Genesee announced bringing the fall vibes early this year with the return of two specialty beers: Oktoberfest and Cran Orange Kellerbier.
“There has been an ongoing debate for years about when we should release our fall beers,” said Tiffany Benning, brand manager for Genesee, in a statement. “As soon as we get that first cool day, I know Genny drinkers will be eager to reach for a can of Oktoberfest or Cran Orange Kellerbier. I also know that some fans aren’t above cracking one of these when it’s 80-degrees outside. Who are we to judge? Either way, it’s the perfect way to get excited for fall.”
Genesee Oktoberfest is a recipe inspired by centuries of brewing and Genesee’s proud German heritage, the company notes. Oktoberfest is a deep-golden lager, big on malt flavor and complimented by subtle herbal notes of noble hops, it says.
Kellerbier literally means “cellar beer” because it referred to any beer being aged under the brewery and served straight from the lagering vessel, it notes. First introduced in 2021, Genesee Cran Orange Kellerbier is brewed with both Genesee’s German heritage and the beer’s history in mind, but with a modern twist; the addition of natural cranberry and orange flavors, the company says. The result is a bright, refreshing lager with a perfect addition of cranberry and orange flavors to complement a light malt body, it adds.
Both beers are available to purchase in New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Vermont, Florida, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia.