Who's Ready for Fall Beers?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by johnnybgood1999, Jul 6, 2018.


Are you ready for Fall beers?

  1. Yes

    111 vote(s)
  2. No

    117 vote(s)
  1. johnnybgood1999

    johnnybgood1999 Disciple (321) Oct 31, 2008 Virginia

    I cant stand the heat. Especially when I'm doing more work and much less play. I also dont care for Summer beer season, as I can find plenty of IPAs, Wits, Wheats, Sours, Lagers, etc, during the whole year. And looking at release calendars I'm reminded that despite much angst by some, Fall beers will roll out in a couple of very short weeks. I am already curious who will release what for their sample packs and stand alone seasonals.

    Fall, on the other hand, will bring an explosion of styles I cannot find now. Not to mention the pleasant crisp weather! So who is ready for Fall beers? I know I am.
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  2. TheGent

    TheGent Meyvn (1,395) Jun 29, 2010 New Jersey
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    I’ve still got two months of my summer to enjoy. Ain’t thinkin bout no Fall yet.
    MacMalt, ffenski, Smoky54 and 34 others like this.
  3. Shanex

    Shanex Champion (855) Dec 10, 2015 France

    Duh let me enjoy the sun and beach for now.
    CrimeDog, jcos, Daveshek28 and 10 others like this.
  4. rudiecantfail

    rudiecantfail Devotee (485) Aug 9, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Dude, we're only two weeks into summer. Slow down, there's still weissbiers to drink.
  5. JBogan

    JBogan Champion (814) Jul 15, 2007 California

    I always look forward to when the Fall beers come out. It means that instead of going to the store and finding 495 IPAs and 5 other beers to choose from, suddenly I can go to the store and find 490 IPAs and 10 other beers to choose from.
    jcos, bret717, Phoodcritic and 13 others like this.
  6. johnnybgood1999

    johnnybgood1999 Disciple (321) Oct 31, 2008 Virginia

    Definitely part of the reason I'm looking forward to those Fall beers in a couple weeks.
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  7. johnnybgood1999

    johnnybgood1999 Disciple (321) Oct 31, 2008 Virginia

    I know man, but they start releasing those Fall beers about 4 weeks into Summer nowadays. I'm still down with the weissbiers though!
  8. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Champion (835) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    I could drink Octoberfest beers all year.
  9. LarryV

    LarryV Meyvn (1,032) Jun 13, 2001 Massachusetts

    I personally don't care for the fall beer season, most of the beers are malt bombs and I prefer hoppier beers. For that matter, I also don't care that much for the summer beer season. I find most of the beers to be too watery and light and one dimensional. I know there's exceptions to be had, just neither are my favorite seasons. For the most part, I'm not driven by what's seasonably trendy and I just drink what I like all year long with disregard as to whether it's seasonable or not.
    ZebulonXZogg and RobNewton like this.
  10. EvenMoreJesus

    EvenMoreJesus Champion (872) Jun 8, 2017 Pennsylvania
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    Q: So who is ready for Fall beers?

    A: Fuck off.
  11. EvenMoreJesus

    EvenMoreJesus Champion (872) Jun 8, 2017 Pennsylvania
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    Wiesn? Hell yes. Marzen? Not so much.
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  12. MNAle

    MNAle Meyvn (1,034) Sep 6, 2011 Minnesota

    You can find German ones on the shelf around here year round! :slight_frown:
  13. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Champion (835) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    Marzen yes here. I'm lucky the local brew pub has a Marzen on tap all year.
  14. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (2,107) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois

    Keep rubbin' it in. :angry::wink: (I actually like the return of Oktoberfest beers, the anticipation makes it more special)

    I saw H-P & Paulaner Amber-Märzen on shelves a couple weeks back. Best by April, 2018. :rolling_eyes:
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  15. TonyLema1

    TonyLema1 Poo-Bah (1,687) Nov 19, 2008 South Carolina

    I usually only pick up Pumking, and the Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest Collaboration, so no, not really looking forward to the fall...other than football season
  16. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,002) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    Looking forward to the SN-Weihenstephan collab and COLLEGE football. I'm always up for a Maerzen or a good pumpkin beer. So, yes. And the NFL can go piss up a rope AFAIC.
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  17. hopsputin

    hopsputin Meyvn (1,322) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey

    Trap Rock?
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  18. Jbuitron

    Jbuitron Initiate (57) Sep 11, 2015 Missouri

    Sick of this summer heat already. Not a fan of summer beers either. I love fall weather and especially fall beers so I vote yes but I hate that we get fall beers earlier and earlier every year.
  19. hopsputin

    hopsputin Meyvn (1,322) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey

    My body is ready. Bring on the Pumpkin Ales & Marzen's.

