A Halloween tradition continues
Marty Hurney's firing was a staunch reminder that things change. Players come and go, coaches join organizations-- only to leave them years later. Through this one thing remains relsolute: Beer is amazing, and here at CSR Sir Pour believes in a Halloween tradition.
Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale
Every year for Halloween it's Weyerbacher that's the pick. The reason is quite simple: I think it's the best embodiment of the season.
Weyerbacher Brewing Company of Easton, PA was started by a husband and wife team in 1995. They're still a fairly small brewery, but each year they crank out a host of big, flavorful brews. Starting with their Raspberry Imperial Stout they began a tradition of big flavors blended with hoppy Imperial style ales. Today they distribute in 18 different states.
I got married to my wonderful, and enduring wife in January of 2008. My groomsmen knew how much I loved this ale that they bought out the entire stock at a local beer store in October, and kept it for three months only to unleash a case-load during my bachelor party... good times.
Sometimes a brew's nose and taste don't align- but not this one. You are hit up front with a big clove/cinnamon taste followed up by sweet pumpkin and finishing with the bitter hops and a bite of the alcohol on the finish. I find it to be an extremely complex and delicious brew. Both because of the flavor and high alcohol content (8.0% ABV) it's one to be had in small doses.
How it relates to the game
It's 8% alcohol... you'll probably need it.
It will fill you with joy... you'll probably need it.
It wont let you down... you definitely need it.
Available in large pint bottles for between $5-6, singles for around $3, or in a four-pack ranging between $9-11
Where to buy
Some grocery stores might have it, but you're better off seeking a dedicated beer and wine store.