I have to agree with Rett here. Putting the Schell up against the Summit and Surly varieties is a guaranteed bronze for the New Ulm nectar. Not that its a bad beer, which it is not. It is just that it lacks the personality and “flava” of it’s Oktoberfest counterparts. On par with most Schell offerings, which always just seem to lack a little punch. Schell:the C-student Minnesota beer. Don’t get down, though, you can still be President.
I could Google it, but that just kills a conversation. What’s the significance of the blue and white checkered pattern with Oktoberfest? The Surly can just looks like a picnic tablecloth, but I became interested when I saw the pattern on a Schell’s Oktoberfest label. Anybody?
And for the record, this one is great. Having this beer at this time of year makes me proud to be fractionally German.
Surlyfest is a great tasting Oktoberfest style beer with a healthy dose of hops. I like many oktoberfest beers but this one is a little bit better because of the extra hops. Funny how that works, seems like you could add a little more hops to just about any beer and it would be better. Good job Surly!
Fall kicks ass. This year especially because it means I don’t have to water my new sod twice a day any more. And of course because of all the great seasonal beers. No not the Pumpkin ales, although I always buy a couple 6 packs, and I’m always a little dissapointed. I’m talking about Octoberfest. Continue reading Say no to pumpkin ales