beers.
River North Pumpkin Spice Mr Sandman is an 11% ABV pumpkin-spiced Imperial Stout with a dark robust character and uber-smooth body.
River North Pumpkin Spice J. Marie is an 8.3% ABV Imperial Saison that takes Belgian Farmhouse Ale concept to the pumpkin patch.
Both beers will be released at the taprooms on Saturday, October 2nd and you’ll be able to grab 375ml bottles while supplies last after you taste them on tap.
Most West Coast (San Diego, CA) – AleSmith Brewing has returned a classic to help celebrate the brewery’s 25th Anniversary and as far as we’re concerned this beer has been on the bench way too long. Bursting with massive hop aromas of grapefruit, pine, and tropical fruits thanks to almost reckless additions of Columbus and Citra hops, AleSmith IPA is a 7.25% ABV West Coast-Style India Pale Ale with a hefty malt backbone and smooth, bitter finish.
In Da Haunted House (Portland, ME) – The award-winning Allagash Brewing is gearing up for fall with the return of something “grave.” Inspired by a love of pitch-black porters and the brewery’s House Beer, Allagash Haunted House is a 6.66% Cascadian Dark Ale with a coffee-flavored bitterness and hauntingly complex malty palate.
Kissing Cousins (Vermont) – Lawson’s Finest Liquids has a tasty year-round that the brewery calls its “little cousin to Sip of Sunshine IPA.” Less aggressive than its 8% Imperial IPA cousin, Lawson’s Little Sip IPA is an approachable 6.2% ABV India Pale Ale with a tropical fruit-forward character and bright floral aromatics.
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