Golden ale, 8%
Michigan’s confusingly not-pumpkin heavy brewery offers up a great take on the Belgian golden ale, but amped up with barrel-aging and bottle conditioning, which means it gets better if it sits in the bottle -- if you can wait.
Imperial pale ale, 8%
Greensboro Bend, VT
As part of their Ancestral series, Hill Farmstead named this beer after their founder's great grandfather, drawing water from the well at his old home. But, more importantly, Abner’s water makes for a damn fine pale.
Neo-Berliner Weisse, 4.5%
Like a lot of Dogfish beers, little about Festina Peche is expected. It’s peachy, yes. It’s made with peach concentrate. But it’s not what anyone would call a fruity beer, and avoids having straightforward peachy sweetness. Instead, it’s an incredible flavor that’s tart and spritz and bitter all at once. Basically, every time you’ve sat outside on a porch in late August and started sweating and wanted a beer that had flavor and was refreshing and you could drink not to excess but almost, well, this is that beer. But maybe better.