Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Trickfest, Jul 28, 2012.
Great Lakes Oktoberfest at the Westerville OH Meijer. Oh joy!
Yes...it's July and I don't care.
Picked up a 12 of Summit Oktoberfest today. It's going to be a good weekend.
Yes indeedy...can a fall chill in the air be far behind? (The 10 day forecast says otherwise, but I can dream can't I?)
I saw this last week and couldn't believe it. Is it usually out this early or is this year different? Guess I've never paid attention.
Somebody beat Sam Adams to the punch? Ooh they're not going to be happy about that. Expect Sam Octoberfest in June next year.
We have the sam adams harvest variety packs out in RI. they have Octoberfest in them and some pumpkin beer too.
We have Sam Adams O-fest here in Sacto already.
It's a little earlier than usual, but that's because they ran out of summer ale. http://beeradvocate.com/community/threads/summit-unchained-10-belgian-style-abbey-ale.27127/
Wow, so SA gets the last laugh after all.
Damn! I wanted to be the first to say Sams Octoberfest was available (in July).
When we sell our 10 last cases of Summer we can get it.
Am I the first to say we'll have 25 cases of Shipyard Pumkinhead this Monday?
Get it right,
Oktoberfest starts in September and...
Augtoberfest starts in July!
Great Lakes Oktoberfest already hit? Damn, are you sure it's 2012? I believe ya and all, but that's as early as I've ever heard of Great Lakes releasing a seasonal..
Not Octoberfest but SN Tumbler has been out for at least a week
I hear ya...the date was the first thing I looked at. Expires 10/8/12. It'll be lucky to survive until 8/12/12.
Picked up 6 at Sweetbay Market in Plant City, FL this morning. $7.99. Pretty good with my scrambled eggs and bacon for breakfast.
Wow, that's early for Great Lakes. Good shit though because it's an aweomse beer that I would drink year-round if I could..
I had a GL Okto last weekend at a small beer fest. I have always liked their Okto, but it was even better than I had remembered this time.
Wow... earlier and earlier every year. I do love GLBC Oktoberfest, but in July? C'mon guys, I understand wanting to be the next guy to the punch but this is ridiculous.
Will gladly drink it over any summer beer. Really liking it this year as well. Does seem early, but most seasonals are around 2-3 months and the festival itself begins the last week of September.
Had a Sam Adams Oktoberfest last night as it was the only decent draft at the place. Really liked it, really malty. Went to GLBC afterwards and their Oktoberfest is on tap as well (along with Rye of the Tiger for those following the other thread).
saw summit Oktoberfest over 2 weeks ago in stores
Saw Spaten Oktoberfest in the Chicago area (where it isn't year-round) 2 weeks ago. Reported it in the "seasonals" thread that was going back then. Sorry Trick.
Ah geez...late again.
Is it too early to start mentioning Christmas beer sightings?
H'oh boy... but there is a brewery out there that releases a run of its Christmas beer in summer for a "Christmas in July" sort of promo. Still, I can't get excited about drinking a big, heavy beer when it's hotter'n Hades and humid as a sauna.
It seems every year seasonals get released earlier and earlier. I'm down for just making all seasonals year rounds!
I drank an Imperial Pumpkin Ale by Weyerbacher last night. I'm ready for cooler weather now.
Just bought some Left Hand Oktoberfest last Friday, it was pretty damn good.
Had my first Spaten Oktoberfest tonight. Yes, it's still July.
Had a sixer of great lakes oktoberfest last week, now all I want are pumpkin beers...
This preemptive seasonal beer phenomenon will have reached its zenith only when the 2013 Oktoberfest beers are released in fall 2012.
My local distro guy says the bottles are all seasonal, Pumpkin Oktoberfest are all coming out now but draft will still be a 6 weeks away.
Is great lakes oktoberfest a "red lager" again or it's original oktoberfest (real oktoberfest) brew?
When did it change? http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/73/13896
http://www.greatlakesbrewing.com/uploads/Beer/WEB Profile Oktoberfest 2012.pdf
Or maybe you're mistaking it being called an "amber lager," with an "American Amber / Red Lager?" At 6.5%, it's no Leinie's Red.
I'd be better with this ridiculous early-release thing if I didn't live in Kansas. It's been 106 degrees here everyday since June. Actually, I wouldn't be okay with it. I hate buying Pumpkin beers in early august, but as long as other people keep doing it, the breweries won't stop releasing them early.
I bought a six pack of Great Lakes Oktoberfest at Sam's Quik Shop in Durham, NC on July 20.
I've said it before and I'll say it again...if I can't find any Schalfly Pumpkin Ale for Thanksgiving this year because it's already come and gone I'm gonna be pissed.
edit- I know that I can buy a few cases when I comes out to ensure that I have ample supply, but it's fucking stupid to think that I'd have to "stock up" on Pumpkin Ale in August/September.
I was drinking Samuel Adams O-fest two weeks ago ...
Procured the way the rest of us do? Or due to some swag-like opportunity?
I've said it in years past, and the same is ringing true this year -- our local BBC distro sucks. We won't see Sam Octoberfest until the third week in September, while other areas around us put it on shelves this week.
No No keep olde man winter away I love summer