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In Vermont, you get used to the changing of the seasons. Some people say that we even have a fifth season up here: mud season. Along with the changing weather, we have hunting seasons, fishing seasons, and, perhaps best of all, beer seasons. In spring we get hoppy, medium-bodied ales that give us hope that the cold will end soon. In summer we e ...

Seasonal Beer: What does it mean?

In Vermont, you get used to the changing of the seasons. Some people say that we even have a fifth season up here: mud season. Along with the changing weather, we have hunting seasons, fishing seasons, and, perhaps best of all, beer seasons.

In spring we get hoppy, medium-bodied ales that give us hope that the cold will end soon. In summer we enjoy light, crisp beers that go down smooth and easy and pair well with a day at the beach. As the leaves start to turn and the weather grows colder, we get into the fall season with pumpkin, Oktoberfest, and generally maltier beverages. Then when winter rolls in once more we go back to the darker, heavy beers that warm and fill us up for those bitter nights.

Having the year-round brews is nice because you can always get that one beer you’re craving any time. However, it is great having this seasonal variety as it creates an ever changing beer market and when seasonal beers release, there is a sense of excitement over the semi-exclusivity of the

Source: Vermont on Tap

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