Remember when Sam Adams tweeted a picture of a bottle of their Summer Ale in the snow back in March? Not surprisingly, their Oktoberfest hit market the same week we suffered from an oppressive string of 90+-degree days. Bottled-on dates on the first batch of Southern Tier Pumking to hit New York City were in early July, meaning they started brewing their fall seasonal in June.
Of note, an Instagram photo from the Tap 42 bar on July 12th says that “fresh” 2013 Pumking made its debut then.
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