SEASONAL BEERS

 
Our seasonal beers are available in annual rotation during specific months each year to regularly give you something to look forward to! Celebrate holidays with beers like Penn Oktoberfest and St. Nik Bock, or enjoy beer flavors that capture the essence of the season, such as Tangerine Swirl Ale and Chocolate Meltdown Stout. Our seasonal beers are available both on draft and in bottles, and you can find them at Penn Brewery, beer distributors, bars & restaurants, and select grocery stores.
 
Chocolate Meltdown​

Our Chocolate Milk Stout. A very dark, full-bodied ale.  Hints of roasted caramel malts along with luscious Betsy Ann milk chocolate mingle with lactose sugar for creaminess in every sip. Cited by Modern Brewery Age as "the most chocolately of them all" in a tasting panel of several chocolate beers.

Details

Style:  Stout
Alcohol content:  5.5% ABV
Availability:  January-February
Packaging Formats:  24-pack case,12-pack case, six pack, draft

Specs:
OG/plato:  12.5
FG/plato:  3.5
IBUs:  25
Hops: Perle
Malt: Two-row, Chocolate, Black, Caramel, Roasted Barley, Flaked Barley, Betsy Ann Milk Chocolate, and Lactose.


Awards:

 


 Great American Beer Festival®, Chocolate Beer Category, Bronze Medalist, 2013

 
Penn Märzen

Our Spring Munich-style Fest Beer. Malty and copper-red in color, Märzen has a full mouth feel with a slightly sweet caramel characteristic and just enough hops to add balance. One of beer critic Michael Jackson's "Top 24 Favorite American Beers."

Details

Style:  Märzen
Alcohol content:  5.5% ABV
Availability:  Seasonal: January - April

Packaging formats: six-pack, 12-pack, 24-pack, draft
 
Specs:
OG/Plato:  13.6
FG/Plato:  2.5
IBUs:  20
Hops:  Perle
Malt:  Two-row, Caramel, Dextrin, Munich, Black malt, Carafa, Carahell

Reviews:
  
"Full malt aroma and creamy head are a preview to the satisfying, real, honest-to-goodness character of the best of the best Oktoberfest/Marzen-style beers being brewed anywhere in the world."  -Charlie Papazian, All About Beer magazine, May 2004

An amber-colored spring fest beer, Penn Märzen has full flavor and body. Highly rated by the National Beverage Tasting Institute.
  
"One of my Top 24 Favorite American Beers!"  -Beer Critic Michael Jackson

 
Tangerine Swirl

Tangerine Cream Ale. Citrus forward, American hop aroma, and a hint of real vanilla and cream.  Tangerine Swirl is made with real tangerine and Madagascar vanilla. Summit and 7c's hops, two-row malt, and a touch of lactose make this effervescent beer a citrusy, creamy summertime treat. Tangerine Swirl has 5.3% ABV and 25 IBUs. Look for it in six-packs, 12-packs, and on draft beginning in May.

Details

Style:  Tangerine Cream Ale
Alcohol content:  5.3% ABV
Availability:  May release

Packaging formats: 12-pack, 6\six-pack, 24-pack, draft
 

Specs:

OG/plato:  12.0
FG/plato:  2.9
IBUs:  25
Hops:  Summit and 7c's
Malt:  Two-row, Munich white wheat
Other:  Lactose sugar, Madagascar vanilla bean, tangerine peel

 
 
Pumpkin Roll Ale

This deep orange-colored ale is made with real pumpkin puree and overflows with the rich flavors and fragrances of nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, and ginger. Lactose sugar adds a sweet, creamy finish.

Details

Style:  Spiced Pumpkin Ale
Alcohol content:  6% ABV
Availability:  Seasonal beer available July-September. 
Packaging Formats:  6-pack, 12-pack, 24-pack, draft

Specs:

OG/Plato: 14.7

FG/Plato: 4.0

IBUs:  21
Malts:  Two-row, Caramel, Chocolate,  and Mattis, with Lactose 
Hops:  Perle, Willamette

Spices: Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove, allspice

Oktoberfest​

Oktoberfest-style Beer. A rich, copper-colored Munich-style fest beer. Malty and medium-bodied, Penn Oktoberfest features nutty, toasty, slightly roasted, and caramel characteristics with a well-balanced hop bitterness.  One of our most popular brews. 

Details

Style:  Münchener/Bavarian Oktoberfest
Alcohol content:  5.5% ABV
Availability:  Seasonal - Oktoberfest celebration bier (August - October)

Packaging formats: 24 pack,12-pack, 6-pack, draft


Specs:
OG/plato:  12.8
FG/plato:  2.5
IBUs: 25
Hops:  Perle
Malt:  Two-row, Caramel, Carahell, Vienna, and Carafa

Awards:


Outstanding Oktoberfest Beer East of the Mississippi - Bon Appetit Magazine


 Great American Beer Festival®: 2008 - Bronze Medal, Dortmunder or German-Style Oktoberfest

 
Nut Roll Ale

Our Holiday Spiced Ale. A semi-sweet nut brown ale spiced with cinnamon and vanilla. Reminiscent of the nut rolls Grandma used to bake.

Details

Style:  Spiced Nut Brown Ale
Alcohol content:  5% ABV
Availability:  November-January

Packaging Formats: 6-pack, 12-pack, 24-pack, draft

Specs: 
OG/Plato:  13

FG/Plato: 4.1
IBUs:  20
Hops:  Perle, Willamette
Malts:  Two-row, Caramel, Chocolate, Biscuit, & Munich, with Lactose 

Spices: Cinnamon, Sweet Orange Peel

 
St. Nikolaus Bock & St. Nikolaus Bock Brewers' Reserve

Our Holiday/European-style Bock beer. A very rich, strong, malty lager, dark ruby in color with notes of chocolate and roasted malts.  Our St. Nik Brewers' Reserve version has a higher ABV of 9% and holds a silver medal from the 2011 Great American Beer Festival®. 

Details

St. Nikolaus Bock

Style:  Winter Bock Bier
Alcohol content:  6.5% ABV  
Availability:  Seasonal - Holiday Beer (November - January)

Packaging Formats: Six-pack, 12-pack, 24-pack, draft

Specs:
OG/plato:  15
FG/plato:  3.5
IBUs:  25
Hops:  Perle
Malt:  Two-row, Munich, Chocolate, Carahell,  Caramel, Carafa

St. Nikolaus Bock Brewer's Reserve

Style:Winter Doppelbock

Alcohol Content: 9% ABV

Availability: Seasonal holiday beer (November-December)

Packaging Format: 22-ounce bottles

 

Specs:

OG/plato: 18.5

FG/plato: 3.5

IBUs: 25

Hops: Perle

Malt: Two-Row, Munich, Chocolate, Dextrin Malt Carahell, Caramel, and Carafa


Awards:



 Great American Beer Festival®: 2011 - Silver Medal,St. Nik Brewer's Reserve, German-Style Doppelbock or Eisbock  


  
National Beverage Testing Institute: 2004 - Gold Medal (Score = 91. Highest rated American bock beer in 2004.)

 

Weizenbock

 

 

A strong, malty wheat-based beer. Combines the flavors of Weizen with the rich strength and body of a bock beer.

Style:  German-Style Weizenbock Beer
Alcohol content:  8.5% ABV
Availability:  March-April

Packaging formats: draft, 22 ounce bottles

Reviews:  
"A big-bodied, stronger, darker, maltier version of our Weizen beer. Bottle-conditioned with a beautiful dark ruby color."

Awards:



 World Beer Cup: 2008 - Silver Medal

 
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