    I can actually drink most styles regardless of the weather (though, it is a factor is the decision sometimes, and I do actually hate the hot weather), so I could probably say this about whatever style whenever.
  20. MistaRyte

    MistaRyte Devotee (429) Jan 14, 2008 Virginia

    I fully expect to see Pumpkin Ale in Norfolk next to last week of July, if not earlier
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  21. SudsDoctor

    SudsDoctor Zealot (517) Nov 23, 2008 New York

    A big NO vote here. I'm very much a seasonal drinker as far as beer is concerned, so as much as I love Oktoberfests, I refuse to drink any (or other fall seasonal beers) until after Labor Day. Pilsners, weissbiers, wits, saisons, pale ales, blondes and IPAs (non-imperial only) almost exclusively for the next 2.5 months.
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  22. JohnnyChicago

    JohnnyChicago Crusader (795) Sep 3, 2010 Illinois

    Not only am I not ready for cooler weather, but I hope it’s still in the high-80s when October rolls around.:stuck_out_tongue:

    Seriously, we had some weak-sauce, springlike summers the last couple years and I’m digging that we are finally seeing some seriously hot days. Lagers, pale ales, hoppy wheats, saisons, weizens, wits...A litany of beers under 6%. Summer beer season is the best!

    It you're too hot, hit the beach. Or buy a kiddie pool. Or, hell, crack open a hydrant like we did as kids! And quit your bitching! :grin:
  23. IPAExpert69

    IPAExpert69 Initiate (168) Aug 2, 2017 New Jersey

    I'm already prepping for people leaving nauseating pumpkin beers in my fridge. Why did I schedule to move in the fall?
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  24. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Meyvn (1,393) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    Plenty of time for the winter stuff lets just enjoy our summer.....
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  25. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (5,593) Sep 24, 2007 Washington

    Shit man, yesterday (7/5) was the traditional first day of summer in the PNW. Give us a damn chance to dry out!
  26. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,034) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
    Premium Trader

    I'm ready for Fall, I can certainly say that.
  27. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Champion (857) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    I’ve pushed my beer calendar ahead far enough where I’m already ready for 2019’s summer seasonals.
  28. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (2,107) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois

    Careful what you wish for... :astonished:
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  29. Dan411

    Dan411 Initiate (88) Mar 20, 2017 Missouri

    It has been a nasty summer in Missouri for sure.
  30. Amendm

    Amendm Disciple (352) Jun 7, 2018 Rhode Island

    I just became adjusted to lighter beer styles, the warmer weather and no afternoon school traffic etc…

    Chill and enjoy the summer.
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  31. QuakeAttack

    QuakeAttack Devotee (446) Mar 19, 2012 California

    Nope. For our 4th July party, I had an amazing Mexican-style lager, SN Little Hazy Thing, and FW Luponic Distortion #10. Great beer for hot weather. Give me another month before talking about Fall beers...
  32. brutalfarce

    brutalfarce Initiate (151) Mar 23, 2018 Connecticut

    Can't wait for it to cool down but nearly threw up seeing a pumpkin beer in my check in feed already
  33. eppCOS

    eppCOS Crusader (722) Jun 27, 2015 Colorado

    I AM looking forward to fall, my favorite season. But not necessarily fall beers. Yes, I split hairs..
  34. cmiller4642

    cmiller4642 Aspirant (272) Aug 17, 2013 West Virginia

    I'm looking forward to Autumn like I do every year, but I wouldn't mind a few more weeks of 80 degree (low humidity temperatures)

    Although it's probably going to be a sweltering stinking heat wave for the next 8 or so weeks...
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  35. Invinciblejets

    Invinciblejets Devotee (447) Sep 29, 2014 South Carolina

    I could give a fuck about fall beers..... now I am ready for it to be fall so I can sit outside and enjoy BA stouts!
  36. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (2,894) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    Definitely looking forward to fall for training purposes. I cycle 7-9 lbs easily from before and after a single run in the summer. That doesn't include my water weight loss on long runs.

    Yes - I'm ready for fall, but not for the beer.
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  37. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,714) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    I enjoy fall beers such as Oktoberfest but I enjoy drinking them in the fall. It would be my preference that breweries not participate in the ever increasing season creep they seem to feel compelled to do (for business reasons?) and instead brew fall beers closer to the fall season. Seeing a bunch of fall style beers 'cooking' at my local beer stores (e.g., Retail Beer Distributors) during the hot summer months is not doing those beers any favors.

    Non-cheers to the ever increasing season creep of seasonal beers!
  38. Zorro

    Zorro Poo-Bah (4,340) Dec 25, 2003 California

    Barely July.

    Enjoy Summer first.
  39. johnnybgood1999

    johnnybgood1999 Disciple (321) Oct 31, 2008 Virginia

    Pumpkin ales are the ones I enjoy most! Oktoberfest beers are a close second though.
  40. jkrich

    jkrich Champion (850) Nov 1, 2001 Florida

    Considering that most "fall" beers are released in August, you only have about a month to wait.
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