Monday, August 17, 2009

Audience Participation: Excitement Builds

We're in that slow period between the Great Taste and the release of the fall seasonals. The last of the hefeweizens are still falling off the shelves. The first Oktoberfest of the season has been spotted (Sprecher, oddly enough). New Glarus' Fall Unplugged, the Old English Porter, is just hitting the shelves and the R&D Golden Ale has been available for a few weeks now. Tyranena's Hop Whore is soon to be released. Furthermore's Sh*&ty Barn Party is right around the corner, which means a fresh batch of Fatty Fallen Apple and possibly a surprise or two from them. Autumnal Fire is probably in the fermenters. Central Waters has stouts and barleywines in the bourbon barrels. A new brewpub in Sun Prairie.

All kinds of stuff is just around the corner. Any of it interest you?

I can tell you that I'm excited about Oktoberfest season. The New Glarus Old English Porter is fantastic (we'll have a review later this week) and is really making me excited for porters this winter. Fullers London Porter. Lake Louie Porter. Tyranena's porters ... mmmm ... So, yeah, I'm excited about porters this fall. I hope you like reading about porters.

3 comments:

  1. I'm excited for the fall/winter porters as well. Maybe it's the cool summer weather that up until recently was the norm, but I just didn't get into the summer beer mood. I'm really looking forward to a nice porter on a crisp fall day.

    I don't make it out to Sun Prairie all that often but a friend of mine recently moved out there, so I'm definitely going to bring up RePublic next time I head on over for a visit. I'd also say I was excited for the rumored reopening of JT's, but every month that goes by those hopes get dimmer. I wish I would have taken my mug with me when I had the chance.

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  2. Do you have any more information on the sh!tty barn party? I can't find much online. How many people attend? What do the beers cost? How many people camp?

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  3. Ron, don't know yet. I'll have more information about this towards the end of August.

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