Monthly Archives: October 2006

Elysian’s Pumpkin Beer Festival

Seattle’s Elysian Brewing is going the next step with the pumpkin beer trend: their Second Annual Great Pumpkin Beer Festival. On three separate days at three of their locations, they’ll be holding festivities and serving ten different pumpkin beers: Night Owl Pumpkin Ale The Great Pumpkin Dark O’ the Moon Pumpkin Stout Purple Pumpkineater Lavender Saison Kürbitinus (dunkelweizen-ish) Portergeist (smoked porter) Steamy Hollow California Common Pumpkin Beer 3 guest beers And: At 4pm the tapping … Continue reading →

Press Release: Leinenkugel Apple Spice Returns

ARRIVES SEVERAL WEEKS EARLIER TO MEET CONSUMER DEMAND Leinie’s Apple Spice craft beer features hot and cold serving options CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (Oct. 16, 2006) – Roll out the bushels.  The Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company, the leading craft brewer in the upper Midwest, is spicing up the fall season and upcoming holidays with the return of Leinenkugel’s Apple Spice.  Available now through Dec. 31, the seasonal brew is hitting shelves a few weeks earlier than … Continue reading →

Reinaert Flemish Wild Ale

As can probably be guessed from its name, Reinaert Flemish Wild Ale is an unusual beer. It was recommended to me at Newport Market when I mentioned that I really liked Saison Dupont, so of course I had to try. Plus, it has a really great bottle and label design. It’s also a big beer; 9% alcohol by volume, so it’s not one to take lightly! But if you’re into the funky Belgian beers, this … Continue reading →

Pumpkin tastings

In my ramblings about pumpkin beer last month, I wrote: I think it would be fun to do a pumpkin beer tasting; gather as many pumpkin ales as you can find (homebrewed included!), draw up some rating sheets, and go to town. And a bunch of blogs have seemingly taken up the call. Lyke 2 Drink tastes six pumpkin beers: Saranac Pumpkin Ale, Cottonwood Pumpkin Ale, Dogfish Head Pumpkin Ale, Jack’s Pumpkin Spice Ale, Wild … Continue reading →

Paulaner Oktoberfest Märzen

This review is a little late for this year’s Oktoberfest, but I did drink the beer during same: Paulaner Oktoberfest Märzen. Yum! Outside of Munich, this is the Oktoberfest beer by which all others are judged. Or so some people would tell you. (I’m one of them.) That’s not to say that other Oktoberfests out there aren’t good; it’s just if you want to try some of the best, get Paulaner. Anyway, let’s hit my … Continue reading →