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Are you starting to get bored with drinking the same beer all of the time? Maybe you’ve tried to drink other beers, but you took too big of a first step? Well, Summer is here, and with each season comes new beer releases. There are plenty of fantastic beers to choose from here in Western PA. If you already have a couple of favorites, good for you! But, I recommend playing the field a bit this year. After all, variety is the spice of life (except for when it comes to spouses and/or significant others).
AMBER/VIENNA LAGERS: Brooklyn Lager, Great Lakes Elliot Ness,
PALE ALES: Southern Tier Pale, Sly Fox Pheonix Pale Ale, Ellicottville Mow Master, Troegs Pale Ale, Erie Mad Anthony’s Pale Ale, Otto’s Mount Nittany Pale Ale, Anchor Liberty Ale, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Stoudt’s Pale Ale.
PILSNERS: Southern Tier Eurotrash Pils, Stoudt’s Pils, Erie Presque Isle Pils, Brooklyn Pilsner, Victory Prima Pils, Sly Fox Pikeland Pils, Voodoo Pilzilla, Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager, Great Lakes The Wright Pils.
SAISONS: Lavery Liopard Oir, Victory Saison Du Buff, Brooklyn Sorachi Ace, Saison DuPont, Flying Dog Wildeman Farmhouse IPA.
WHEAT BEERS: Victory Whirlwind Wit, Troegs Dreamweaver, Lavery La Bealtaine, Voodoo White Magic of the Sun, Brooklyn Summer Ale, Weyerbacher Blanche, Southern Tier 422, Stoudt’s Heifer-in-Wheat, Sierra Nevada Kellerweis, Flying Dog In-Heat Wheat.
Releases from our home state that should be on the shelves now:
Lavery: La Bealtaine, Liopard Oir, and Imperial French Ale
Victory: Summer Love, Headwater’s Pale Ale, and Otto Ale (in cork and cage bottles)
Voodoo: Big Black Voodoo Daddy, Wynonna’s Big Brown Ale, and Voodoo Love Child
Troegs: Perpetual Ipa, Pale Ale, and Java Head Coffee Stout
Otto’s: Slab Cabin Ipa and Double D (22oz bottles)
Weyerbacher; Double Simcoe and Merry Monks (Also be on the lookout for their new Last Chance IPA this month)!
Stoudt’s: Pils, Double IPA, and Tripel
Erie: Misery Bay, and Heritage Alt (they’ve gone year round with this one)!
Brooklyn Sorachi Ace (cork and cage) @ Wegmans & Upick6 Beerstore & Giant Eagle in Harborcreek & Six Pack (west)
Victory Twelve (cork and cage) @ Wegmans (both locations) and Upick6 Beerstore
Weyerbacher Merry Monks (cork and cage) @ Wegman’s & Upick 6 Beerstore
Dogfish Head Urkontinent (750ml) @ Upick6 Beerstore
Dogfish Head Sahtea (750ml) @ Upick6 Beerstore
Dogfish Head Chateau Jiahu (750ml) @ Upick6 Beerstore
Dogfish Head Red & White (750ml) @ Upick6 Beerstore
Dogfish Head Black & Blue (750ml) @ Upick6 Beerstore & Six Pack House of Beers (west)
Dogfish Head Burton Baton @ Upick6 Beerstore
North Coast Old Stock Ale 2012 (cork and cage: benefits Tsunami victims) @ Upick6 Beerstore, Six Pack (west), Giant Eagle in Harborcreek
Troegs Flying Mouflan (22oz bottle) @ Upick6 Beerstore
Schmaltz Hop Manna IPA (22oz bottle) @ Six Pack House of Beer (west) & Upick6 Beerstore
Schmaltz Funky Jewbelation (22oz bottles) @ Upick6 Beerstore & Lucky Louie’s
Avery Maharaja DIPA (220z bottle) @ Six Pack House of Beer (west), Harborcreek Giant Eagle, & Upick6 Beerstore
Avery The Czar Russian Imperial Stout (22oz bottle) @ Upick6 Beerstore.
Avery The Kaiser (22oz bottle) @ Upick6 Beerstore
Avery Hog Heaven(22oz bottle) @ Upick6 Beerstore
Avery The Reverend (220z bottler) @ Upick6 Beerstore
New Holland Oaked Hatter IPA (22oz bottle) @ Upick6 Beerstore & Giant Eagle in Harborcreek
New Holland Farmhouse Hatter (22oz bottle) @ Upick6 Beerstore
New Holland Black Hatter Black IPA (22oz bottle) @ Six Pack House of Beer (west)
Trappistes Rochefort 10 (11.2oz bottles) @ Upick6 Beerstore & Harborcreek Giant Eagle
Founders Cerise (12oz 4pk Fruit Beer brewed with Michigan Cherries) @ Wegmans, Giant Eagle (Yorktown & Harborcreek), and Upick6 Beerstore.
Founders Curmudgean @ Upick6 Beerstore
Founders Frangelic Mountain Brown (22oz bottle) @ Lucky Louie’s (across from Casino) & Upick6 Beerstore
Green Flash Le Freak (12 & 22oz bottles) @ Six Pack House of Beer (west) & Upick6 Beerstore
Green Flash Rayon Vert @ Upick6 Beerstore
Nebraska Hop God (750ml) @ Upick6 Beerstore
Weyerbacher Heresy (4pks) @ Upick6 Beerstore
Heavy Seas Siren Noire (220z bottle) @ Upick6 Beerstore
Heavy Seas Below Decks Barleywine (22oz bottles) @ Upick6 Beerstore
***Note*** These beers are not guaranteed to be on the shelf when you get there. That being said, I’ve spotted all of these on the shelves within the past week. Cheers and Happy Hunting!