Who doesn’t love pumpkin beer! Summer has come to an end, and once the temperature begins to drop, you’re going to need something to warm you up inside. That is when you bust out the classic spiced brews to make you feel snug in the up and coming sweater weather!
Welcome fall and winter with open arms and start it off with a nice big pint of the best pumpkin beers that the world has to offer! Mixing sweet, spice, and everything beautiful into a pleasurable cold glass, what are you waiting for?
Our Favorite Pumpkin Beers
Scroll down and check our favorite pumpkin beers for fall!
Harpoon Imperial Pumpkin
You want something to sip on a chilly fall evening with your loved one? This spiced stout is the perfect candidate for the occasion. The rich body from the roasted malts and the blend of spices compliment each other. It warms you up while giving your tongue slight tingles.
Post Road Pumpkin Ale
Coming mainly from Brooklyn, this is a glass dedicated to the pumpkin purists. It has a slight biscuity taste that comes from the barley malt, and it compliments the cold winds of fall. The spice is light, and before you know it, you’ll be reaching for the second bottle almost unknowingly!
Nitro Pumpkin Spice Latte Stout
This one is for the people who are big fans of coffee. This Breckenridge Brewery fusion between a classic pumpkin spice stout and a creamy latte is perfect if you want something to wake you up and get you through the rest of the night. It tastes smooth and has a buttery aftertaste that helps it get down.
Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale
It is an oldie but a goody, this classic pumpkin ale has stood the test of time and has been on the shelf ever since 1995. The spice gets you going and makes you feel extra warm. This is great for parties or cold nights and movie marathons!
Rogue Pumpkin Patch Ale
If you want the best authentic and fresh pumpkin ale, Rogue is your best bet. They grow their pumpkins, especially for this brew, and the orange peel further amplifies the flavors and vanilla added to the drink.
The Fear Pumpkin Ale
Clocking in at 9% alcohol, this beer will undoubtedly give you a bit of a buzz when you drink it. Despite the relatively high alcohol percentage for a beer, it doesn’t have that distinct alcohol taste. It tastes strikingly similar to pumpkin pie!
You notice the spice, so if that’s not up to your alley, we suggest going for the next one on the list!
Southern Tier Cold Brew Coffee Pumking
We love this Cold Brew Coffee Pumpkin beer! The light spice from fresh pumpkins mixed with the deliciously creamy chocolate notes from the coffee is fantastic for people who are put off by the spice level in other crafts. You can honestly have this every day, and you’d probably never experience a hangover unless you go overboard.
This is relatively cheap too!
Want to transition from coffee to happy hour as efficiently as possible? Get this drink! It tastes exactly like a pumpkin spice latte that you’d get from your local barista, and it’s also relatively cheap!
Schlafly Pumpkin Ale
If you want the pure taste of pumpkin and cinnamon, this pumpkin ale brewed by Schlafly is your best bet. You can taste the cinnamon and the spice from the pumpkin. Pounds of pumpkins go into each one, so it’s difficult not to like it.
Named after Ichabod Crane from Sleepy Hollow, this sweet pumpkin ale from New Holland Brewery is all you need to get through the sweater weather of fall and the chilly nights of winter. Sprinkled with a bit of nutmeg and some cinnamon, this tastes like a clear representation of fall!
Pumpkin Head Ale
Shipyard’s pumpkin head ale has been on the shelves for almost as long as Blue Moon. Since 1996, this seasonal drink has had people rushing to stores to taste one bottle. The crisp wheat base and the warm pumpkin spice flavors mix well to create a drink that you should stock up on before it goes sold out.
These are our favorite pumpkin beers, what are yours? We’d love to share more craft beer reviews with our community here on Local NYC!