The shifting seasons always has us jacked into busy mode behind the scenes here at Woodcock Bros. September is our busiest events month of the year, bringing us Dust Off Your Kilt, NY Fall Beer Fest, Cocktoberfest and Barks & Brews to name just a few — not to mention Buffalo Beer Week and all the events and tastings scheduled for that regional celebration. In spite of the busyness of the month, September also brings us down to earth, literally, in the form of one of beer’s core ingredients — hops.
September is wet hop season. For the last several years we’ve brewed wet hop IPA’s consistently using NYS grown hops. The effect of using hops directly grown in our region gives off a subtly unique flavor profile that can only be experienced utilizing the wet hop method of brewing – i.e. only using freshly harvested hops driven right to the brewery for a scheduled brew day. This year we were able to acquire Michigan Copper and Centennial wet hops both for a 100% NYS grown Michigan Copper IPA and a 100% NYS grown Centennial IPA. Look for these seasonal brews in late September.
September also brings us draft and cans of our traditional style Märzen – Cocktoberfest. Draft available now, cans coming mid-September!At the end of October, at our annual Halloween party we’ll be releasing our winter seasonal fan favorite Stiff Mitten on Draft and in cans. Details on this party and release coming soon in our ‘events tab‘.
This November marks our 7th, count ’em, 7TH anniversary. Our anniversary party this year is shaping up to be just as epic as ever. We’ll be tapping special limited release drafts, and possibly a big, special, (super hoppy) can release. *wink*The last month of 2019 will bring our customers and fans lots of new, fun and delicious brews pumping out of both locations. Our Ugly Sweater Party will be rocking as usual, and there may be a few can releases in the works.
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