5 Beers And Ciders To Sample At BrewFest

Nothing like a tasty beer or cider and hot cup of chili on a crisp fall day in the mountains. Stratton’s annual BrewFest and Chili Cook-Off is next weekend and we can’t wait to see all of you up here. In preparation of the October festivities, we decided to put together a list of 5 beers and ciders we think you should sample during BrewFest. Whether you’re an IPA fanatic or prefer sipping on a cider, there’s bound to be something that you’ll enjoy.

UFO Beer: Pumpkin

We know how much the masses love a Pumpkin Beer this time of year. To create this tasty offering, UFO took their fall-spiced hefeweizen and added in pure pumpkin for that traditional fall flavor. Enjoy notes of real pumpkin and savory spices while sipping on these seasonal suds.

Pumpkin Beer, 5.9% ABV.

Shacksbury Cider: Sweater Weather

Not into beer? No worries! Shacksbury Cider has got you covered with their special edition, barrel-aged Sweater Weather Cider that has notes of warming spices and vanilla. Some even said hints of apple pie… yummmm.

Cider, 8% ABV.

The Shed Brewery: Shed Mountain Hazy IPA

The Haze Craze is undoubtedly real so you know dang well there will be some NEIPAs present next weekend. This one is brewed with Galaxy, Citra, and Simcoe resulting in tasty notes of tropical citrus. The Shed Brewery, “Brewed for adventure, this IPA is as vibrant and fresh as the Green Mountain air.”


Upper Pass Beer Company: Cashmere Hoodie

Whether you’re a beer snob or an occasional sipper, most can appreciate a quality Pale Ale. Per Upper Pass Beer Company, “Cashmere hoodie is our newest pale ale hopped with Cashmere and Centennial. With a lower ABV, this medium-bodied, slightly hazy pale ale was brewed to be an easy drinker.”

Pale Ale, 5.3% ABV

14th Star: Oktoberfest

A BrewFest in October… it’s only right. 14th Star’s rendition of Oktoberfest is just one of many that will be available to try next weekend. Per 14th Star Brewing Co., “Brewed with German malts and hops in the classic Märzen style — our seasonal malt-forward lager will give you exactly what you need as the fall weather sets in!”

Märzen Lager, 5.8% ABV

These offerings and so many more will be available to sample next Saturday. Join us for all of the HarvestFest Weekend festivities that will run from Thursday, October 5 through Monday, October 9. Next weekend is your last opportunity to hit the Stratton Bike Park or take a Scenic Lift Ride. Hope to see you here!

Published by Harley Smith on 10/1/2023