Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Weyerbacher AutumnFest

Just three more days before vacation time, and just over a week before my favorite day of the year!

I love Thanksgiving - more specifically, I love food. Fortunately for me, I get to eat Thanksgiving dinner three times, not including the week's worth of leftovers that I bring home. Each one is different: I get the old school favorites at my grandparents' house for lunch on Thursday (sweet potato casserole, fruit & nut jello and cascade salad, etc.), my parents' house for dinner and a low-carb version, and the in-laws for dinner on Friday for a modern rendition of the classics.

All of them, of course, will be celebrated with lots of craft beer!

Tonight I am in the midst of a beer that sounds like it was made for such a time as this.

Weyerbacher AutumnFest is a 5.4% ABV, amber colored brew with a big three-finger head of off-white lacy foam. The label features a farm scene complete with barn and scarecrow,

The beer smells sweet of toffee and molasses. The first sip is robust and malty with syrupy bubblegum sweetness and earthy maple flavor. Not too thick like some of the Fall/Winter brews out right now, but heavy enough to knock the chill off and retain its flavor. Good stuff!

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