What reminds you of fall? A crisp, cool breeze? Warm apple cider? Crunching leaves beneath your feet? How about a nice refreshing beer?
From mid-Aug. to early Oct., many breweries begin to brew seasonal fall beer. These beers are usually darker and can range from spicy and toasty to smooth and earthy.
No matter your taste, there is a perfect beer for everyone. This autumn, cozy up with some good friends and one of these great beers for fall.
Here are ten fall beers, specially chosen by the friendly and extremely knowledgeable people at Hop City:
1. Best Brown Ale
Brewed by: Bell’s Brewery, Michigan
Style: Brown Ale
Taste: This classic brown ale is sweet and malty. It is medium bodied and drinks smooth with a mild coffee finish
Brewed by: Highland Brewing, North Carolina
Taste: A medium bodied lager with a deep caramel flavor
3. Harvest Ale
Brewed by: Southern Tier Brewing Co., New York
Style: ESB (Extra Special Bitter)
Taste: Roasty with grassy tones of tealeaf
4. Fade to Black
Brewed by: Left Hand Brewing Co., Colorado
Taste: This chilly porter is spicy with the warmth of chili peppers
5. Community Service
Brewed by: Jailhouse Brewing Company, Georgia
Style: Scotch Ale
Taste: Chestnut meets dark caramel. Smooth with virtually no hops
6. SweetWater Dank Tank Ghoulash
Brewed by: SweetWater Brewing Co., Georgia
Style: Double Black IPA
Taste: Brewed in Atlanta, the Dank Tank series are rarely released and local beer looks dark like a stout but drinks like a fruity IPA (Indian pale ale)
7. 25th Anniversary Vanilla Doubledog
Brewed by: Abita Brewing Co., Louisiana
Taste: This special vanilla porter is smooth malty goodness with hints of vanilla.
8. The Kaiser
Brewed by: Avery Brewing, Colorado
Style: Imperial Oktoberfest Lager
Taste: This imperial beer, imperial meaning there’s more alcohol than standard beers, is pretty dangerous. It is ten percent above compared to the typical 4 percent, but just tastes like a delicious mouthful of Crackerjacks.
9. Terrapin So Fresh & So Green, Green
Brewed by: Terrapin Beer Co, Georgia (The only good thing to come out of Athens)
Style: American IPA
Taste: This fresh, earthy tasting beer is brewed from hops fresh off the vine. Because of this special harvest, the beer is only brewed around September.
10. He’brew Genesis 15:15
Brewed by: Shmaltz Brewing Co., New York
Style: Barleywine Ale
Taste: Released around the time of Rosh Hashanah, this kosher beer is brewed in rye barrels with fruits found in the Bible such as pomegranates, figs, and grape juice. This is a monster of a beer with 13.4% abv, but goes down as a smooth ribbon of flavor.
Be sure to visit Hop City and create your own six-pack of these fall beers!
1000 Marietta St.
Atlanta, GA 30318