What are you drinking during tonight's game?

Submitted by BJ0017 on September 30th, 2010 at 7:22 PM

I just picked up a 12 pack of Leinenkugels Oktoberfest. Not as flavorful as the Sam Adams version but still pretty good.

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Mgobowl

September 30th, 2010 at 8:25 PM ^

Pumpkin spice latte while studying in the library. They are addicting and I have to get them while I can. I've got some good ole Boston Lager waiting for me when I get home though.

formerlyanonymous

September 30th, 2010 at 8:26 PM ^

Shiner Oktoberfest. It's a marzen style, which means the less sweet oktoberfest than say a Sam Adams. I've also got a Saint Arnold's Divine Reserve #9 left that I'm trying to save until Halloween. It's a 11% Pumpkin Pie Stout. Most excellent.

evenyoubrutus

September 30th, 2010 at 8:30 PM ^

I just finished a pint of Belhaven's Scottish Ale and now I'm on a pint of Weihenstephaner Doppel Bock, and I know it's goo dbecuase I had to type my password three times before i got it right,

mgokev

September 30th, 2010 at 8:51 PM ^

Hey guys, I'm looking for a good pumpkin-type beer.  I have had Octoberfest, Oktoberfest, and all other mainstream variations, but I want to try some smaller brewery type stuff.  I also want to try and cook with some of it too, so the more pumpkin-y the better.  Any good suggestions?

 

Also, I have been wanting to ask this for a few days but for the sake of the board, I waited until an appropriate thread popped up instead of creating a new one.  So, I'm hoping people actually respond, haha.

formerlyanonymous

September 30th, 2010 at 8:57 PM ^

If you can get a hold of Sam Adams Pumpkin Ale, it's still the only pumpkin ale I've tried worth remembering. It's hard to find as they've only done a few batches ever. I was lucky enough to visit their original brewery (the one they tour in Boston) on a day when they opened a barrel. That was the first one they'd taken out of storage in 9 months.

mgokev

September 30th, 2010 at 9:37 PM ^

Hey thanks, I did some research and found this out: 

The Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale is being sold as part of the Harvest Collection, Boston Beer’s latest seasonal variety pack, alongside the Boston Lager, Octoberfest, Irish Red, Black Lager and Dunkelweizen. Like the pumpkin beer, the Dunkelweizen is only available in the variety pack. 

EDIT: Just as an FYI: this is the first year making it available to the mass public in the variety pack, and they are also considering mass production of it as a stand-alone beer if it gets enough popularity.  

evenyoubrutus

September 30th, 2010 at 9:28 PM ^

Harvest Moon (which you could find at any Kroger or Meijer) is the truest "pumpkin flavor" I've tasted in a beer. However my personal favorite is Ichabod Ale, produced by New Holland. It is a tad spicier, and doesn't quite focus on the pumpkin flavor so much as the general spice/pumpkin combo. It is a little harder to find; if you live in the Ann Arbor area, the best place to go would be Huckleberry's on Washtenaw (near secy of state) but I am sure that Beer Depot would also have it, as well as the party store on Anne.

mgokev

September 30th, 2010 at 9:35 PM ^

I'll definitely try both.  The girlfriend wanted to make pumpkin bread with a good "pumpkin-tasting" beer.  So I assume that means the more pumpkin-y the better.  I don't know.  Personally, I like the beer that incorporates more spice into it if I'm just drinking it by itself so I'm looking forward to the Ichabod Ale.  Thanks.