Winter Beer Sightings (2022)

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by CentralPABeerDude, Sep 12, 2022.

  1. CentralPABeerDude

    CentralPABeerDude Initiate (12) Sep 1, 2022

    It’s only a matter of time before we start seeing Winter seasonals on the shelves. Has anyone seen any yet (fresh, not leftover from last year)? Saw Celebration is scheduled for an October release and that’s usually not the first Winter seasonal I see.
     
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  2. zid

    zid Poo-Bah (1,798) Feb 15, 2010 New York
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    I'm still wearing shorts.
     
  3. DCH

    DCH Disciple (310) Jun 12, 2013 New York

    Winter beer in September is not surprising these days. I personally haven’t seen any myself yet, but I’m sure it’ll be out real soon. Like back to school in June.
     
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  4. bsp77

    bsp77 Poo-Bah (2,405) Apr 27, 2008 Minnesota
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    Celebration is always scheduled for October. Usually shows up for me a few days before Halloween.
     
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  5. Fordcoyote15

    Fordcoyote15 Meyvn (1,254) Nov 19, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    I think great lakes dropped barrel aged christmas ale 2 months ago.
     
  6. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,657) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    Marketing ploy for "Christmas in July," no?
     
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  7. Fordcoyote15

    Fordcoyote15 Meyvn (1,254) Nov 19, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    I do believe.
     
  8. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (9,997) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    It's still summer.
     
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  9. Chaz

    Chaz Poo-Bah (2,273) Feb 3, 2002 Minnesota
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    Wake me up when it’s BOCK season!
     
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  10. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,657) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    And we still have another season to navigate before winter! :wink:
     
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  11. BeerVikingSailor

    BeerVikingSailor Meyvn (1,217) Nov 19, 2009 Ohio
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    Yeah, next week marks the autumnal equinox - let's not start talking about winter beer when it is still summer, jeez
     
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  12. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,657) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    FWIW -- I just stepped outside to prep the grill for dinner. It's 75 and sunny in Northeastern Illinois -- and the cicadas are still singing -- my biggest barometer for it still being summer.

    Until they're quiet, no winter talk for me! :wink:
     
  13. CentralPABeerDude

    CentralPABeerDude Initiate (12) Sep 1, 2022

    Saw somebody check in Winter Lager at Pizza Boy today. Looks like they’re starting now that Winter begins tomorrow.
     
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  14. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (3,678) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    Fall. Fall. Fall! Not winter. Don't hurry it up. You must live at the North Pole? :wink:
     
  15. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,657) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    (no emoji, but I kinda' thought he was being sarcastic. :wink:)
     
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  16. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (3,678) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    That was my knee-jerk reaction on this chilly morning. (39 degrees here) :slight_smile:
     
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  17. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,657) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    But it's not winter, right? :wink:
     
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  18. beer_beer

    beer_beer Defender (676) Feb 13, 2018 Finland
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    I'm already using my winter coat, really chilly in the morning! So the winter beer thing isn't totally alien.
     
  19. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,657) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    Well, dude -- you live where reindeer are common -- don't you just have two seasons; winter and not winter? :grin:
     
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  20. beer_beer

    beer_beer Defender (676) Feb 13, 2018 Finland
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    Reindeer are 1000 kilometers up north, your Gulf stream keeps weather ok though, on the chilly side 8 out of 12 months, but we usually have four seasons!
     
  21. MistaRyte

    MistaRyte Crusader (700) Jan 14, 2008 Virginia
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    I'm personally ready for stout/sbarleywines/strong ales/winter warmers...
     
  22. CentralPABeerDude

    CentralPABeerDude Initiate (12) Sep 1, 2022

    I actually did that on accident. Meant to say Fall and Winter came out probably because I was thinking of Winter seasonals lol.
     
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  23. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,751) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Is this a winter beer?

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  24. HammsMeASAP

    HammsMeASAP Initiate (154) Jun 14, 2012 Minnesota

    @Chaz knows what's up....
     
  25. beer_beer

    beer_beer Defender (676) Feb 13, 2018 Finland
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  26. ZAP

    ZAP Poo-Bah (4,815) Dec 1, 2001 Minnesota
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    Hopefully Schells doesn't dump theirs for a pastry stout replacement or something. It wouldn't surprise me if they are indeed dropping their hefe for them to dump the bock for a candy cane, starburst maple pecan whipped cream latte stout or something. As long as it sells better right?
     
