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What seasonal release(s) do you look forward to every year?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by RoninTK3, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. RoninTK3

    RoninTK3 Savant (440) New Hampshire Nov 12, 2012 Beer Trader

    I know I'm checking the liquor store almost every day once SN Celebration is on the horizon. I love that beer. Any seasonal shelf releases that have you annoying the cashiers at the liquor store every year?
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  2. jb123

    jb123 Advocate (555) Michigan Dec 3, 2012 Beer Trader

    hopslam, most all shorts brews.
  3. biglobo8971

    biglobo8971 Advocate (600) Minnesota May 6, 2010 Beer Trader

    Abrasive, Wet, FBS, Double Crooked Tree
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  4. taxman

    taxman Savant (285) Illinois Feb 22, 2012

  5. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Advocate (625) Ohio Jul 4, 2008 Verified

    Great Lakes, Founders, Troegs, Bells easily come to mind. I think seasonals really drive my thirst 7 keep me constantly in the hunt...
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  6. tectactoe

    tectactoe Champion (870) Michigan Mar 20, 2012 Verified

    FBS, Hopslam, Double Trouble, Celebration
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  7. lokieman

    lokieman Savant (475) Oklahoma Jan 20, 2011

    I'd have to say Celebration as well. It's not so much that Celebration is my favorite beer (although I do like it a lot)...it's more that the release of Celebration kind of kicks off the winter seasonal time of year. Once you see Celebration you know that all the big winter stouts, old ales and winter warmers are on their way soon. The little snowed in cabin on the label pretty much encompasses the feeling I get thinking of this time of year...kind of like "comfort beer" I guess you could say.
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  8. BigBarley

    BigBarley Savant (350) Texas Aug 5, 2011

    Much agreement here, everytime I feel like I've worn out my palate, it's just about the time another seasonal appears and alleviates my boredom. Craft breweries are really good at releasing just enough of something to make you look forward to the next time around.
    Andygirl likes this.
  9. DogfishJoe

    DogfishJoe Advocate (515) Ohio Feb 14, 2010 Beer Trader

    Gl Christmas ale,fbs
  10. Dtapeski

    Dtapeski Aficionado (230) Colorado Oct 26, 2012

    Ten Fidy,Rye on Rye, St Lupulin
    denver10 likes this.
  11. ja1022

    ja1022 Aficionado (230) Indiana Sep 27, 2009

    Hopslam, Double Trouble, The Oracle, Founder's Harvest Ale.
  12. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Advocate (625) Ohio Jul 4, 2008 Verified

    Yes they are...Shhhhh the big guys may get wind of this and will have Black Crown Bourbon County or Backwash Platinum.
    BigBarley likes this.
  13. Still looking very much forward to Nugget Nectar. Getting some fo sho sometime this week!

    RBCORCORAN Savant (450) Massachusetts May 18, 2009 Beer Trader

    FBS , aprihops , mad elf , mayflower thanksgiving , copper legend
  15. Kerrie

    Kerrie Advocate (565) Michigan Aug 24, 2012 Verified

    ST Pumking, Cholat and Creme Brulee Stout, Hopslam now that I recently tried it, Strawberry Short's Cake and this year, DFH Punkin' Ale since I missed my chance last year.
  16. followerofmen

    followerofmen Aficionado (205) Massachusetts Sep 9, 2012 Beer Trader

    I've been being an immense pain in the ass to all local store owners the past week and a half or so knowing Nugget Nectar is on its way. Last year I was limited to 2 3-bottle limits at one store, and the others close had sold out. This year I've got more shops on my radar so I don't anticipate it being a problem again.
  17. denver10

    denver10 Poobah (1,055) New Mexico Nov 17, 2010

    Deschutes's Red Chair
    Odell's Red and St. Lupulin
    Firestone Walker's Parabola
    Epic's Big Bad Baptist
    Great Divide's Espresso Yeti
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  18. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Savant (400) New York Aug 1, 2012 Verified

    Sucks, FIS., NN
  19. Goosey

    Goosey Aficionado (240) Missouri Jan 18, 2012

    FBS kicks off the beer drinking season for me. Not only does it signify an onslaught of bad ass seasonals and special releases, but also the changing of the season. Before FBS comes out it is just too damn hot to drink down here in the Ozarks, but when I see that little ugly baby, I know it is time for my annual beer belly.
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  20. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,420) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002 Beer Trader

