The Fall Seasonals Are Here!

Well, the kids are back and school, the air is getting cooler, and football is on TV seemingly every day. This can mean only one thing: fall is upon us. While you may still have nightmarish flashbacks to your younger days when the advent of fall meant the dreaded return of homework, as adults we should be embracing fall! Not only are leaves starting to turn all sorts of pretty colors and your electric bill is finally starting to come down after months of running air conditioning, but we also get to revel in two of the finest seasonal beers out there: Oktoberfest and Pumpkin Ales.

We carry an outstanding collection of fall seasonals from the very best craft breweries in the world. Trust us, once you crack open one of these beers, you’ll agree with us that the fall is the best season.

Anderson ValleyFall Hornin’ Pumpkin Ale 

With a brilliant, deep copper hue and creamy beige-colored head, this pumpkin ale has inviting aromas of caramelized malt and baking bread with highlights of cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin, and seasonal spices. The pleasantly creamy mouthfeel and silky body embrace the sweet caramel flavors and tang of spices (with just hint of hops) that ends in a smooth, round finish.

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AtwaterBlöcktoberfest

Blöcktoberfest is this Detroit brewery’s take on the German fall lager that is perhaps the most well-known seasonal brew in history. This beer may be brewed in America but its German malt give a rich amber color and genuine German taste that will have you thinking that this beer came straight out of Munich.

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AyingerOktoberfest

This beer will taste like it came straight out of Munich too but this time, it’s because it actually did! RateBeer.com’s top rated Oktoberfest, Ayinger’s Oktoberfest is a rich, golden colored lager with a slightly sweet, malty nose and medium to big body and alcohol. It’s the perfect complement to traditional German fare like pretzels, pork, sauerkraut, and, of course, bratwurst.

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BrooklynOktoberfest

Brewed from the finest German malt and hops, Brooklyn Oktoberfest is true to the original style: full-bodied and malty, with a bready aroma and light, brisk hop bitterness. It also fully embraces the style’s origins as a festival beer, pairing perfectly with the sausages, chicken, burgers, and roasted meats that you’ll find at any authentic German festival.

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BrooklynPost Road Pumpkin Ale

Early American colonialists, seeking natural ingredients for brewing ales, turned to pumpkins, which were plentiful, flavorful and nutritious. Blended with barley malt, pumpkins became a commonly used beer ingredient. Post Road Pumpkin Ale brings back this tasty tradition. Hundreds of pounds of pumpkins are blended into the mash of each batch, creating a beer with an orange amber color, warm pumpkin aroma, biscuity malt center, and crisp finish.

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DeschutesJubeale

Alright, so, we might have snuck a winter ale in here on you but one taste of this dark, malty celebration ale and we think you’ll forgive the break in protocol. This deep garnet ale has layered flavors and beautifully balanced hopping that gives it a medium body, with notes of chicory, earth, spice, and fruit. Trust us, once you finish off a Jubeale, you’ll be busting out the Christmas ornaments, even if it is a little early.

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HofbräuOktoberfest

One of only six breweries in the world that can serve beer at THE Oktoberfest in Munich, it doesn’t get any more authentic than Hofbräu’s Oktoberfest. Bright golden in color, this lager possesses rich aromas of omelet and fresh baguette with a chewy dry-yet-fruit medium-to-full body and a long, sumptuous honeyed citrus and grass accented finish. Best enjoyed while wearing lederhosen, but taste great regardless of attire.

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IthacaCountry Pumpkin

While the Oktoberfest style has dominated the fall for decades, in recent years the Pumpkin Ale has become increasingly popular in the craft beer world. Ithaca’s take on this style is a medium-bodied harvest ale brewed with a medley of flavorful malt, pumpkin puree, Magnum hops, and a touch of seasonal spices. The masterful blend of 2-Row, Vienna, Munich, Caramunich and Honey malt with Magnum hops balances the sweet pumpkin with an aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and allspice to create a rich, malty ale for the autumn season.

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LagerheadsOktoberfest

When your name is Lagerheads, it’s pretty much assumed that you would have a tasty take on one of the all-time classic lagers, and the pride of Medina, Ohio does not disappoint. A smooth and malty amber beer brewed with the finest German malts, hops, and yeast, this is one that all the lagerheads out there will enjoy.

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Mt. CarmelHarvest Ale

From Cincinnati comes a fall seasonal that is neither an Oktoberfest nor does it contain any pumpkin flavoring. A homage to the harvest, this smooth, full-bodied and well-balanced Extra Strong Bitter (ESB) delivers a memorable dry hop finish.

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RogueDead Guy Ale

In the style of a German Maibock, this deep reddish amber ale is brewed using Rogue’s proprietary Pacman yeast, and possesses a malty aroma, rich hearty flavor and a well balanced finish. Dead Guy Ale is a modern day classic and has cemented itself as one of the go-to fall seasonals having won multiple awards including three golds at the World Beer Championships (2012, ’09, and ’08).

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SmuttynosePumpkin Ale

Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale is a homage to the craft and heritage of America’s brewers. Like in colonial times, Smuttynose adds pumpkin to the mash along with traditional spices to create a delicious American original. The result is a beer that’s not your typical pumpkin ale. As the Wall Street Journal put it, “This is the only pumpkin beer that rightly comes in a six-pack.”

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  Thirsty DogBarktoberfest

Another Ohio brewery; another great Oktoberfest. The Akron brewery’s clear copper take on the German classic is very malty with a hint of caramel balanced off with a uniform bite of hop bitterness. You’ll be barking with joy after just one sip.

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Thirsty DogPumpkin Ale

Quickly becoming a fall classic, Thirsty Dog’s Pumpkin Ale is brewed with the summer harvest of five varieties of pumpkin grown by the brewery in its native Akron. Only the freshest ingredients are combined with the hand-selected pumpkins, producing a rich, creamy, golden orange ale that taste great all fall.

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UintaPunk’n

This organic sessionable pumpkin ale is brewed with fresh pumpkin and seasonal spices. Malt and hops accented with roasted pumpkin and spices of the season and a subtle hint of vanilla and honey make Punk’n a wonderful compliment to foods with nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove flavors.

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VictoryFestbier

Friendship and camaraderie: the two keys to any festive event. That, plus beer. The perfect festival beer should be full-bodied, yet infinitely smooth. Seductively malty, but with a kiss of the hops for balance. This perfectly describes Victory’s Festbier. Painstakingly crafted from German malts, decoction brewed for full flavor, and carefully aged for depth of character. Gather with your friends for a festive moment of Victory!

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