WHICH IS THE BEST FALL BEER? Z’SCOOP RESEARCHES THE HOTTEST FALL ARTISANAL BREWSby Hampton Rhodes

WHICH IS THE BEST FALL BEER? Z’SCOOP RESEARCHES THE HOTTEST FALL ARTISANAL BREWS

151203_EM_BeerDrinkersUniteOkay — we get it. Fall is the best time for drinking beer. After all, it’s not called “Oktoberfest” for nothing! So we gathered our partying troops, did some actual sipping, guzzling, and that keg-handstand thing, and came up with some recommendations for our fearless and adventurous to taste, if not overly-imbibe. Just to be sure, we checked our opinions against some leading Internet friends and came up with almost 200 recommended Fall beers — and to no surprise, most of them are labeled with a variation of Pumpkin or Octoberfest!

2-beer-samplesBeing every mindful of beer’s inevitable impact on our waists, we checked out what mensfitness.com is recommending. Pumpkin-flavored, darker ales and best of all, fresh hop beers are topping their list:

  • Harvest Ale made by Founders Brewery out of Michigan
  • Hooker Octoberfest Lager from Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
  • Autumnation from Six Point Brewery
  • Märzen from Heavy Seas Brewery in Baltimore
  • The Great Pumpkin Ale from Elysian Brewing Company in Washington
  • Apple Ginger Beer from Angry Orchard Hard Cider in Ohio
  • Octoberfest from Samuel Adams
  • Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Weyerbacher in Pennsylvania

Beermenus.com blog offers a grand list of 152 most popular Fall seasonal craft beers for 2016, wa-a-a-y too many for us to list here, but here are the top five most searched Fall beers (so far) of 2016:

  • Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale
  • Samuel Adams Octoberfest
  • Schlafly Pumpkin Ale
  • Spaten Oktoberfest
  • Dogfish Head Punkin Ale

However, the most popular Fall beers (searched every year) are these:

  • Southern Tier Pumking
  • Cigar City Gourded Imperial Pumpkin Ale
  • Yuengling Oktoberfest
  • Elysian Night Owl Pumpkin Ale
  • New Belgium Pumpkick

And finally, bigfrog.com lists its Top 5 New York Pumpkin beers as the following:

  • Southern Tier Pumking
  • Blue Point Pumpkin Ale
  • Saranac Pumpkin Ale from F.X Matt Brewery
  • Splashing Pumpkin from the Great South Bay Brewery
  • Southampton Pumpkin Ale from the Southampton Publick House

5-f-pumpkin-new-fall-beersNow, for something completely different for you status-climbers that really want to impress your friends with your uniquely non-pumpkin Fall beer tastes, coolmaterial.com has eight (8) wildly different suggestions that are not at all pumpkin-y:

  • Deschutes Hopzeit Autumn IPA
  • Hi-Wire Pink Drink
  • The Alchemist Harvest Ale
  • Sixpoint Tesla
  • Flat12 Bierworks Pinko! Russian Imperial Stout
  • Stone 02.02.02 Vertical Epic Ale
  • Good People Urban Farmer
  • Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest

6-fall-beersSo you can see, there is no “best” as they are all subjective according to our tastes and preferences. But in the spirit of Fall, and colder weather, and Halloween and a tip of the hat to our collective German autumnal heritage — in choosing an appropriate brewski (or several) to share with your friends, a selection with a notable Fall-implied name of Pumpkin or Octoberfest will serve you well!

Information
Best fall beers – mensfitness.com
Most Popular Fall Beers – beermenus.com
Top 5 NY Pumpkin Beers from bigfrog.com
Most Impressive Fall Beers – coolmaterial.com


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