Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Beer Fest

No, you have not died and gone to heaven...close though! If any of you readers live near, or have ever shopped a Wegmans grocery store, you know full well the awesome selection of beer that they have on hand. One of the features that I can hardly ever bear to pass up is the "Create Your Own Craft Pack." Essentially they have various individual bottles of beer (usually lots of really awesome seasonals) that you can mix and match to create your own six pack. With all of the awesome looking (lets be honest, I'm sometimes a sucker for packaging) seasonal beers, I knew I had to go with a fall/pumpkin theme. From left to right we have 

Hex- Magic Hat Brewing Company

Saranac Pumpkin Ale- Matt Brewing Company

Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale- Shipyard Brewing Company

Dundee Oktoberfest- Dundee Brewing Company

Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat- Shock Top Brewing Company

Woodchuck Hard Cider Fall Edition- Woodchuck Cidery

I've decided to go through each beer (not all at once!) and give you my review/opinion. Keep in mind, I'm not a "professional beer critic" (best job ever???) but hopefully I can give you a bit more than "Get in mah belly!"

First up is the Woodchuck Hard Cider: Fall Edition. As I mentioned in my Fall Favorites post, The Belly Dancing Gamer ordered this at dinner the other night and offered me a taste. I had gotten an Oktoberfest (can't remember which) and while that too was delicious, I wished we had time to stay for a second drink so I could get a cider of my own. This cider, like the normal edition, is very crisp. It reminded me of an apple pie with a hint of nutmeg and other spices. I definitely recommend it for the season!

Question: What is your favorite brew?



  1. I want to try the Shock Top and Saranac - yum! I am enjoying The Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale lately :) Matt loves Fat Tire.

  2. **two thumbs up for this post** That cider is very tasty--it's my favorite fall seasonal (for now). :D


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