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  27. Reidrover

    Reidrover Poo-Bah (4,749) Jan 14, 2003 Oregon
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    Pelican Bad Santa .Cascadian Dark Ale.
    Mighty hoppy and mighty malty
    Superb
     
  28. MistaRyte

    MistaRyte Crusader (700) Jan 14, 2008 Virginia
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    The world today needs more black IPA
     
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  29. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,657) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    Jayzus -- my brother just told me he saw 2022 Anchor OSA at the Kenosha, WI Woodman's. :confused:

    Way too freakin' early.
     
  30. retention_

    retention_ Initiate (21) Jan 8, 2022 North Carolina

    Picked up a few recently. The Left Hand might not be a winter seasonal but I am pretty sure the rest are.

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  31. Troy-Hawaii

    Troy-Hawaii Poo-Bah (1,548) Jun 15, 2015 Hawaii
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    I just bought it this week in Hawaii. We're usually the last to get it so if you haven't seen it in your area yet then your probably missed it. I posted the bottle pic in the beer review.

    I had also bought the Costco beer advent a month ago for the first time and there was a big stack of it. When I went back two weeks later it was all gone. That surprised me on how early it came and maybe why I kept missing it in the past since I only looked for it closer to Christmas. And no I won't be waiting until December to start drinking it. More than half is gone already.
     
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  32. BeerVikingSailor

    BeerVikingSailor Meyvn (1,217) Nov 19, 2009 Ohio
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    Lot's of "holiday beers" out this week in NE Ohio - Great Lakes had their annual "First Pour" festivities at the Brewpub in downtown CLE on Thursday (30 years strong! Their Christmas ale hits the markets starting week of 10/24) Also, Thirsty Dog 12 Dogs of Xmas, Fatheads Holly Jolly and Pimp My Sleigh, Market Garden Festivus, Rhinegeist Dad....Shiner Cheer, and others have arrived! Tis the season!
     
  33. teromous

    teromous Poo-Bah (3,484) Mar 21, 2010 Virginia
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  34. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,657) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    Saw it last year too... and completely blanked on buying some. :confused:
     
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  35. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,657) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    Has anyone been to Trader Joe's and seen their Winter Doppelbock? Really enjoyed that one last year.
     
  36. Genuine

    Genuine Devotee (477) May 7, 2009 Connecticut

    I’m pretty excited for holiday and winter beers! I went the last few years without Great Divide’s Hibernation Ale so I want to be sure to pick some up this winter. I also enjoy ST’s Old Man Winter ale as well. There’s a few out there I’ve been eyeing for years but never tried….like Samuel Smiths Winter Welcome…I’ll definitely pick some up this winter.
     
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  37. nomisugitai

    nomisugitai Devotee (436) Mar 11, 2006 New Jersey
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    Saw Anchor and Mad Elf today.
     
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  38. RickBelgique

    RickBelgique Initiate (68) Jul 16, 2014 Illinois

    I just saw the Samuel Adams "Beers for Cheers" winter variety pack at Costco, for $28.99. It's got:

    Boston Lager
    Old Fezziwig
    Winter Lager
    Holiday White Ale
    Cold IPA (labeled as "New")
    Black Lager

    The only thing in there worth drinking is Old Fezziwig. And after the way that they've messed up the recipe for their Octoberfest and Winter Lager, I'm afraid of trying Old Fezziwig and ruining my fond memories of it.

    I also saw today at a local Chicago grocery store Great Lakes Christmas Ale, for $13.99. As much as I hate buying Christmas beers before even November, I had to pick up a 6-pak.
     
  39. richOutsidePhilly

    richOutsidePhilly Initiate (43) Jan 27, 2021 Pennsylvania

    Let the games begin! St. Bernardus Christmas out, 750s, cans, bottles (some already in my fridge). Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome (ditto). Mad Elf pallets up the wazoo in the grocery stores. Heavy Seas Winter Storm back this year. Chouffe 'Nice at TW. I'm ready.
     
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  40. PGHPABeerdrinker

    PGHPABeerdrinker Initiate (47) Aug 21, 2018 Pennsylvania

    I saw Victory Merry Monkey and Harpoon Winter Warmer last week. Troegs Blizzard of Hops was released today.
     
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