Advent Beer Calendar 2012: Day 5: Saranac Season’s Best

Here in the United States today is Repeal Day, celebrating the ratification of the 21st Amendment that repealed Prohibition. Happy Repeal Day! I wanted to select a beer to help commemorate the day, and thought a beer from a brewery that survived Prohibition would be perfect—and Matt Brewing Company from … Continue reading

Saranac Pumpkin Ale

When I received the Saranac selection of beers last month, the one I was most interested in and excited to try was (naturally) the Pumpkin Ale. It is, in fact, the first pumpkin beer I’ve seen—and drank—this season, so (and I admit this is an overt bias) while the other … Continue reading

Saranac Octoberfest

This Saranac Octoberfest was one of the four beers that Matt Brewing sent me last month and, like their Pumpkin Ale (which I’m writing about next), is the first Oktoberfest beer of the season for me. This is a classic Oktoberfest-style lager, made with German Pilsner malts and Saaz and … Continue reading

Saranac Pale Ale and IPA

Even though I’m excited to try the Saranac Pumpkin Ale that was among the bottles sent to me from Saranac (AKA Matt Brewing) earlier this month, I have never had any of the Saranac line of beers so I wanted to try their Pale Ale and IPA first, to get … Continue reading

Received: Saranac beers

I was out of town since Wednesday on a family vacation, and when I got home I had a box waiting for me from the Matt Brewing Company, filled with Saranac beers: Saranac Pale Ale, IPA, Pumpkin Ale, and Octoberfest. Obviously the one I’m most interested in is the Pumpkin … Continue reading