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Blog — Seasonal

Amber Ales

John LaPolla Amber Ale Irish Red Seasonal

Some beers are seasonal, some are not. Some seem seasonal but can be enjoyed any time of the year. This is the case with amber ales. Although their colors range from ruby red to light brown, they are perfect drinkers for anytime of the year. Amber ales can be dry and malty or caramel sweet. Some have strong hop profiles while others are lightly hopped. Every country has their version of an amber beer, be it lager or ale. Today I am going to showcase two of my favorites, Irish Red, and American Amber Ale.The general perception is that the...

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Why pumpkin beers don’t suck.

John LaPolla Pumpkin Beer Seasonal

Why pumpkin beers don’t suck.

In the beginning of October we can all feel the change. The long hot summer days are done, there’s that great fall smell is in the air, the leaves start turning. Autumn brings a feeling unlike any other season, memories of Halloween and Thanksgiving, a feeling of comfort.These feelings are enhanced by the flavors of the season, apple pie, warm cider and pumpkin ale. The problem is breweries release these beer starting in August! That’s like Christmas lights in October, over saturated.But pumpkin ales don’t suck. They are part of the flavor landscape of this magnificent time. Hanging with family,...

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