I saw Magic Hat Hex as early as three weeks ago, and since then most other seasonals have showed up, including my own. The only popular one I haven’t seen in stores yet is Sam Adams, and I’ve heard that’s out too. Traditionally Oktoberfest, the real one in Munich for the last 201 years, is celebrated for the 16 days prior to the first Sunday in October.
It’s my favorite season as well. This is why I chose an Oktoberfest to brew as my wedding favor. Two of my favorite brands are Sam Adams and Brooklyn, although there are plenty of other tasty and excellent varieties out there. I’m not as big a fan of the pumpkin ales, but I’m interested to try Six Point’s Autumnation now that it’s going to be available in cans that I can get without going to the right bar. Interestingly, the third Google result for Six Point Pumpkin is a post about how if you don’t like pumpkin ales you’ll like this, although it refers to last year’s variety.
So lots of fun and interesting beers to try. I just hope they stick around long enough for me to try enough of them before the next beer season rolls around!