In the past it was those first sips of chai and busting out the old Penn State hoodie that meant fall had arrived. Now it’s the welcome of fall beers. I love dunkels and brown ales, and you know I love stouts based on the original title of this blog. I’m happy to see that Sierra Nevada is launching a new fall seasonal this year to replace their anniversary ale. It’s the tumbler. I even like the name. When I fall –which happens a lot - I often say, “I took a tumble.” I was even voted “clumsiest” in the middle school year book
I’m not sure of all the ingreeds. But it’s got a nice roasted malt character (they even threw in some smoked malt)and is beautifully balanced by Challenger and Yakima hops. I love it like I love Indian Brown from Dogfish Head. It’s my favorite DFH beer. And this is quickly becoming my favorite Sierra Nevada. Pick up a sixer when you get a chance.