Fall Beer Sightings? (2021)

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Taylor_Maierhofer1996, Jul 5, 2021.

  1. Taylor_Maierhofer1996

    Taylor_Maierhofer1996 Initiate (6) Jun 30, 2021

    Well ladies and gentlemen. It’s that time of year again. 4th of July behind us and seasonal beers getting pushed out sooner rather than later. Was wondering if anyone has seen any fall beers on the market yet. Cheers
     
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  2. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (8,698) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Hey, it's July 5th, the First Day of Summer here in the PNW. Let us have some summer, ok?
     
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  3. Taylor_Maierhofer1996

    Taylor_Maierhofer1996 Initiate (6) Jun 30, 2021

    I know it’s sad but here in Illinois at least I have seen Oktoberfest and some local breweries releasing pumpkin beers as early as mid to late July. Samuel adams is notorious for having there fall variety pack out in late July
     
  4. Tilley4

    Tilley4 Poo-Bah (2,343) Nov 13, 2007 Tennessee
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    I won't lie... I can't wait for Oktoberfests... I'm ready for fall!
     
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  5. Taylor_Maierhofer1996

    Taylor_Maierhofer1996 Initiate (6) Jun 30, 2021

    Same man haha! I’m ready for my Great Lakes Oktoberfest and Keg Grove Harvest Corn Oktoberfest haha and football season.
     
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  6. BigIronH

    BigIronH Zealot (597) Oct 31, 2019 Michigan
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    Haven’t seen anything yet but I’m definitely anticipating it. I do love fall. Too bad it only lasts for a week in Michigan.
     
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  7. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Poo-Bah (1,856) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    Based on your last month's weather I assumed you were ready for fall.
     
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  8. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (8,698) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    It took that week to just dry the moss off our backs.
     
  9. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,026) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    Where in Illinois? I haven't even seen old stock.
     
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  10. AccipiterofBeer

    AccipiterofBeer Disciple (394) Nov 28, 2016 New York

    the branding for this year's SN Oktoberfest is on the website, i'm sure that will be out nationwide by August.

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  11. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,026) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    Available August to September, according to the website.
     
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  12. HorseheadsHophead

    HorseheadsHophead Poo-Bah (2,259) Sep 15, 2014 Colorado
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    I'm still enjoying summer but I am craving Oktoberfests.

    My local corner store has Paulaner Oktoberfest-Marzen. I'm guessing it's last year's?
     
  13. BeerVikingSailor

    BeerVikingSailor Meyvn (1,009) Nov 19, 2009 Ohio
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    In my market, I usually always see SN Okto-fest in late July....along with many others
     
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  14. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,026) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    Check dates -- Paulaner has good dating. Some areas can have Paulaner and H-P Okto available year-round.
     
  15. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,026) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    You probably have better distros than my area. :confused:
     
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  16. teromous

    teromous Poo-Bah (3,026) Mar 21, 2010 Virginia
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    I wonder if they're doing another collab or not. The image might just be a stock Oktoberfest until they announce the brewery. Either way I'm looking forward to it. Of note, that is an image of a can which is interesting, and the release calendar also states 12oz cans, 6-packs, and 12-packs. Is this the first year for their Oktoberfest to be released in cans? What would be really cool to see is for it to be sold in a large can format because we all know these will end up in a huge mug or stein :beer:
     
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  17. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,026) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    No. It's been reported in a couple other threads that this is an all-new SN take on the style for 2021.

    And I think you're right in it being the first canning for their Okto.

    But yeah, I'm looking forward to trying it too.
     
  18. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (7,736) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    One local brewer has a year round Oktoberfest beer. It's pretty good...
     
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  19. jonphisher

    jonphisher Zealot (565) Aug 9, 2015 New Jersey
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    I just brought back a beer from vacation, same deal. They brew their marzen all year, in fact the date stamp says “all year long.”
     
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  20. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Poo-Bah (1,856) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    From my understanding the marzen is a year round offering and the weisn is the seasonal.
     
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  21. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,026) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    The Paulaner is only year-round where distros keep it as such. It's available from the importer, but many areas can't sell an Oktoberfest out of season, so distros don't bother ordering it.

