If you marked your calendars accordingly then you know today is “Fall Beer Freedom Day.”
Congratulations, you’ve made it. No longer do you have to fret being scorned and ridiculed by your fellow beer drinker for popping the cap on a pumpkin beer or having your first Marzen on draft.
It’s okay now. You’re in a safe place.
If you’re just joining us, then welcome. And you’re probably wondering what “Fall Beer Freedom Day” is? The premise is pretty simple; we wanted to make a hard and fast rule (that’s actually more suggestion than mandatory recommendation) of when it’s acceptable to drink the likes of Pumpkin beers, Oktoberfests and other offerings associated with Autumn.
We felt it necessary to do so in hopes of sending a message; that Fall beers are meant for the Fall, not the Summer. You see, each year some brewers seemingly ship out their Oktoberfests and Pumpkin beers earlier and earlier. We’ve seen them in early August in previous years but this year they started showing up on shelves in July. JULY!
We are taking up this cause, not because we want to whine or complain, but because we care. Because we love Fall. We love the sports and the temperature change and the food and most definitely the BEER.
So let that beer come when it’s time. When farmers are mid-way through the spring wheat harvest. When two-a-days are finished. When you’re thinking stockpot over grill.
Today, it is time.