Wednesday, August 13, 2008
New Beers This Week
If anybody is looking for something new to try, here is some stuff that just came in:
Oktoberfest is closer than it seems, and some of these beers are starting to come in. Right now we have Hofbrau Oktoberfest from Germany and Victory Fest from Victory brewing company in Pennsylvania. Victory Fest is probably my favorite. People will tell you that no American brewery can make an Oktoberfest beer as good as the German ones, but these people are wrong. Victory Fest is better than most of them, even in Germany.
Arriving unexpectedly early is the Weyerbacher Imperial pumpkin ale. There was a shortage of pumpkin ales last year, and we hope that doesn't happen again. Weyerbacher's is one of the best.
Next is the Brooklyn Local 1 from the Brooklyn Brewery. This beer is a Belgian-style ale that doesn't neatly fit into any particular category. It tastes like a cross between a saison and a tripel. It's also 100% bottle fermented - they put the beer in flat with some yeast and let the magic begin.