While we’re sad to see September come to an end (so many great beer releases in the past 30 days), October promises to keep Valley beer drinkers very busy – and very quenched. Here are some of the best new releases from craft breweries around the Valley for the coming weekend. Cheers and drink responsibly.
Pumpkin Altbier from Goldwater Brewing Co.
Be a basic beer snob this weekend with the sweet sip of a pumpkin spiced Altbier from Goldwater Brewing. I remember having one on draft at the Mesa taproom when it was released last year and it’s pumpkin pie in a glass. It’s available in cans and on tap starting Friday, October 1 at the Scottsdale and Mesa locations.
Frankenwally from Wren House Brewing
The monster is alive! You can run for your lives or run over to the Wren taproom on 24th Street and pick up this Halloween–themed triple IPA bursting with dankness and flavors of grapefruit and mango. Frankwenwally awakens at 10% ABV and goes on sale starting Friday.
Still Works Pale Ale released earlier in the week and is available in four-packs or on tap.
Oktoberfriends from Arizona Wilderness Brewing
There’s nothing better than enjoying a fresh cold one with friends. The folks over at AZ Wilderness collaborated with Wren House on this new Czech Amber Lager festbier. It releases on Thursday, September 30 along with Minus the Middle fresh harvest IPA. Look for both on draft and in cans at the Gilbert and Phoenix locations.
Schlafriger Wal from Tombstone Brewing Co.
Good luck pronouncing this beer’s name when ordering at the bar. Might we suggest picking it up in cans to avoid any confusion? Anyway, here is another Oktoberfest Marzen-style collab – this time between Tombstone and The Sleepy Whale (the popular bottle shop/bar in downtown Chandler).
Oktoberfest Celebration at Pedal Haus Brewery
Think you can hold a stein of beer the longest? If you’re up to the challenge, check out the block party at the downtown Chandler Pedal Haus location on Saturday. Live polka music, German food and beer, and traditional Oktoberfest games are on the menu. Tickets required.