When it’s 100 degrees outside, one can’t help but dream of fall being just around the corner. Not only does the weather start to cool down to perfect bonfire climate, but also football weekends begin (perfect excuse for day-drinking if you’re not a football fan), and some of the best beers will be released nationwide within the next few weeks.
Here is a look at what some of our local brewers will be releasing in the upcoming month in preparation for fall.
Just Added: 75th Street Brewery: Upcoming releases from 75th Street include:
- September 5th: Easy ESB
- September 19th: Alt Schule (Old German style ale)
- October 10th: Roasted Pumpkin Ale
- November 14th: Up All Nitro Porter (Expresso Porter)
Big Rip Brewing: Big Rip pretty much screams ‘fall’ with its horror movie themes. Beginning in September, Big Rip will release its Chai Milk Stout made with Hugo Tea’s Chai. The brewers just released their Kurgan Irish Ale (8 percent ABV), and will be releasing the popular Pennywise Sweet Potato Ale in October.
Cinder Block Brewing: Beginning September 1, Cinder Block will release its Brown Ale using the recipe from the KC Biermeister’s homebrew competition. October will bring KCFest, the brewery’s take on an Oktoberfest. Other releases include the fall amber, which is a spiced beer made with organic local syrup, as well as an English cherry cider made with Michigan cherries.
Green Room Burgers and Beer: Most recently, Green Room in Westport tapped Andi’s Ale, a French brown brewed with real raspberries. The folks at the burger joint will be tapping the inaugural double IPA – Bird Lives, named after Charlie Parker – on August 29. In early September they will be tapping their first barrel-aged beer, Rye Jukebox, aged in Dark Horse Rye barrels.
KC Bier Company: Waldo’s own German brewery will release its Festbier to bars and restaurants in mid-September, along with another seasonal to be announced. Stay tuned for more on these.
Martin City Brewing Company: In the next week, you can expect a new saison from Martin City Brewing, as well as coffee stout. The brewery’s barrel-aged IPA also releases in the next few weeks to accompany an upcoming beer dinner. The team is also brewing a black rye IPA, and Oktoberfest is fermenting to release in the next month.
McCoy’s: Westport’s favorite brew pub has a lot of releases coming up, as well as fun events. Coming down the line are the Sticke Alt, a malty German-style beer brewed with house Kolsch yeast, and Oktoberfest, a German fall lager with sweet caramel and honey characters. The latter releases on Tuesday, September 23 during Westport’s Oktoberfest, which runs from September 22 to the 27. To learn more about this event, click here and click to September.
As more breweries share their releases, we will update to add their information. So, what are you most looking forward to?