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3 Best Beers to Try This Fall

3 Best Beers to Try This Fall

Just because hot summers are coming to an end doesn't mean you can't still enjoy an ice-cold beer from time to time. In fact, some of the best beers you can get your hands on are made and sold primarily in the colder months. Whether you've already got something in mind or are looking to experiment with some new flavors, you can expect plenty of great drinks to compliment your leaf watching. Here are three of the best beers to try this fall.

Spiced Beers

Spiced beers are a unique and refreshing take on the classic beer that's sure to warm you up while still quenching your thirst. A spiced beer doesn't necessarily have to be spicy (though there are some really nice chili pepper beers out there) as the name refers to different spices or flavorings used to give the drink a hearty, earthy, often herbaceous flavor. One of the most popular options in the fall especially is pumpkin or pumpkin spice beer, a drink that's sure to outpace any latte you might come across.

Try these brands:

  • Shipyard Brewing Company GingerBreadHead (Portland, ME) 4.6% ABV
  • New Belgium Lips of Faith Cocoa Mole (Fort Collins, CO) 9.0% ABV
  • Cigar City Brewing Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale (Fort Collins, CO) 6.4% ABV

Märzen Beers

Oktoberfest is responsible for some of the greatest innovations in the world of drinking, one of them being Märzen. Märzen, also known as Oktoberfestbier (Oktoberfest beer), is a German beer first produced during the original 19th century Oktoberfest. Toasty, malty, filling, and lacking in much of the bitterness beer is known for it, it's the perfect compliment to fall whether you're drinking at the bar or out there partying it up in your lederhosen. One of Märzen's notable traits is just how long it lasts, so don't be afraid to stock up.

Try these brands:

  • Surly Brewing Company SurlyFest (Brooklyn Center, MN) 6.0% ABV
  • Holy City Brewing Smoked Märzen (Charleston, SC) 5.7% ABV
  • Great Lakes Oktoberfest (Cleveland, OH) 6.5% ABV

Hard Cider

What list of fall beverages would be complete without some hard cider? If you're ever tired of drinking strictly beer, these delicious fruity concoctions are a great palette cleanser. Sweet, spicy, and absolutely screaming of fall, it's the perfect way to enjoy a slice of apple pie. You can even try it hot or cold depending on what you're in the mood for.

Try these brands:

  • Wölffer No. 139 Dry Rosé Cider (New York, NY) 6.9% ABV
  • Foggy Ridge Handmade Cider (Dugspur, VA) 7.0% ABV
  • Seattle Cider Pumpkin Spice Hard Cider (Seattle, WA) 6.9% ABV

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