Late summer and fall lent itself to Weyerbacher’s Imperial Pumpkin Ale. My husband talks about it all year. When it’s not Imperial Pumpkin he’s talking about, it’s Troegs’ Mad Elf Ale. Now that Imperial Pumpkin season is over, it’s Mad Elf season! Let me tell you, Mad Elf is almost like tequila. Everyone has a tequila story. Almost every beer drinker I know here in central PA has a Mad Elf story, and they’re almost always full of shenanigans.
From the bottle:
A cheerful creation to warm your heart and enlighten your tongue. Fermented and aged with spciy yeast, this ruby red beer delivers subtle cherries and enticing aromas.
When I asked my husband what his take on the beer was he said “Honey and cherries!” (that’s on the bottle) Yes, I live with a smartass. It obviously tastes good or it wouldn’t be one of the beers he talks about all year long. I guess I should know better than to try to get him to articulate his thoughts during a football game too.
Obviously other people in central PA have the same love for Troegs’ Mad Elf Ale because once it gets around that it’s in stores, it becomes like trying to find a Wii those first couple years they hit stores – very elusive. This is another one of those seasonal beers that we stock up on while it’s available, and then hoard, I mean save it to savor in our basement where it’s cool and dark – perfect for storing beer.
*If you’d like more on Troegs, I made some cupcakes using their Javahead stoudt beer.
Do you have a favorite seasonal beer?