The past few days gave us National Beer Lovers Day and National Sour Beer Day – talk about a true holiday week! The weekend is shaping up to be another great one with plenty of new craft beer releases from breweries all over the Valley. Here are some of our favorite new finds. Drink responsibly.
Oktoberfest at Pedal Haus Brewery
Move over World Series, another fall classic is coming back. Pedal Haus launches its annual autumnal Oktoberfest beer and an Oktoberfest-themed menu on Thursday, September 9. New food items include locally produced Von Hanson’s Beer Brats, Big Poppa Brats and Pork Schnitzel. Save the date for Pedal Haus’ official Oktoberfest celebrations at the Chandler and Tempe locations on Saturday, October 2, complete with a stein hoisting contest, a sausage eating contest and live music from a polka band.
Red, White & Blue Pie Ciders at Cider Corps
Downtown Mesa’s Cider Corps raises a patriotic salute to America with its annual Summer Pie series cider. Three styles available include Strawberry Rhubarb Pie (Red), Apple Pie (White) and Blueberry Pie (Blue) – all releasing on Friday, September 10. Part of the proceeds from sales of the Summer Pie series go to the Headstrong Foundation, a mental health care provider for military veterans and their families.
Trio of Freshies at Goldwater Brewing
If there’s three, you know it’s for me and you know where’ll I be. That’s right, a triple-header is scheduled for Friday, September 10 over at the Goldwater taprooms in Scottsdale and Mesa. Insufficient Funds Fresh Hop IPA, Peanut Butter Teddy (variant of the flagship Machine Gun Teddy brown ale) and Wicked Cloudy double hazy IPA all release in can and on draft this weekend. Three’s company!
Two Releases from Arizona Wilderness Brewing
Coming off its busy anniversary celebration last week (eight new releases), Arizona Wilderness isn’t resting any time soon. The Gilbert-based brewery is back this week with City Slickers double IPA, a collaborative brew with New York’s Other Half Brewery. Citra, Galaxy, Mosaic, Nelson and Sauvin hops all pack into this beer that promises to be over the top juicy and full of flavor.
The other release is a coffee and chocolate imperial stout called Shadowcaster. Both beers drop at both the Gilbert and Phoenix locations Thursday, September 9, with online ordering or pick up in person.
Suicide Prevention Awareness Brew from Uncle Bear’s Brewery
This hazy IPA blends Mosaic, Citra and Huell Melon hops, and is part of the nationwide project to promote National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. Call 1-800-273-TALK to talk to someone who will listen.
Redhead Redemption at Huss Brewing
Named in honor of two gingers: company founder Jeff Huss and Fox Sports Radio host Jody Oehler, this summer red ale hits the taproom just in time for kickoff of the NFL season. Available on draft and in 32–ounce crowlers at the Uptown Phoenix taproom on Camelback Road and Central Avenue.
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Siga Le Way at 1912 Brewing
To celebrate National Sour Beer Day, which happened Wednesday, September 8, the sour superstars at 1912 Brewing unleashed this 5.8% ABV tasty tart on draft and in crowlers. Hints of lime, cranberry and cherry combine with ginger, sea salt and coriander to give this sour a taste to remember.
Coming early next week: Look for Four Peaks Brewing Double Pumpkin Porter to be released on Tuesday, September 14. Once only available in limited quantities on draft, this fan favorite seasonal brew is now in bottles and available in wide distribution across the Valley.