15 Pumpkin Brews to Get You Through Fall
Fall time is here which means it's time to break out the pumpkin beer. To be a true basic fall (insert noun here), start your morning off with a pumpkin spice latte and end the night with a pumpkin beer/cider. Don't forget to Instagram it, pics or it didn't happen.
We have found some of the best fall-inspired brews that will bring out your inner PSL obsessed influencer.
According to their site, "Ace Pumpkin cider is a seasonal favorite. Its unique orange color and full rich flavor will leave you craving more...Ideal for Halloween and Thanksgiving this cider pairs well with or beef." This cider is spiced with cinnamon, clove, and allspice and tastes like a pumpkin pie.
This brew even comes with a cinnamon sugar rim if you get it at the brewery. According to their site, it is a, "...delicious vanilla pumpkin spice cream ale [that] will wash away your end of summer blues!"
This beer amps up the Halloween vibes by being brewed in a "witch's cauldron." They describe their pumpkin beer as, "Our traditional Alva Porter mixed in a witch’s cauldron with pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice!"
This yearly seasonal favorite comes around each September 1st. According to the brewery it is, "A full-bodied brown ale with smooth hints of pumpkin and brown sugar. We brew our Punkin Ale with pumpkin meat, brown sugar and spices."
This pumpkin spice lager sports a Halloween colored can from DuClaw. They say they, "...took the classic Munich Dunkel and added seasonal spices to create a new fall favorite." They use pumpkin, cinnamon, allspice, clove, and nutmeg.
This pumpkin ale is, "Amber colored ale with just the right amount of pumpkin flavor and spice! Like pumpkin pie in a glass!"
This brewery takes it farm to pint glass with their pumpkin ale. "Brewed with roasted pumpkins from [their] Pint Size Farm and a cornucopia of earthy autumnal spices. It’s a harvest in a glass."
The name alone deserves some brownie points. This beer is a pumpkin and yam beer, which I didn't know was a thing. I love yams. The brewery describes their beer as, "Brewed with pumpkin in the mash and boil, German noble hops, and organic cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and clove. A sweet and spiced seasonal favorite."
They also have their Famous Pumpkin Ale.
Gotta love names that rhyme. This pumpkin brew is actually brewed with real pumpkin and has, "The aroma of nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, and clove jump out of the glass creating an experience much like eating a slice of pumpkin pie on a brisk autumn afternoon."
The brewery's website has it as on deck to be put on tap. However, a quick Facebook search shows it's definitely a fan favorite.
This pumpkin ale has an ABV of over 8%. The brewing company describes how they make it, "We make a smaller version of our barleywine and add cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, and ginger to it for a decadent seasonal treat. Aromas of pumpkin spice abound in this medium-bodied, malt-forward beer."
Southern Tier doesn't mess around when it comes to their pumpkin beers. Yes, that was plural. They have not one, but 5 different brews.
Pumpking: ABV 8.6%, Imperial Ale
Pumpking Nitro: ABV 8.6%, Imperial Pumpkin Ale Nitro
Warlock Imperial Stout: ABV 8.6%, "Dark and mysterious, reanimate your senses with Warlock’s huge roasted malt character, moderate carbonation & a spiced pumpkin pie aroma."
Rum Barrel Aged Pumpking: ABV 13.4%, Rum Barrel Aged Pumpking
Cold Press Coffee Pumpking: ABV 8.6%, Imperial Pumpkin Ale with Cold Press Light Roast Coffee
Another brewery with multiple pumpkin beers.
Night of the Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale: 9.2% ABV "Made with pumpkin and spices, this easy-drinking Imperial brew goes down smooth. Hints of molasses, along with a blend of pumpkin spices, make this a perfect beer to go with your holiday dinner, dessert or a cigar after a big holiday meal."
Sinister Pumpkin Stout: ABV 6.2%, "A deep, dark, sinister stout, swirling with spices, with just enough pumpkin for fiendish flavor."
The brewery says that this pumpkin beer can be enjoyed on the beach or by the fire. It is described as, "This malty American amber ale is spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger. Taste the cool caramel pumpkin pie and the warmth of a spiced ale."
This one is another pumpkin and yam beer. Stingy Jack is made with, "Blend of spices & pounds of pumpkin make the foundation for this fall beer that tastes just like grandmam's pumpkin pie."