Craft on Tap: Our “Ultimate Autumn Six-Pack” Picks

glass of unfiltered Hefeweizen beer surrounded by fall leaves, backlitHello everyone, after taking a bit of a hiatus from updating this site I wanted to return with a brand-new recurring column: Craft on Tap. This will be examining another passion of mine: Craft Beer!! While this is still very much a pop culture blog mainly focusing on movies, comics, TV shows and such, I would like to argue that craft brewing is very much a part of pop culture. Like comics and movies, the craft beer scene has spawned a rapidly growing army of beer “geeks” (aka people that are fiercely loyal to the smaller craft breweries). Therefore, I think it’s only fitting to implement craft beer into this blog.

As autumn officially kicks in, most of us are already feeling the change in weather as the days grow shorter and the air turns colder. With this change in seasons, it’s also a time that the lighter beers of summer are swapped out for darker ales. With so many beers to choose from ranging from nut brown ales to an endless list of pumpkin ales, it can be quite intimidating to decide what beers to give a try during the next few months. So, to possibly guide you in a beer-Jedi-sort-of-way, I’ve compiled a list to make a “custom 6 pack” of Autumn beers (unlike most six-packs this will list a few bombers as well) To give the list a little diversity, I got some fellow friends and craft beer aficionados to compile their own custom autumn beer 6-pack lists as well (some duplicates exist but that just means we’re on the same wave-length). Of course, I am a strong believer in supporting your local craft brewery, so above all, this should definitely be a companion to drinking the local stuff.

For these lists, there’s 3 key stipulations/things to disclose about our selection process:

  1. The beers have been tasted (there’s so much beer, so little time/body limitations to try them all…plus it’d be bullshit to rattle off beers that we didn’t try first). So in other words “duh!”
  2. The beers can be found in stores (there’s plenty of breweries that are “on-tap only” that I’m fiercely loyal to, but unless you live near us, this list won’t help you out much, plus it isn’t designed to provoke a “I have better places to drink than you” pissing contest), so these can hopefully be found in your local stores as well.
  3. The beer is distributed to Colorado. That’s where the three of us are located currently. This stipulation also obviously mirrors stipulation number 1. There’s plenty that I tried at the Great American Beer Festival and wish that came this way (I’m looking at you 3 Floyds, Sun King, Cigar City, Jester King, Heavy Seas and Brooklyn Brewery!!) Needless to say, I’m sure there are possibly some blasphemous omissions from the following lists, but there’s also a very good chance that it hasn’t been tried or made available out here. Plus you can sound off below in the comments!

Anyway onward to the beer! (FULL ARTICLE)