While dodging the ghosties, ghoulies, and drunk drivers this weekend, beer lovers should take note of Rubicon‘s annual Hoptoberfest celebration. Throughout October, they have featured pale ales, IPAs and double IPAs from brewers across the West Coast. This weekend, all of these beers will be available along with two versions of one of Rubicon’s hoppiest offerings, Hop Sauce.
In addition to well-known standouts from Anchor, Speakeasy, Bear Republic, Firestone Walker, Lagunitas and Deschutes, make sure you sample some great beers that are rarely seen in the area. Sierra Nevada’s new Estate Harvest Ale is creating a huge buzz among beer lovers and is in limited supply. Russian River is best known for the legendary Pliny the Elder, but less appreciated is their stellar house IPA. Moonlight Brewing Bombay by Boat has been a Bay Area favorite for almost two decades but Sacramento native Brian Hunt generally limits his distribution to that section of California. Another Sacramento expatriate, Matt Sager, brewed the impressive Hopsaur for Great Basin. Iron Springs Casey Jones Imperial IPA will make you want to drive that train up to Fairfax to check out their small brewpub with an incredible beer menu.
Complete list of Hoptoberfest offerings after the jump.
Anchor â€“ Liberty Ale
Lagunitas â€“ IPA
Stone â€“ IPA
Marin â€“ IPA
Moylanâ€™s â€“ IPA
Firestone Walker â€“ Union Jack, Double Jack
Russian River â€“ IPA
Moonlight â€“ Bombay by Boat
Full Sail â€“ IPA
Dechutes â€“ Mirror Pond
Mendocino Brewing Company â€“ Imperial IPA
Triple Rock â€“ Single Hop Experiment Amarillo
Great Basin Brewing Company â€“ Hopsaur
Sierra Nevada – Celebration Ale, Estate Harvest Ale
Speakeasy â€“ Big Daddy IPA
Bear Republic â€“ Racer 5 IPA
Iron Springs â€“ Casey Jones Imperial IPA
Auburn Ale House â€“ Gold Digger IPA, Gold Digger Cask IPA
Lost Coast â€“ Indica Pale Ale
Rubicon â€“ Hop Sauce
Rubicon – Hop Sauce Cask