Beer Release: Get It Now (Again) … New Belgium Brewing’s Hoptoberfest Golden Ale returns

image courtesy of New Belgium Brewing Company

Hard to believe with the current average temperatures but Fall is coming. Who the heck knows what kind of weather we will have. One thing is for sure, the Autumn / Fall beers are coming and we couldn’t be happier.

If you need additional incentive you have only New Belgium and Hoptoberfest to blame.

Hoptober Golden Ale, New Belgium Brewing’s fall seasonal, is ushering in the cooler fall months with its complex hop profile and depth of flavor. Hoptober, which New Belgium originally introduced in 2009, is a medium-bodied ale that brings five hops and four malts together to create a creamy mouthfeel.

Centennial, Cascade, Sterling, Willamette and Glacier hops form a bonfire of citrus notes, fruity cheers and a bold finale in this multifaceted fall seasonal, which also combines pale and wheat malt mashed with rye and oats.

“Hoptober embraces the shift to fall with an abundance of flavors,” said Bryan Simpson, New Belgium spokesperson. “The variety of hops make it a great fall beer, with the perfect balance to quench your thirst after a fall bike ride.”

Hoptober, with 40 IBUs and six percent ABV, is available through October in most states where New Belgium is sold. To locate Hoptober in your area using New Belgium’s Libation Locator or for suggested food pairings and additional information about Hoptober, visit

About New Belgium Brewing Company

New Belgium Brewing Company, makers of Fat Amber Ale and other Belgian-inspired beers, began operations in a tiny Fort Collins basement in 1991. Today, the third largest craft brewer in the U.S., New Belgium produces eight year-round beers; Fat Tire Amber Ale, Sunshine Wheat, Blue Paddle Pilsner, 1554 Black Ale, Abbey, Mothership Wit, Trippel and Ranger IPA, as well as a host of seasonal releases. In addition to producing world-class beers, New Belgium takes pride in being a responsible corporate role model with progressive programs such as employee ownership, open book management and a commitment to environmental stewardship. For more information, visit

As always if you can’t find New Belgium’s Hoptoberfest near your, ask your grocer or server to buy some!


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