Category Archives: Seasonal

Hale’s Ales O’Brien’s Harvest Ale

I have to sneak in a late season seasonal… Hale’s Ales brings us their Hale’s Ales O’Brien’s Harvest Ale for a fall warmer that has some nice intricacies.  This beer pours dark brown with a modest head and provides nice smells … Continue reading

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Erdinger Oktoberfest Weizen

From the world’s largest wheat beer brewery comes this crafty little number, a handsome weizen dressed up in Oktoberfest clothes to cash in on America’s favourite beer marketing event. Nice move by Erdinger, and you really can’t blame them for … Continue reading

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Widmer Brothers Brrr

Following up on Oh Happy Day #4, we bring you the official post for the tasting of the brew: Widmer Brothers Brrr (not on the site yet) First things first… this beer has a very unique nose.  It is a … Continue reading

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Jack’s Pumpkin Spice Ale

Another beer from the “beer tasting” the other night.  I took notes on this one knowing that I would need them later… 🙂  Jack’s Pumpkin Spice Ale comes to us from Anheuser-Busch… those crazy guys that try to be craft brewers … Continue reading

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Deschutes Jubelale

I think I have recovered sufficiently to post now.  We had a heck of a “tasting session” the other night and I haven’t been able to bring myself to having a beer until tonight.  Tip of the day: if you call it a … Continue reading

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Widmer Brothers Okto Oktoberfest

Second in my mini-Oktoberfest-off is Widmer Brothers Okto Oktoberfest.  This hearty ale has a good mix of malt and hop, coming in a bit heavier on the hop side than the previous contender, Samuel Adams Octoberfest.  This isn’t necessarily a bad … Continue reading

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Ayinger Oktober Fest-Marzen

Looking back into our archives, Ayinger have a had a mixed reception between Dug and I – one awesome, one hideous… and one more to try right here with this bottle of seasonal Bavarian festival beer, a good pint-and-a-bit of … Continue reading

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Bayern Oktoberfest Lager

From the deepest, darkest depths of that mini-Bavaria known as “Montana”, Bayern Brewing bring forth their autumn seasonal Oktoberfest lager, to help us celebrate the gathering of the harvest and bid farewell to another summer. Remarkably different to the other … Continue reading

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Hacker-Pschorr Original Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest time! While there’s a fine October beer drinking scene here on the west coast of the US, nothing can hope to hold a candle to the Munich original, and so to help lighten the load of our German brothers … Continue reading

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Samuel Adams Octoberfest

The next couple of posts will be the battle of the Octoberfests… at least a couple of them.  First off is Samuel Adams Octoberfest.  This fine lager comes to us from a rather fine brewery that has had pretty good … Continue reading

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