Autumn is one of the best times of the year to be a beer drinker. With the fall months come temperate climates and more opportunities to enjoy a relaxing beer in the outdoors. High-end breweries also release tons of specialty beers during this time of year, so use this beer guide to get the most out of your fall beer selection.
- Oktoberfest Offerings: No autumn would be complete without a tasty Märzen (or Oktoberfest) beer. These Bavarian pale ales are the unofficial stars of the fall beer season and also happen to be important to the festival’s original history. According to legend, the Oktoberfest Märzen got their name because beer brewers would store them until the October festival to enhance the beverage with extra flavors.
- Pumpkin Beverages: Pumpkin-flavored beers are among the most popular seasonal autumn beers. Pumpkin beers come in a wide range of bodies, colors, and tastes too. Dogfish Head Pumpkin Ale is a great choice for beer drinkers looking for a full pumpkin flavor without an overbearing taste. Those looking for a stronger pumpkin flavor and a taste of history should try Buffalo Bill's Brewery’s Original Pumpkin Ale. This brew is reported to be originally designed by George Washington.
- Fall Flavors: There are tons of other rich, rustic flavors that make up the fall season’s beer selection. The Samuel Adams "Hazel Brown" brown ale evokes the strong flavor of malt, cocoa, and toffee. You might also enjoy the sweet molasses flavors of Autumn Maple from The Bruery. Take advantage of the fall beer selection this year and you can enjoy a full range of original flavors.
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