The Brew (September 2009)
Hell or High Watermelon Wheat Beer
21st Amendment Brewery released its Hell or High Watermelon Wheat Beer, a classic American wheat beer with a kiss of watermelon aroma and flavor. The beer undergoes a traditional secondary fermentation using fresh watermelon. It is available on draft and in cans in California, Oregon, Washington, Northern Idaho, New York, Massachusetts and Virginia, and in cans in New Jersey.
For more information, visit www.21st-Amendment.com.
Gritty McDuff's Halloween Ale
Maine craft brewer Gritty McDuff’s Brewing Co.’s Halloween Ale is available until Oct. 31. Gritty’s Haloween Ale is deep amber in color and offers a bold, malty palate and well-rounded hop finish. The hops involved in the brew are Whitbread Goldings, East Kent Goldings and B.C. Kent. Halloween Ale is available on tap and in 6- and 12-packs of 12-ounce and 22-ounce bottles and 5 L mini kegs.
For more information, visit www.grittys.com.
Thomas Hooker Octoberfest
Connecticut’s Thomas Hooker Brewing Co. presents its Octoberfest Lager, which earned a number one rating in a blind tasting of 24 Oktoberfest/Marzen-style beers by The New York Times. It is brewed in March and ages in cool lagering caves throughout the summer. The 5.8-percent ABV brew involves the following malts: Canadian 2-Row, Munich Light, Carapils, Caramunich I, Caramunich II, Vienna and Wheat Malt; as well as Spalt, Hallertau and Saaz hops.
For more information, visit www.hookerbeer.com.