    Oh, and it's Wiesn. :wink:
     
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  22. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Poo-Bah (1,856) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    Ummm, dumb autocorrect. Yeah, that's it, autocorrect... :sunglasses:
     
  23. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,026) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    Autocorrect recognizes Weizen on your system? :grin:

    (Truth told, I think it does on mine when I'm in BA :wink:)
     
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  24. Genuine

    Genuine Devotee (455) May 7, 2009 Connecticut

    I usually start to get into Fall seasonals around Mid August and I look for Southern Tier's Harvest! I'll have a couple of those while I'm brewing my yearly Pumpkin Ale recipe. I did just see Founder's post on instagram about their Oktoberfest. I'm still enjoying summer shandy's and some heat while we have it here in CT.
     
  25. BeerVikingSailor

    BeerVikingSailor Meyvn (1,009) Nov 19, 2009 Ohio
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    Had a sighting in my cellar - decided to pop it! (2020 version)

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  26. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (7,736) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Weizen. Yep.

    Edit: Actually Weizenbock came up first for me.
     
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  27. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,026) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    No gusher? Any sourness? Always have trouble there with old Ayinger Okto.
     
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  28. Taylor_Maierhofer1996

    Taylor_Maierhofer1996 Initiate (6) Jun 30, 2021

    I found Keg Grove Brewing's Harvest Corn Oktoberfest today at The Fresh Thyme Market in Bloomington Illinois. Picked it up. Fall beer is here lol.
     
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  29. JSullivan

    JSullivan Initiate (78) Aug 18, 2010 Massachusetts

    Found 500ml cans of Paulaner Wiesn (BB 5/22) last week and bottles of Paulaner and Hacker Pschorr (BB 3/22) and Warsteiner Märzen (BB 5/22) today. I'll buy it all year if it's fairly fresh.
     
  30. BeerVikingSailor

    BeerVikingSailor Meyvn (1,009) Nov 19, 2009 Ohio
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    No sourness or gushing - I have never had those issues with German beers - a year old or otherwise - they are stored in a 55 degree cellar - beer tasted just fine!
     
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  31. johnnybgood1999

    johnnybgood1999 Disciple (353) Oct 31, 2008 Virginia

    Bring them on. Plenty of light beers that are good for Summer available year round. And Summer seasonal are my least favorite. I want some more oktoberfests, pumpkins, and browns.
     
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  32. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,026) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    Probably the saving grace right there.

    I've bought a couple Ayinger Oktos "off season," at least a year old, and while they were in coolers I'm sure they didn't spend the whole year there.
     
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  33. sefus12

    sefus12 Aspirant (215) Sep 7, 2006 Massachusetts

    Lucky bastard.....
     
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  34. CBlack85

    CBlack85 Crusader (770) Jul 12, 2009 South Carolina
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    I haven't seen any around here yet, but I am definitely looking forward to seeing some hit the shelves. Fall is my favorite season. I unfortunately missed out on most of the fall seasonals last year due to a long, drawn out bout with pneumonia that kept me from drinking for several months.

    Most excited for Olde Mecklenburg's Mecktoberfest to come out, just a phenomenal beer
     
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  35. VodkaPong87

    VodkaPong87 Initiate (72) Oct 9, 2020 Connecticut
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    Pumpkin beers will probably be on shelves next week
     
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  36. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,026) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    Using last year's pumpkin crop. :grin:
     
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  37. MNAle

    MNAle Poo-Bah (2,127) Sep 6, 2011 Minnesota
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    Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and allspice. Lots and lots of spices!

    (We don't need no stinkin' pumpkin!) :wink:
     
  38. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,026) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    Hope they save some for Celebration. :wink:
     
  39. BeerVikingSailor

    BeerVikingSailor Meyvn (1,009) Nov 19, 2009 Ohio
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    Here we go - same comments every year - so, how is using canned pumpkin puree to make a pumpkin beer (as many brewers do) different than using last year's dried or frozen hops in an IPA or Pale Ale or ? I never get this logic - or lack thereof.....
    If brewers only used "freshly harvested" hops, IPA's would be a seasonal only available for a short time....oh wait, those are called "fresh hop" beers.
     
  40. MNAle

    MNAle Poo-Bah (2,127) Sep 6, 2011 Minnesota
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    Is your humor detector broken? :grimacing: