Sean Suggests for September 2021

I am looking forward to GABF ’22. But thought I would toss in a few beers out now that could describe the mammoth Denver beer fest.

LIGHT

Russian River It Takes A Lot Of Great Beer – 5.2% “There is an old familiar saying in the wine business: “It takes a lot of great beer to make great wine!” Winemakers, cellar workers, and grape pickers alike rarely (if ever) reach for a nice big glass of red wine in the middle of harvest. Wine is quite delicious, but not very refreshing on a hot summer day. The beverage of choice during harvest is BEER! Ice-cold, refreshing, and thirst-quenching BEER! The beer in this bottle is a toast to our winemaking friends who work around the clock during harvest to make world-class wine right here in our own back yard!”

MEDIUM

Cellador ++Good- 6.4% “Fermented and aged in neutral French oak wine barrels with a mixed culture of saison years, brettanomyces and lactic acid producing bacteria. Brewed with Bohemian Pilsner Vienna, Spelt, Oats and Wildflower Honey.”

DARK

Radiant Beer Co. Another Saturday Night DIPA – 8.5% “Another Saturday Night, and you’ve got this tropical and citrus-forward, low bitterness double IPA loaded with punchy hop notes of mango sorbet, Maui punch pixie sticks, fruit sherbet, pineapple, and peach gummy candy. In an awesome way, it’s balanced with notes of ruby red grapefruit, a hint of pine, and a dry finish with well-hidden alcohol presence.”

Sean suggests for September

This month I bring you some fall seasonals. Two from either ends of the great state of California and one from where this whole Oktoberfest tradition began, Germany.

Sean suggests for September 2012

Just click that link twice to get a handy print out to guide your beer shopping.

And speaking of beer shopping, if you are based in L.A. like I am, you can turn your beer purchases into a free L.A. Beer Week hat! Bottle shops around town will be selling specially stickered bottles or you can pick up a logo’d cap like Eagle Rock or Browerij West and if you collect 12, you can turn them in for a cap. Caps for Caps.