Temperatures are dipping a little lower and daylight is getting a little shorter, but fall festivities are heating up. Autumn is the season for tailgating, bonfires, camping trips, hiking and more – but you’ll need your Manna Growler to keep your brew cold and ready for whatever fall activities are headed your way.
The Manna Growler can hold up to 64 ounces of beer (or your drink of choice), and it features a handy hinged lid so you won’t lose the cap in that pile of leaves you just raked.
The double wall construction and vacuum seal keep the contents inside chilled and ready for drinking for up to 24 hours, so you won’t have to worry about sipping on a warm beer two hours into your football tailgating session. While the outside temperatures may be anything but stable, the Manna Growler’s temperature stabilization is top notch.
But what are some of the best seasonal brews to fill your Manna Growler with? We’re glad you asked, because we’ve been enjoying these toasty, fall beers and can’t wait for you to try them too.
Can’t-Miss Favorite: Pumpkin Beer
Pumpkin beer might as well be crowned as the king of fall brew favorites. Who can resist the slightly sweet and spicy combination of pumpkin, cloves, and allspice that characterize most pumpkin brews?
That’s why we’ll be filling our Manna Growler up with the easy-drinking brew of a pumpkin ale, like the long-standing favorite Harvest Pumpkin Wheat Ale from Blue Moon.
Good to Know Growler Fact: Blue Moon was an early innovator with their pumpkin ale, which debuted in 1995 – making it one of the first widely-available pumpkin beers.
Get It While You Can: Wet Hop Ale
Hops are a main ingredient in the brewing process, but most hops are dried before being introduced into the mix. Fall brings an exciting time to the world of beer brewing, since freshly harvested wet hops are available starting at the end of August.
These wet hops add extra character to a brew, and produce a beer with a noticeably earthier flavor and aroma. The season to fill your Manna Growler with wet hops beer is short, since the majority of hops get dried for use in the upcoming year.
Try Sierra Nevada’s Northern Hemisphere Harvest for a true wet hop ale. The brewmasters make sure that the hops go from field to brew kettle within just 24 hours – capturing the most of the natural oils and resins that give wet hop ales their characteristic flavor.
Good to Know Growler Fact: Harvesting hops is a fall frenzy, since 90% of the world’s supply of hops is harvested between August 31st and October 31st.
Be German for a Day: Oktoberfest
Whether you’re of German descent or not, you can enjoy the flavors of Oktoberfest if you fill your Manna Growler with a Märzen-style beer.
These dark lagers are described as being full-flavored, and many are toasty with a light hops profile. For a true Oktoberfest-style lager, try the seasonal brew available from Great Lakes Brewing Company.
Good to Know Growler Fact: Munich malt gives a notable nutty, toffee, or “bready” flavor to beer. A little Munich malt is generally used in lighter ales; more Munich malt is used in heavier lagers.
Still Holding onto Summer: IPA
You just can’t let it go, can you?
You’re gripping your Manna Growler, insisting on one more day spent fishing on the boat sporting sun shades and reaching for more sunscreen.
We get it.
Sometimes, you just want to enjoy one more sunny Saturday. Whether you get your weather wish or not, you can make believe with a sip of summer thanks to a growler filled with a light and crisp IPA. Your beer will be even more refreshing thanks to the Manna Growler’s lock-tight vacuum seal, which keeps your bubbly brew carbonated and cold.
Pick a twist on a classic, like Leninkeugel’s Watermelon Shandy. A little sweet and a little citrusy, this is an easy-drinking summer brew that can put you in that easygoing frame of mind any time of the year.
Good to Know Growler Fact: Shandy beers were first introduced in 1922, when a German tavern owner feared running out of beer for parched cyclists that overtook his tavern after a local bike race. He mixed his brew with lemonade and soda, and shandy-style beer was born.
Fall’s Dark and Broody Drink: Stout
If you’re ready to give into autumn’s cool nights and warm fires, you need a dark and broody drink to sip on. Go for a deep, rich stout like Breckenridge Brewery’s Oatmeal Stout.
Fill up your Manna Growler with this brew and you’ll enjoy the flavor combination that comes from deeply roasted malts paired with oatmeal and a hint of coffee, tempered with the sweetness of dark chocolate. It’s a multi-layered stout with layered flavors, but it’s easy to drink and enjoy.Good to Know Growler Fact: Forty-percent of the world’s supply of Guinness, one of the most widely-recognized stout beers, is brewed in Africa – with Nigeria being the beer’s largest market in the world.