Autumn has arrived. I know, I know, we are all going to miss those brief rays of sunshine that come down on Portland. However, do not fret too much about the changing forecast, because with Autumn-time weather comes the release of cold-weather inspired brews! I don’t know about you, but for me, I know that summer is truly over when the pumpkin brews start rolling out!

I wanted to clue you in on some favorites you should check out this Fall. Nothing will get you more in the spirit of autumn then these seasonals:

 

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Ninkasi Brewing’s “Oktoberfest”

“Highly drinkable and with a slight malty sweetness… golden in color with a clean balance, perfect for enjoying after a hard day’s work or anytime.” 

-Highly drinkable is right! Cozied up in your favorite little bar, you can easily down a few of these and start feeling warmer.

 

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Oakshire Brewing’s “Big Black Jack Stout”

“A rich, dark brown Imperial porter with aromas of classic pumpkin pie spices that meld with dark cocoa notes.”

-Using whole roasted pumpkins as well as toasted pumpkin seeds, after the chocolate notes fade, the pumpkin taste is very apparent in the after taste. Since this is a single-batch brew, you’ll want to make sure to grab some while you can!

 

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Widmer Brothers Brewing’s “Okto Festival Ale”

“Full-Bodied Okto Festival Ale…distinctive malt flavors, mild floral character and crisp clean finish.”

-This Okto ale is meant to be enjoyed with good company and in a festive setting. Great for those rainy-day-stay-inside get togethers.

 

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Bison Brewing’s “Organic Gingerbread Ale”

“A delicately spiced holiday porter brewed with ginger, nutmeg and a touch of cinnamon. Well-balanced flavors of molasses, chewy dark malts and holiday spice dominate the palate, leaving behind a smooth, dry spicy finish.”

-Pumpkins do not get to have all the  fun when it comes to fall time. This gingerbread ale is best enjoyed with some of your holiday favorite foods!

 

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Lompoc Brewing’s “Monster Mash Imperial Porter”

“Featuring strong chocolate and roast flavors with a touch of red fruit.”

-Fun fact on this seasonal brew- Playboy Magazine named Monster Mash the top fall seasonal for 2010! If this beer does not sound like a good time, then nothing does. 

 

Of course, this is just a sampling of what is available to you out there this Autumn. If you have a favorite not listed here, please let me know! With this cool weather rolling in, I know that I will have plenty of time to stay inside and try out some Autumn brews!

Prost!