Pumpkin Beer Season is upon us. Although, it seems to come earlier every year, I do look forward to a selection of pumpkin beers in the fall.
Whether or not you appreciate a pumpkin spice latte, there’s a lot to love about pumpkin beer, because the category is so diverse. Whatever you’re looking for; spicy, sweet, bitter, dark, or all of the above you’ll find one to enjoy.
We have a few exceptional selections at Bergseth Bros., to satisfy all your pumpkin needs during the season. Make sure to check with your Bergseth Bros. Sales Rep on pricing & availability.
Check out the Video Below as Samuel Adams Jack-O Pumpkin Ale was “featured” on Saturday Night Live – LOL!
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The air is getting crisp and the leaves are starting to turn which means it’s time for the return of O’Fest, our Oktoberfest Bier!
O’fest pours deep amber in color and is full of rich, toasty malt character with a subtle hint of spiciness and hop flavor. O’Fest is a malt-forward beer with a balanced bitterness and an incredibly smooth finish from the extended lagering time. It’s an ideal match for brats off the grill, tailgating season and pairs perfectly with crisp fall evenings
At Fargo Brewing, we strive to embody the culture we want to live and work in. We put pride in beer, love into our events, and community in hearts. Our staff comes from all walks of life, but they truly personify the craft culture that Fargo Brewing stands for. Come meet the crew at the FBC and see what the difference is between a job and a way of life.
Summit Brewing Releases House Party Variety Pack Vol. 2
Thursday, September 3, 2020, By Summit Brewing
It’s that time of year again. The weather begins to cool, night sets in a little earlier and we begin to trade our lackadaisical lakeside lounging for indoor gatherings. But, as with everything in 2020, our house parties may not look like what they used to. Instead of dancing cheek-to-cheek, we may be dancing on our own this fall. However, we at Summit Brewing are here to ensure that while you may be dancing with yourself, at the very least you won’t be dancing empty handed.
Summit House Party Variety Pack is returning for its second year. And this year, in addition to great brews, we’ve got some great tracks to go with your solo shindig. So, drop the needle and sip some suds!
Track 1. Don’t Stand So Close To Me
Of all our beers in the House Party Variety Box, our Summit Sága IPA just may be the only one aggressive enough to call out any party-goer not abiding by the 6-feet rule. With its combination of Rakau, Citra, Centennial, Amarillo and Bravo hops, our signature IPA is assertive and bold. While this epic hop mix creates bitter flavors, tropical aromas of kiwi, passion fruit and apricot add a balanced sweetness. So, while Sága IPA may not hesitate to tell you to back up, they’ll still do it nicely.
Track 2. Tubthumbing
Fans of the 90’s band Chumbawamba may recall this hit in which the singer shares stories of “taking a lager drink.” Well, we’ve got that covered. The lone lager in our House Party Variety Pack, Summit Keller Pils, is a lager you definitely want to drink. Highly awarded and favored among our brewing staff, Keller Pils is a traditional, unfiltered German Pils. Light flavors of citrus, honey and melon blend with a slight floral notes and bready aromas to create a clean, balanced finish. It’s so good, it may leave you singing songs that remind you of the good times!
Track 3. I Will Survive
After a brief summer hiatus, Summit Great Northern Porter has returned! The embodiment of this ballad, Great Northern Porter not only is coming back after a break but also is one of just two beers we continue to brew from our original 1986 line-up (Summit Extra Pale Ale being the other). This slightly sweet, slightly bitter brew maintains its roasted malt flavors with notes of caramel, coffee and chocolate. We are switching things up slightly, as this porter will now only be available in cans. Still the same great taste but with a sleek new look, Great Northern Porter is currently available exclusively in the House Party Variety Pack. In October, look for it in it’s own packaging!
Track 4. Someday, We’ll Be Together
As fans of our Summit Dark Infusion Coffee Milk Stout know, it’s important not to give up hope that one day things will return to normal. Originally brewed as part of our Unchained Series in 2016, Dark Infusion is the only Unchained beer to ever make a comeback. It was so popular in fact, it’s been brewed three times since. In its fourth reincarnation, we’ve changed up the recipe slightly. This year, the cold-brew coffee is provided by Minneapolis’ Big Watt Beverage. Available exclusively in the House Party Variety Pack, this brew is a reminder to us all that while we may have to wait – longer than we may want to – we will be together again.
Summit House Party Variety Pack is available now.
A German tradition we’re extremely proud of. Schell’s Oktoberfest is available now!
As August Schell Octoberfest Transitions into Season, New leadership is on Tap at the Brewery
New leadership on tap as Schell’s Brewery turns 160
By Tim Krohn Sep 1, 2020
Schell’s Oktoberfest is a Märzen (March) Festbier with a perfect balance of Pale, Munich, and Vienna malts which create its toasty backbone. In German tradition, this beer was originally brewed in March and laid down in the caves before the summer weather rendered brewing impossible. Stocks would be drawn upon heavily during the summer, and exhausted by the time October hit.
Keeping with true German tradition, Schell’s beer is brewed just once a year and leads us into the season’s Oktoberfest celebrations. New Ulm has the highest reported population in the United States with German ancestry so it is only fair that we strap on our traditional German garb and have a little fun (and some beer, of course). Next time you reach for an Oktoberfest, remember, it tastes best while dressed in your lederhosen!
Those who have had the opportunity to experience Oktoberfest in Munich will no doubt have vivid memories of the “halb hendl” or rotisserie chickens they serve with a side of French fries.
You will also find pork knuckles, wurst, kraut, assorted sausages, and salted white onions. Germans have perfected the art of pork and beer pairings by means of the sausage. The sweeter, toasty malt flavors and relatively subtle hopping pair well with rich but not strongly flavored pork. Soaking or cooking the brats in beer will only strengthen that marriage of flavors.
Moving away from the traditional pairings, Oktoberfest is a very versatile beer. Steaks and burgers fresh off the grill will pair nicely as long as they aren’t drowning in sauces.
Sweet-sauce pizza also works well, as the bready malts pair nicely with the tomato sauce and crust, while the crisp carbonation and light hops keep if from being cloying.
For cheese pairings, try highlighting the nutty, malty flavors of Oktoberfest with creamy, earthy, nutty varieties like robust Swiss, Emmental, and Gruyére.