As the screen door unofficially closes on Summer, another door opens to the malty sweet goodness of Oktoberfest, Autumn and pumpkin brews from craft brewers all over the country. And just like the leaves will begin to change so will the color of pint glasses around the country. And although you may have seen tap handles at you local watering hole advertising these beers a month or so ago, it just didn't seem right sipping on a Oktoberfest beer in the 90 degree heat of humid Summer day. Did it.
Ahh, but now you can feel free to snatch up those great brews. And by all means, do it. Oktoberfest seasonals have the shortest season of all. So get 'em while they're hot... I mean cold. And if you are looking for something new, try Goose Island's Oktoberfest. It's the first time Goose Island produced a Oktoberfest and you can taste the tradition in your first sip. Pair it up with a grilled brat with some stone ground mustard and BAM!!! Instant Oktoberfest party.
Captain Lawrence once again has their Pumpkin Ale available. Malty brewed spiked with warming pumpkin spices are sure to keep you cozy on these cooler Fall evenings.
So as your flip flops and white shirts prepare for hibernation, don't let the last days of Summer sadden you. But if they do, don't worry. A smile is only a glass of beer away.