Fall Craft Beer Picks
October 19, 2016
Fall is the ideal time for craft beer. With so many seasonal favorites on the shelves, even the non-beer lover is bound to find something to love in our beverage store in Hendersonville. Flavors like pumpkin, coffee, cinnamon, and other fall notes are present in many of the craft beer options available. If you’re looking for something unique this fall, check out some of our favorites.
Schlafly Pumpkin Ale (8%)
Pumpkin flavored beer is easy to come by this time of year, but none are the exact same. Schlafly Pumpkin Ale tastes like pumpkin pie without tasting artificial or overly sweet. As far as pumpkin beers go, this is one of the very best.
Habanero Sculpin, Ballast Point Brewing Co. (7%)
If you’re looking for something a little on the wild side for Halloween or a fall bonfire, Ballast Point has got you covered. This unique beer is a spin on the typical IPA, opting for a heated habanero pepper finish. If you’re into spicy notes, this brew could be your new craft beer favorite.
Imperial Pumking, Southern Tier Brewing Company
Pumking is a fall favorite that has been around for a while, but still manages to wow the tastebuds. Every note of a slice of pumpkin pie – down to the whipped cream and graham cracker crust – can be found in this brew. The complex flavors mask the high ABV, yet Pumking still manages to taste like a true beer and not a Pumpkin Spice Latte.
Blackstone Brewery Pumpkin Ale (5.1%)
This incredible ale is brewed just down the road in Nashville at Blackstone Brewery. Layers of flavor such as toasted caramel and toffee can be noted with cinnamon and nutmeg. This is one pumpkin ale that is slightly heavier on the spice than pumpkin, giving it a distinctly fall flavor and veering to a unique side
of typical seasonal pumpkin beers.
Samuel Adams 20 lbs of Pumpkin, Boston Beer Company (5.7%)
While the Samuel Adams Octoberfest has been a fall craft beer standby for years, 2016 brings a new player to their seasonal lineup. 20 lbs of Pumpkin uses – you guessed it – 20 lbs of real pumpkin per barrel. Combined with the usual spices of ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg, Sam Adams has created a stellar brew for the crisper days of fall.
Good People Coffee Oatmeal Stout (6%)
We know that pumpkin is not everyone’s cup of tea – er, beer. There are lots of different seasonal craft beer options that don’t involve pumpkin at all. Good People has made a standout with this Coffee Oatmeal Stout. The oatmeal creates a creamy feeling to the beer that’s pleasant without being overbearing. The coffee notes come through prominently, leaving you feeling just a little perkier after drinking it.
There are several unique seasonal craft beers available in our beverage store in Hendersonville, and we’re happy to offer recommendations on our favorites. If you’re in the area looking for a fall brew, stop by to see us!