Seasonal beers trickle into bars and store shelves

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Monday, August 24, 2015

CHICAGO (WLS) -- In another sign that fall is just around the corner, pumpkin-flavored and other seasonal beers are beginning to show up in bars and on store shelves.

This is earlier than ever for the popular brews, since there's more competition.

Last fall, the seasonal beers accounted for more than 20 percent of the nearly $20 billion craft beer market.

Of course the pumpkin flavored and Oktoberfest beers account for much of those sales.