Our team at enjoys the fall season with it's splendor of changing leaves, bright sunny days and a crisper chill in the air. Our new gifts for this fun filled season include fun Oktoberfest style brew gifts, Fall beer baskets and and autumn microbrews.
In 2010, the Oktoberfest festival in Germany lasted until the first Monday in October, to mark the 200-year anniversary of the event. In celebration of this old German tradition we are offering a few special Oktoberfest beer gifts to send to family and friends. Featuring for the month of October Spaten Oktoberfest beer created in 1872, and is the world's first Oktoberfest beer. Also featuring in celebration .. Paulaner Hefe-Weizen and Paulaner Oktoberfest Marzen hearty favorites seasonally made for Oktoberfest. Weihenstephaner Festbier is a Bavarian Festbier that is a seasonal selection brewed in the world's oldest working brewery located in Bavarian, north of Munich, Germany.
Flying Fish Brewing Company Somerdale, NJ. - OktoberFish
When September rolls around, Flying Fish Brewery fans start watching for the release of their seasonal Oktoberfish beer. With a strong taste of bread underscored by subtle malty sweetness, this is a great beer to combine with bratwurst or other fall festival foods. If you enjoy hanging out by a campfire or attending outdoor sporting events, this is a beer that you might savor while making s'mores or relaxing on the front porch on a cool night. The brew is deep red when poured into a glass, but the head is minimal and doesn't always hang around to the last drop. Crafted with four European malts and a combination of Crystal and Horizon hops, this is a beer that will leave you feeling warm and satisfied. If you enjoy the hoppy flavor with a touch of malts, drink up while you can because this beer goes out of season on November 1.
Left Hand Brewing Company Longmont, CO. - Oktoberfest Märzen Lager
Set a bottle of Oktoberfest Märzen Lager on the table when you're serving bratwurst, Philly cheese steak, and your spiciest cold-weather foods. Brewed from Hallertau Mittelfrüh and CTZ hops and a combination of Pilsner and Munich malts, this is a balanced fall lager presented by none other than the Left Hand Brewing Company. Expert brewers start crafting their signature Oktoberfest beer in the spring, but it takes at least two months before they'll pronounce it ready for consumption. This insistence on perfection has guided the brewery to a hearty collection of fans in Longmont, Colorado, and some of their popular labels are now reaching beer enthusiasts across the country. If you enjoy a beer that puts out a spicy aroma and then follows through with bold flavors of toasted malts, you may consider yourself a Left Hand fan as well. While you don't get much of a head with this brew, every sip finishes with the rich spice that only high-quality hops can deliver.
Tommyknocker Brewery Springs, CO. - Small Patch Pumpkin Ale
When the leaves start to fall and the air takes on that fall chill, the brewers at Tommyknocker Brewery whip out the fresh pumpkin and get ready to distribute their Small Patch Pumpkin Ale. The release of this malty brew is an August tradition, but it's difficult to find after October if you don't stock up during the harvesting season. This is a true brown ale that fills your glass with a dark, medium-bodied liquid that looks slightly orange in the right light. Add a moderate level of carbonation and a thin layer of foam that dies away as you drink, and you have a highly drinkable fall beer. Pumpkin is added to the brew kettle and the mash, and the brew is seasoned with a bit of nutmeg, cinnamon, and other traditional pumpkin pie flavors. The end result is an intense aroma and a laid-back flavor that allows you to drink more than one in a sitting without sensory overload.
Shipyard Brewing Company Portland, OR. - Pumpkinhead Ale
A seasonal favorite for the Fall Harvest! Shipyard's Pumpkinhead Ale is a crisp and refreshing wheat ale with fresh aromatics and subtle spiced flavor.