Fall is usually all about pumpkin: Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Porter, and, of course, Pumpkin Spice Latte. This list, however, is not all about pumpkin. It’s an ode to all flavors – pecan, maple syrup, and yams – of fall. Cozy up with your favorite ice cold brew, and get a taste for the top craft beers to sip while the weather cools off and the colors start to change.
Founders Brewing Co. – Harvest Ale
This wet hopped ale brewed in Grand Rapids, Michigan pours a hazy golden color with 1-2 fingers of crisp white head. It tastes and smells of fresh fruit citrus and has hints of bitter pine. This IPA perfectly balances hops and malts to produce a juicy and flavorful brew for fall.
See if this popular IPA is close by: http://foundersbrewing.com/find-our-beer/
Dogfish Head – Punkin Ale
This Punkin Ale out of Delaware made its debut in 1994 and still stands the test of time when it comes to rich and creative flavor. This brown brew is boasting with pumpkin, caramel, spices, and brown sugar. It is the perfect addition to your Halloween party or a companion to cool nights by a bonfire.
Find this pumpkin classic near you: http://www.dogfish.com/brews-spirits/fish-finder.htm
Stoudts Brewing – OktoberFest
This copper colored lager is a specialty of Ed and Carol “Queen of Hops” Stoudt and a staple at their annual Oktoberfest in Pennsylvania. This authentic Marzen boasts a lasting aroma with hints of hops and soft caramel notes. It goes down nice and smooth with just enough kick to keep you enjoying the music and German festivities on those cool October nights.
Samuel Adams – Octoberfest
One of the most beloved Oktoberfest beers, this brew combines a variety of hops and malts to create a rich and bready flavor. The spices pull through even with the sweet hints of toffee, caramel, and brown sugar. This crisp roasted malt is perfect for tailgating or as a breakfast beer on Sunday.
Pick up this brew near you: https://www.samueladams.com/find-a-sam?beer-key=octoberfest
The Bruery – Autumn Maple
This Belgian style brew out of Orange County, California combines its yeast strain with a variety of molasses, maple syrup, yams, vanilla, allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg to yield a bold beer. This slightly sweet yet spicy ale perfectly pairs with all the turkey and trimmings you’ll be savoring this season.
Find this Belgian beer near you: http://www.thebruery.com/beer-locator/
Midnight Sun Brewing Co. – T.R.E.A.T
Out of Anchorage, Alaska comes The Royal Eccentric Ale Treatment or as it’s more commonly known, T.R.E.A.T. This porter pours an opaque liquid laced with chocolate, sweet spices, and pumpkin that is bound to satisfy your candy craving this season.
Check to see if this treat is somewhere near you: http://midnightsunbrewing.com/beer/t-r-e-a-t-imperial-chocolate-pumpkin-porter/
Did we leave out your? Let us know which craft beers you recommend for Autumn.