Track down these six beers and be convinced that autumn puts out the best seasonals, hands down.
Hands down and without a doubt, fall has to be the best time of year for seasonal beers. Summer beers are too light and fruity, spring too hoppy and shows no restraint, winter always wants to throw an irresponsible amount of cinnamon in things. But Fall? Fall brings out rich, deep flavors that tend to spread it throughout the body, giving it great texture and great profile.
But hey, don’t take my word for it. If you need physical proof that autumn beers are just better, track down these awesome local brews and let the flavor do the talking. I even added an IPA for you hop heads that insist on its superiority (my war against IPAs shall be a good and just war).
Dave Doesn’t Know
Smoked, spiced and bourbon barrel-aged, our BA Dave Doesn’t Know will keep you warm in the months ahead. This imperial pumpkin beer was brewed with 600 lbs of locally grown pumpkin from Jacquemin Farms, and is available for the first time in bottles & draft at our anniversary party on 9/30. Adding this one to your list to try?
An imperial pumpkin beer that utilizes pumpkin from Jacquemin farms in Plain City, Ohio. Aged in bourbon barrels for that extra ‘mmmm’.
Brewer: Wolf’s Ridge Brewing,
Great White Pumpkin Beer
Reason #2 you need to come to #Oktoberfest on Saturday… 2. The Oktoberfest, Great White Pumpkin and Penalty Kick Alt Bier will be flowing like wine. And they won’t last forever. #elevatorbrewing #drinkupcolumbus #drinkbeermadehere #drinklocal #locallove #downtowncolumbus #taproom #brewery #craftbeer #prost #cheers #asseenincolumbus #socolumbus #columbusohio #614beer
This is a specialty pumpkin beer by Elevator Company. Though it’s hard to track down (mostly made for special events) it’s very much worth the effort.
Brewer: Elevator Brewing
Skeleton Red Rye IPA
A deadly red rye with plenty of spice and attitude befitting a Four String’s beer, this IPA has a piney, dry finish.
Brewer: Four String Brewing Company
Our fall seasonal, Tree Tapper is a nutty and toasty brown ale brewed with all-Ohio maple syrup and is being released today! . . . #northhighbrewing #itsmonday #awardwinningbeer #beer #beerstagram #craftcans #fall #ohio #ohiocraftbeer #drinklocal #drinklocalbeer #leaves #asseenincolumbus #cans #seasonal
A warm, nutty brown ale with just a hint of sweetness. Made with Ohio maple syrup.
Brewer: North High Brewing Company
A lighter flavored beer in the autumn profile, it none the less has plenty of personality brewed in the traditional German fashion.
Brewer: Columbus Brewin Company
Have you tried this year’s #BraggingRights Homebrew Competition winning beer yet? It is available at @heinens in six packs currently and tonight we release it on draft at the tasting room. A special meet the Brewer evening where we celebrate Richard Bublitz on his award winning beer. This is what it’s all about! Tapping at 5:00 pm today. #clebeerweek
Deep and almost spiteful, it brings plenty of rich, bitter flavors with a savory finish.
Brewer: Platform Beer Company