Top 10 Fall Beers at Cap n’ Cork

Fall is here! It’s time for parties, festivals, bonfires, hayrides and pumpkin patches. And it’s all better with a great beer, right? We’ve put together a list of our top 10 craft and seasonal favorites of fall. Get some and get on with the fun!

 

1. Leinenkugel Harvest Patch Shandy

Satisfy your thirst for autumn with Leinenkugel’s® Harvest Patch®Shandy. It’s a traditional weiss beer with natural pumpkin spice flavor to give you notes of nutmeg, allspice and clove for a refreshing fall seasonal. It’s crisp and smooth, just like a perfect fall day on the Leinie Side.

 

2. Dogfish Head Punkin Ale

A full-bodied brown ale with smooth hints of pumpkin and brown sugar. Dogfish Head brew their Punkin Ale with pumpkin meat, brown sugar and spices. As the season cools, this is the perfect beer to warm up with.

 

3. Southern Tier Warlock

Warlock is brewed to enchant your palate on its own and also to counterpoint their Imperial Ale, Pumking. Make your own black magic by carefully pouring this Imperial Stout into a goblet. Dark and mysterious, the Blackwater Series is serious about high gravity. Reanimate your senses with Warlock’s huge roasted malt character, moderate carbonation and spicy pumpkin pie aroma.

 

4. Bells Best Brown

A smooth, toasty brown ale, Best Brown should be a mainstay in your fall lineup. With hints of caramel and cocoa, the malt body has the depth to stand up to cool weather, but does not come across as heavy. This balancing act is aided by the generous use of American hops.

 

5. Breckenridge Vanilla Porter

Deep in the jungles of Papua New Guinea and Madagascar grows the perfect ingredient for an extraordinary Porter brewed in Colorado. Breckenridge Brewery’s Vanilla Porter. An ale that has all the chocolate and roasted nut flavor of a classic Porter, with an enigmatic surprise thrown in for good measure.

 

6. Boulevard Snow & Tell

A perfect winter beer for curling up by the fireplace, this malt blanket features prominent toffee and caramel notes with just a hint of smoked malt. A subtle spiciness is provided by hopping with Magnum, Chinook and Styrian Goldings.

 

7. Sam Adams Octoberfest

In 1810, the Oktoberfest tradition was born when Munich celebrated the Crown Prince’s wedding with a special beer and 16 day party. Sam Adams version of this classic style blends hearty malts for a deep, smooth flavor with notes of caramel creating a brew that’s perfect for the season, or whatever you’re celebrating.

 

8. New Holland Dragon’s Milk

A barrel aged Imperial Stout with roasty malt character intermingled with deep vanilla tones, all dancing in an oak bath. Combine half of this with half of their Ichabod and make a Filthy Pumpkin!

 

9.  New Holland Ichabod 

Ichabod combines malted barley and real pumpkin with cinnamon and nutmeg in a delicious and inviting brew. A rewarding complement to many dishes, Ichabod pairs well with autumnal foods such as poultry and root vegetables. After dinner, try it with your favorite dessert!

 

10. Ballast Point Pumpkin Down

Some might think Ballast Point is out of their gourd for making a pumpkin ale, but their Pumpkin Down is not like the others.  The caramel and toffee maltiness of their Piper Down Scottish ale is the perfect backdrop for a boatload of roasted pumpkin. Just before bottling, they add a subtle amount of spice to complement, but not overwhelm, the earthy flavor. It was a smash at their brewery, and we think you’ll agree.