Five Fantastic Fall Beers
For some, it may be hard to accept that fall has already arrived — but not for beer lovers. The arrival of fall means a fresh crop of some of the year’s tastiest beers, which are a welcoming departure from the pale ales and lighter beverages we all enjoyed throughout the summer months.
From tailgating and apple picking to enjoying harvest festivals, attending holiday gatherings, going on outdoor excursions and more, there isn’t a fall activity we can think of that isn’t made better by having a beer that complements the season in hand. While you may have come to expect pumpkin beer to make a much-anticipated appearance in autumn, there are plenty of other flavors for you to try this season — and there’s at least one that will pair well with whatever meal or activity you have planned.
The Best Fall Beers for 2017
If you’re looking for fantastic fall beers that should be on your must-try and must-have-again (and again) lists, you’ve come to the right place. Here are five fall beer flavors you should make it a point not to miss:
1. Bell’s Best Brown Ale
Just as fashion trends change from year to year and season to season, so do trends in beer preferences. While that may be the case, this yummy beer may be the beer industry’s equivalent of a little black dress — classic, always in style and a perennial mainstay you simply can’t go without. Made in Michigan, this beer is satisfying without being too heavy. It delivers the perfect balance of nuttiness paired with hints of caramel, cocoa and coffee, which makes it ideal for imbibing before, during and/or after a meal.
2. Harpoon Flannel Friday
This beer tells you everything you need to know on the can when it reads, “Hoppy, Malty, Crisp Amber Ale.” There’s a reason the first three words of that tagline are highlighted in a red banner on the can — they describe this delicious beverage perfectly. With a subtle taste of pine and fruitiness, this beer is a great choice for a night exchanging stories around the campfire.
3. Jolly Pumpkin Bam Noire Dark Farmhouse Ale
Although the name of this beer seems like it could be the title for a twisted horror movie, the beverage isn’t anything to be afraid of. In fact, it’d be a welcoming addition to any refrigerator or cooler. With hints of plums and toasted raisins, this beer will get you ready for colder weather and fall fun with your friends and family.
4. Ballast Point Brewing Co. Dead Ringer Oktoberfest
With the taste of fall spices, toffee and citrus dancing on your tongue, you simply won’t be able to get enough of this beverage. As its name suggests, this medium-bodied beer is a dead ringer for being on the must-have list of beer connoisseurs throughout the county.
5. Anchor Porter
Brewed by the Anchor Brewing Company, this beer is truly a treat for your taste buds. With notes of chocolate, caramel, toffee, a cup of joe and even maple syrup, this beer will linger on your tongue in the most pleasant way imaginable.
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