The first day of fall isn't until September 22, but the weather here in NJ is telling a different story. Jogging has been great in the relatively cooler temps we've been having, and with high temps only in the 70s for the next 10 days, and relatively low humidity, those pumpkin and Oktoberfest beers that have been on the liquor store shelves for the last month (or in some cases longer), are finally starting to look good! I picked up a 6-pack of Cricket Hill's Fall Festivus from Little Brothers Beverage Outlet in Flemington, NJ. Cricket Hill is a brewery in Fairfield, NJ, not too far from where I live. I really need to make the short trip up to Fairfield to check them out!
According to Cricket Hill's website, their Fall Festivus is 4.8% and 42 IBUs. It pours a copper/orange color, with about a two finger width head that sticks around for awhile. Hops in the aroma and taste, mostly piney. There's a slight biscuity flavor. That's about it. I expected more of an Oktoberfest type beer, but this beer ended up being more of a pale ale . Pretty tasty though, especially for 4.8%. I could see myself having a few.
Thanks for looking!