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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.