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Essential Autumn Beers

It's the most wonderful time of the year, for beer! We love pumpkin beers and highlight our favorite below, but there's a bountiful harvest of Autumn beers and we wanted to share our favorites.

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1. Jack's Abby Copper Legend

This seasonal beer is dangerously smooth in taste. Jack's Abby only makes lagers and this one is malty and balanced. It's 5.7% ABV, but you wouldn't know it--like we said, it's smooth. It's only available until the end of October, so grab it now!

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2. Downeast Pumpkin Cider

Okay, so this one isn't a beer, but a cider. And it's delicious. On our tours we often offer Downeast Original Blend, but their pumpkin cider is insanely delicious. It's hard to oversell it. It's not overly pumpkin-y because the most prevalent notes are chai spices. It's delicious with a cinammon sugar rim.

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3. Harpoon Flannel Friday

This is the beer equivalent of needing a flannel when the weather gets cooler. Hoppy and malty with a gorgeous amber color, we recommend drinking this beer while cozying at home or in Harpoon's beer hall in Boston's Seaport District.

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4. Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale

Pumpkin beers are ubiquitous these days, but Shipyard was making pumpkin beer before it was cool. This beer is a cult favorite in New England and bonus points if you put a cinnamon sugar rim on your glass. We often have this specialty on our tours in the fall!

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5. Night Shift Awake

Porters are a wonderful beer to drink in late fall. Appropriately named Awake, this porter is brewed with coffee and that'll be obvious before you even take a sip. It's a robust 6.7% and with its hints of chocolate, it's a delicious way to finish off a hearty dinner.


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