    Celebration, Bigfoot, Alaskan Smoked Porter and Baltic Porter, Deschutes Jubelale and Red Chair, Odell Red and St Lupulin, New Belgium Frambozen, off the top of my head. I'm sure there's more.
  21. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poobah (1,035) New Jersey Jun 3, 2004 Beer Trader

    Nugget Nectar
    Troegs Sunshine Pils
    Victory Moonglow
  22. RichD

    RichD Poobah (1,020) Rhode Island Mar 18, 2012 Beer Trader

    FBS, Brooklyn BCS, Celebration, Bigfoot and FW Sucaba. And I know I might catch some shit for this but Sam Adams Octoberfest signifies the start of my drinking season. I love the malty goodness of a good octoberfest to transition from hefes and ipas to marzens, porters and stouts.

    EDIT: I have yet to try Nugget Nectar and Hopslam which I am sure will be added to my list.
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  23. Lipsntoes

    Lipsntoes Savant (400) Ohio Jul 15, 2012

    Palate Wrecker
    Nugget Nectar
    Lake Erie Monster

    Oh man, I think I'm getting wet thinking about having all four at once.
    dianimal likes this.
  24. BrownAleMale

    BrownAleMale Advocate (655) Wisconsin Dec 14, 2011 Bad Trader

  25. Beatification
    Aroma Coma
    Did I mention Beatification?

    On tap - PtY
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  26. Ri0

    Ri0 Poobah (1,155) Wisconsin Jul 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    Ale Asylum Belgian IPA, Nosferatu, Harvest Ale, Backwoods Bastard, and CW BBS come to mind.
  27. Highbrow

    Highbrow Advocate (665) California Jan 7, 2011 Beer Trader

    The Abyss
  28. OMsweetOM

    OMsweetOM Savant (365) California Feb 1, 2011

    Also "The Abyss" for me among others. It's The Abyss that gets me calling places like a telemarketer
  29. dhannes

    dhannes Savant (425) Wisconsin Feb 14, 2010

    March: Capital Blonde Doppelbock
    June: Sierra Nevada Summerfest
    October: Berghoff Oktoberfest

    FYI...Berghoff has their web page up and running now: http://www.berghoffbeer.com/
  30. Lake Erie Monster. Beware the monster unfiltered DIPA.
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  31. MichPaul

    MichPaul Champion (780) Michigan Jan 28, 2012 Beer Trader

    As a Michigan homer, there are almost too many to list!
    Expedition Stout
    Plead the Fifth
    BBA Plead
    Hoping This One Goes to 11 will come out again!
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  32. dhannes

    dhannes Savant (425) Wisconsin Feb 14, 2010

    oh...also Schell's Bock.
  33. Jaycase

    Jaycase Poobah (1,015) Illinois Jan 13, 2007 Beer Trader

    Too many to mention. Off the top of my head - FIS, Harvest Ale, Expedition Stout, Third Coast Old Ale, Hopslam, Bigfoot, Celebration Ale, Big Hugs, Great Lakes Christmas Ale, Gl Blackout Stout, GL Nosferatu.
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  34. This one....

  35. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Champion (805) North Carolina Feb 16, 2011 Verified

    Lake Erie Monster, Nosferatu, Christmas Ale, and Oktoberfest from Great Lakes.
    Bell's Oberon and Hopslam.
    Founders KBS, FBS, and Backwoods Bastard.
  36. AlexFields

    AlexFields Advocate (685) Tennessee Dec 13, 2009 Beer Trader

    Terrapin Moo Hoo
  37. simonpeter

    simonpeter Aficionado (150) Wisconsin Mar 31, 2011 Verified

    Central Waters Bourbon Barleywine and Peruvian Morning.
  38. simonpeter

    simonpeter Aficionado (150) Wisconsin Mar 31, 2011 Verified

    Also, New Glarus Dancing Man Wheat, and ruthless rye.
  39. szmnnl99

    szmnnl99 Champion (775) Michigan Apr 3, 2006 Beer Trader

    Plead the Fifth
    Freedom of 78
    Anniversary Ale
    Strawberry Short's Cake