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George Jung
10-08-2012, 09:41 PM
I especially like the fall and winter offerings. Lots of different pumpkin ales - Weyerbacher was among the best I found here, though a Maine brew, Pumpkinhead by Shipyard, is purported to be 'the best'. And of course a number of nice Oktoberfest beers - Sam Adams, Goose Island Harvest Ale, Aries Marzan, plus Weyerbachers 'Merry Monks' belgian - really quite good.

Any recommendations?

Garret
10-08-2012, 10:11 PM
Otter Creek in VT makes a good Octoberfest.

Head a state east (plus a river) & get an Uncommon Stout from Bent River in Moline. Light in body stout (though heavy if compared to an ale) with a bit of locally roasted coffee. They also do the Uncommonater this time of year which is 1/2 Uncommon & 1/2 their sweet potato ale. The sweet potato ale is too much on its own (IMO) - but tasty combined with the Uncommon.

BrianW
10-08-2012, 11:34 PM
We've tried a couple "gluten free" beers lately, and they're good!

StevenBauer
10-08-2012, 11:43 PM
Which gluten-free beers were those, Brian. Since Mary was diagnosed with Celiac Disease we've tried several but have mostly been disappointed.

my current favorite seasonal beer this time of year is Gritty's Halloween Ale. Yum!


Steven

BrianW
10-08-2012, 11:55 PM
Regine liked both. Unfortunately, I don't remember the name of the first one, and they don't carry it anymore (a whole 2 weeks later.) The second is this one...

http://www.lakefrontbrewery.com/new_grist.html

Fairly lightweight beer, which I also like.

BrianW
10-08-2012, 11:57 PM
While searching for the link to the beer, I found this link to Mens Health...

http://blogs.menshealth.com/the-regulars/the-best-gluten-free-beers/2011/11/14/

Not bad!

George Jung
10-09-2012, 05:28 PM
google up 'the beer advocate' - very informative!

David G
10-09-2012, 07:36 PM
Just tried the new batch of this seasonal. Very good!

http://www.macsbeer.com/sites/default/files/beer-humbgr-600_5.png



And I'm very much looking forward to the arrival of THIS one from Hair of the Dog:

Doggie Claws is a Barley Wine made in the West Coast style. Big malt and hops make this copper colored ale one of our most popular products. Produced in September and October and released in November, this Beer will improve for years to come. Alcohol: 11.5% by volume. IBU's 70.

StevenBauer
10-09-2012, 10:31 PM
Thanks, Brian. We'll look into those. Her current fave is the pear cider that Trader Joes sells.


Steven