Roll out the barrel, October is here. The Emporium coolers sigh with the weight of their precious beer. A number of the Octoberfest beers have sold out but we are trying to replenish them as we go.The Summit Octoberfest is already history. We do have more of the Flying Dog Dogtoberfest and the Harpoon Octoberfest. The Spaten Octoberfest is flying out the door by the case load!

A couple of new brews made their appearance this week. The Unibroue Seigneuriale (from Quebec) has arrived in 22 oz. bottles. This brown ale on lees is quite limited and quite tasty. Hop devotees must check out the Two Brothers Heavy Handed IPA. We have a few six-packs left.

Tomorrow we’ll have the beginning of Major League Baseball’s playoffs. BOO YANKEES! Football is in full swing. On the rural lanes of Greene County the hedgeball pitches are being groomed. What a wonderful time of beer! Enjoy! Happy Octoberfest!

Vick (the beer guy) Mickunas

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