Paso Festbier (Paso Robles, CA) – Firestone Walker Brewing has returned a classic that’s an oak-inspired homage to the great Bavarian tradition of Oktoberfest. Lagered in in French oak barrels from a premium Napa Valley Cabernet producer, Firestone Walker Oaktoberfest is a 5.2% ABV Oak Aged Lager with an uber-smooth mouthfeel, a crisp malt profile and hints of noble German hops.
“Some recipes endure for a reason, and Oaktoberfest is a perfect example,” said Brewmaster Matt Brynildson. “We’ve been making this ‘Paso Festbier’ periodically for more than 15 years, and it has stood the test of time. While the recipe is traditional, we lager the beer in French oak barrels to give it an extra smooth mouthfeel with a hint of oak character.”
Witch Won (Ipswich, MA) – True North Ale Company is looking to fall with the return of something special. Bursting with Citra, Vic Secret, and Strata hops True North Season of the Witch is a 5.9% ABV Hazy IPA with big passion fruit, mango, pineapple, and melon notes, a soft mouthfeel and full body.
“We brewed Season of the Witch exclusively for our fans in Salem, Massachusetts in 2019. Each succeeding year, its popularity exploded, said Jake Rogers, Founder & Chief of Brewery Operations at True North Ales. “Fall seasonals are typically thought of as just pumpkin and spice beers, but this one stands apart from the pack. It has shown to be very appealing to beer drinkers across the board.”
Hop Tub (Yakima, WA) – Bale Breaker Brewing Company, a family-owned brewery located in the beautiful Yakima Valley, is releasing the newest iteration of one of their most popular sours. Brewed this year with pineapple and mango, Bale Breaker Hot Tub Lifeguard Fruited Sour is a 5% ABV limited release that according to the brewery “is as crisp and refreshing as a cold plunge after a hot soak.”