Changing Seasons Spur New Beer Offerings

HOUSTON, TX (September 23, 2013) – It may already feel like fall in parts of the country, but for folks living in Texas the only frosty thing you’ll find in this area is an icy cold beer in the fridge! Despite the balmy temperatures that some of us continue to experience well into the fall season, there’s no doubt beer aficionados as a whole still appreciate the warm, rich flavors that come from fall seasonal craft beers. Whether you enjoy a hint of pumpkin or a bolder complex blend of hops and spices, this year’s new varieties, along with the tried and true favorites, are sure to offer a beer that satisfies every taste profile.

“This year’s line-up of fall seasonals truly provide something for every taste,” explains John L. Nau, III, president and CEO, Silver Eagle Distributors. “So whether you gravitate towards German-style Marzens, Extra Special Bitters, red ales or pumpkin flavors, this fall there is a beer for you hitting store shelves or available at local bars.”

One of the newest beers on shelves this season is Karbachtoberfest from Houston-based Karbach Brewing Co. Bringing the flavors and vibe of Germany’s iconic Oktoberfest, this new seasonal is an authentic Bavarian-style Marzen, decoction mashed with Vienna and Munich malts, cold fermented and aged for six weeks. Pair this with a warm pretzel or sausage and celebrate Oktoberfest Texas-style! Look for this new seasonal at your nearest retail store or neighborhood bar.

Just when it feels like the dog days will never end, Sierra Nevada’s new Flipside Red IPA brings Texans a hop-infused fix that will remind you autumn is near. With its ruby-red hue and abundant tropical fruit and citrus hop flavors, Flipside Red IPA is the perfect beer to combat that final flash of summer.

As the days become shorter and the night’s sky fades into an inky blackness, Magic Hat’s new seasonal Séance is the perfect complement to those shadowy evenings. This dark, complexly concocted Saison offers rich, earthy hues and flavors that swing from a mild tartness upon the initial sip, to a more pronounced hop bitterness that sweeps the senses. Those with a sharp palette will also pick up on subtle hints of ripe fruit, making Séance a very uniquely flavored beer to sample.

Another bold beer to try this season is Goose Island’s Harvest Ale. A bronze medal winner at the Great American Beer Festival, this Extra Special Bitter (ESB) beer is made with Cascade hops and the richest Midwestern malts. Producing a fruity American hop aroma and toasty malt character, Harvest Ale will be an extra special beer worthy of your devotion.

As the old adage says, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” – beer connoisseurs can rest assure that fan favorites such as Saint Arnold’s Oktoberfest, Shocktop’s Pumpkin Wheat and Woodchuck’s Pumpkin, along with many more favorites, also have returned this season to tempt taste buds with the savory flavors of fall.

So, whether you’re tailgating at a football game, leisurely enjoying a cold one on the porch, or meeting friends at your favorite bar, be adventurous this fall and sample of few of the season’s incredible line-up of craft beers!

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About Silver Eagle Distributors
Silver Eagle Distributors, L.P. is the nation’s largest Anheuser-Busch distributor and one of the largest Grupo Modelo distributors in the country. Silver Eagle employs more than 1,300 employees that serve 16 counties in Texas through operations in Houston, San Antonio, Conroe, Cypress and Rosenberg. Silver Eagle also distributes a broad selection of import brands, microbrews and craft beers and several non-alcohol beverages and waters. For more information, visit;