Things are going to start warming up in craft beer here in the Ozarks for the next few months. Oktoberfest and Pumpkin Beer season is fast approaching and all of the local breweries, shops, and distributors are gearing up for some great seasonal and special releases.
First up, Mother’s Brewing Company wants you to go Old School with their Oktoberfest. It’s out on tap now and out in six-packs, as well. They also brewed their GABF Pro-Am entry with Nathan Hopper, who won last year’s Art of Darkness Fall Competition hosted by The Zymurgists of the Ozarks. They will have his “Riding Dirty” beer available at the brewery in the next few weeks, as it will need to be sent to the GABF folks in the next 20 days or so.
In addition, they are working on some pretty special projects, but they won’t tell me anything about them other than giggling like children while telling me nothing of significance. I did glean from Tim Ryan that they will be launching a rebranded form of Fancy Pants next month. They are also planning on expanding the bomber line, but won’t divulge any details as of yet. With a little luck, I can get a bit more detail in the next week or two, so keep watching the Rundown.
Here is the current Mother’s Tasting Room tap list:
- Super Doozy!
- Holy Mole
- Sexual Healin’
- MO Cider
- Grow Cukes, Not Nukes
- The Outlaw Josey Wales
- Sideshow Bob
- Training Wheels
- Table Saison
- Ales for ALS
- Thing 1: Sum’r Wheat
- Thing 2: Sum’r Wit
Leaky Roof Meadery has successfully canned their mead, and you should see it in stores beginning this week, beginning with their Strawberry Mead. It will roll out over time, but you can find them at Brown Derby, Hy-Vee, Price Cutter, and several other places. They also hope to have their Bond Burner, which is a fan favorite, available at bars and in cans by the end of the month. They say “No promises, but we’re getting close”.
Start watching out for your favorite Oktoberfest and Pumpkin beers as we roll into the middle of summer. Each year, they get a bit earlier, but that’s because people like it that way. I’m typically inclined to grumble about it like an old curmudgeonly beer snob, but I get excited for Oktoberfest beers.
Watch out for the following, which will be coming out very soon:
- Old School Oktoberfest
- Leinenkugel’s Oktoberfest (Out now)
- Santa Fe’s Oktoberfest (One of the coolest cans for an Oktoberfest beer)
- Schlafly Pumpkin
Well, that about does it for the Rundown this week. We’ll have more release news for you next week.