Harpoon Flannel Friday

harpoon-flannel-fridayThere are subtle but unmistakable signs that announce the arrival of fall. There’s that first crisp afternoon, the sun is bright but there’s a slight chill in the air. And then there are the first few leaves that start to turn on the trees. Then, possibly the most telling, there’s the first day here at the brewery when almost everyone shows up in flannel. For a beer that tastes so good (and looks so good), it was a no-brainer to add this in to the Harpoon 30-Pack, celebrating 30 years of great times with beer.

From the Brewer – “This Hoppy Amber Ale is our tribute to the quintessential season of change. A bright hop aroma from late hop additions plays with its strong malt backbone. Amber hued, medium bodied, with hints of citrus and pine, this ale is made for the crisp days (and nights) of fall.

Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 35
Alcohol by volume: 5.7%
Format: 6 Packs
Seasonality: Fall


Brooklyn Oktoberfest

Brooklyn-OktoberfestFrom the Brewer – “When Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria wanted to celebrate his wedding engagement in 1810, he did what any good Bavarian prince would – he threw a beer festival. Both the festival and the special beer served there became known as Oktoberfest. Brewed from the finest German malt and hops, Brooklyn Oktoberfest is true to the original style, full-bodied and malty, with a bready aroma and light, brisk hop bitterness.

Food Pairings: Brooklyn Oktoberfest is especially great with sausages, chicken, steaks, pork chops, cold cuts, burgers and roasted meats. With cheeses, try Swiss, Gruyere or Stilton.

Hops: Hallertauer Perle, Hallertauer Mittelfrueh
Malts: Bavarian Heirloom Munich and Pilsner Malts (malted specially for us in Bamberg)
Original Gravity: 13.7° Plato
Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 25
Alcohol by volume: 5.5%
Format: 6 Packs
Seasonality: Fall

Jack-O Traveler Pumpkin Shandy

jack-o-traveler-pumpkin-shandyThe Story Behind Jack

Driven by an obsessive love of high jinks, the Jack-O Traveler spent his days cooking up mischief for everyone who crossed his path. One of his favorite pranks involved tricking unsuspecting bar patrons into buying him beers and then skipping out just when it was his turn to buy a round.

So clever was Jack, he even scammed the devil himself into granting him a reprieve from hell. Unfortunately for our Traveler, when his shenanigans finally caught up with him and he died, the man upstairs wanted nothing to do with Jack either.

It’s said that after Jack was barred from heaven, the devil gave him a burning coal, which he promptly put into a carved pumpkin to light his way. Legend has it that he wanders the earth to this day, searching for innocent bystanders to hoodwink into buying him his favorite beer, a pumpkin Shandy.

From the Brewer – “Jack-O Traveler Pumpkin Shandy is an alluring wheat beer illuminated by the tastes of fall. He strikes a perfect balance between bright refreshment and seasonal spice. Jack is brewed with fresh pumpkin, for a delicious dark-hued, Shandy-inspired beer.”

Hops: Hallertau Hallertau
Malts: 2-row malted barley, malted wheat
Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 7
Alcohol by volume: 4.4%
Format: 6 Packs
Seasonality: Fall

Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest


A German-American collaboration on the classic festival beer.

From the Brewer – “We’re exploring the roots of Germany’s famous Oktoberfest beers. Each year, we partner with a different German brewer to explore a different approach to the style. This year we’re working with Bamberg, Germany’s Mahrs Bräu on a new version of the classic style. This authentic version of the festival beer is deep golden in color with a rich malt complexity, but with a noticeable spicy hop character from the use of the nearly forgotten Record hop varietal.

Hops: German Magnum, Palisade, German Record, Saphir, Crystal
Malts: Two-row Pale, Steffi Pilsner, Munich, Vienna
Yeast: Lager Yeast
Original Gravity: 3.5 Plato
Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 30
Alcohol by volume: 6%
Format: 6 Packs
Seasonality: Fall

Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin Ale


From the Brewer – “A big bodied beer with a light coppery orange color and pleasing aroma of pumpkin and nutmeg.  Pale Ale, Wheat and Light Munich malts combine with the natural tannin in pumpkin and the delicate spiciness of Willamette and Hallertau Hops to balance the sweetness of the fruit.  To fully experience all the flavors, this beer is best enjoyed at 55 degrees Fahrenheit.


Bronze Medal – Australian International Beer Awards 2012, 2011

Yeast: Top-Fermenting English
Hops: Willamette, Hallertau
Malts: 2-Row British Pale Ale, Malted Wheat, Light Munich
Original Gravity: 1.088° Plato
Alcohol by volume: 9%
Format: 4 Packs
Seasonality: Fall

Flying Fish Oktoberfish

flying-fish-oktoberfishFrom the Brewer – “First released in 2002, and sold out in two weeks. A tribute to the classic Fest styles of Germany the O’Fish uses European malts hops and yeast. A beautiful reddish color, a savory malt profile and nice hop flavor, make this Fest beer quite drinkable. OktoberFish is great with food and especially great with Lederhosen.”

Hops: Horizon, Crystal
Malts: Weyermans Munich, Dingemanns Aromatic, Dingemanns De-Bittered Black and Two-row pale
Yeast: Dusseldorf Alt
Original Gravity: 14.3 Plato
Alcohol by volume: 6%
Format: 6 packs
Seasonality: Fall

Lancaster Brewing’s Octoberfest

From the Brewer – “Oktoberfest uses seven different malts and three varieties of imported and domestic hops, as well as authentic Bavarian lager yeast. Light in copper color, this beer is full-bodied with a nice malt sweetness.

Hops: Hersbucker, Tettnang, Cluster
Malts: 2 Row Barley, Caramel, Munich 60, Cara-Pils, Vienna, Wheat, Cara-Munich
Original Gravity: 13.2 Plato
Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 24
Alcohol by volume: 5.2%
Format: 6 packs
Seasonality: Fall

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