A Guide to Fall Beers

September 23, 2019

Autumn is officially upon us, which means it's time to stay warm with tasty fall beers! Whether you’re a pumpkin fanatic or not, there’s a fall beer style out there for everyone. Aside from pumpkin, there are so many other types of fall beers to try: Oktoberfests, ciders, Ambers, Brown Ales, Stouts, and IPAs, to name a few. We’ll walk you through some of our favorite fall beer styles so you can stay cozy in your flannel this season.

Allagash Haunted House Hoppy Dark Ale

Allgash Haunted House
Photo by Thrillist

First up is one perfect for #spookyszn - Allagash Haunted House Hoppy Dark Ale. This ale is a delicious craft brew inspired by midnight Porters and Allagash's House Beer. An unforgettable mix of roasted barley and Blackprinz malt give this beer its "gravely dark hue" while three types of hops leave you with a "coffee-flavored bitterness and hauntingly complex malty palate," according to Allagash's website. Pair with brains and eyeballs to really feel the Halloween spirit.

 

Montauk Pumpkin Ale 

Montauk Pumpkin Ale
Photo by Montauk Brewing Company

Looking for the best pumpkin beers? Look no further. Montauk's Pumpkin Ale is full of delicious autumnal spices and a subtle hop aroma. Not too bitter, not too dark, this pumpkin ale will put you right in the time of the season perfectly. Even if you're not usually a pumpkin beer kinda person, we're sure this will give you a change of mind.

 

Harpoon Flannel Friday 

Harpoon Flannel Friday
Photo by Harpoon Brewery

Is it really fall without a flannel? The answer is no, so that's why Harpoon's Flannel Friday Hoppy Amber Ale is on our fall beer guide. Harpoon calls it their "tribute to the quintessential season of change" with its bright hoppiness and strong malt background. This one will keep you toasty during those crisp days and nights of the fall season. 

 

Bell’s Best Brown Ale 

Photo by Two Brothers Brewing
Photo by Bell's Brewery

I don't think Midwesteners would survive those brutal winters without Bell's Best Brown Ale to provide warmth and comfort when all feels lost. This brew features caramel and cocoa with a malt body that give it its warm flavor without feeling heavy. Even with a generous amount of hops, this Brown ale stays smooth and rich, all while being the perfect balance between dark and hoppy.

 

Long Trail Harvest

Long Trail Harvest
Photo by Long Trail

Sweet 'n soul-warming, Long Trail's Harvest is their seasonal Brown Ale made with Vermont maple syrup. This one’s sure to keep you cozy. Pair with warm apple or pumpkin pie for ultimate fall goodness.

 

Cigar City Good Gourd 

Cigar City Good Gourd
Photo by Cigar City

Good Gourd are we glad Cigar City made this beer! Pumpkin beer lovers will totally fall for this delicious brew of cinnamon, allspice, cloves, nutmeg, and vanilla. This is basically pumpkin pie in a bottle, or as Cigar City puts it, "A liquid monument to the glory of the pumpkin." We'd have to agree.

 

Two Brothers Atom Smasher 

Two Brothers Atom Smasher
Photo by Two Brothers Brewing

A fall beer list wouldn't be complete without an Oktoberfest-style beer, and we've got just the one for you. Two Brother's Atom Smasher is a staple in any beer fridge post-August. Oak-aged with flavors of roasted malt, caramel, and toffee, you won't want to be caught in the cold without this fall beer.