It’s finally here: the season that both craft beer lovers and craft brewers can cheer to. With autumn’s arrival and the accompanying chilly temps, it’s the perfect excuse for brewers to break out the spices and experiment with irresistibly warm and inviting fall brews that are perfect for the season. Trust us, a little hops and some spices and you’ll be on your way to fall bliss in no time. So, what are you waiting for? Check out these incredible seasonal beers from New Hampshire’s talented brewers and get exploring! You won’t be disappointed.
A fall favorite is making a return to this British/Irish inspired brewery this autumn. Pumpkinfest is a super tasty amber fall Belgian Farmhouse ale. Rest assured no pie spices were harmed in the making of this beer.
This seasonal specialty is a malt-forward with rich flavors of toasted biscuit and toffee-caramel layered over fruity esters. This beer is described as silky smooth, medium bodied and lightly sweet with a slightly nutty finish; however it contains no nuts or nut products!
Virgil Pumpkin Ale
Hobbs new autumn ale is packed with all the flavors of fall: pumpkin, graham cracker, spices and vanilla, full-flavored but with a crisp and clean finish. This brew toasts West Ossipee legend Virgil D White, inventor of the first snowmobile, and revered businessman and friend.
This New England IPA is Citra hop driven with subtle notes of orange and pineapple. Named after the iconic front slopes of nearby Cannon Mountain. It’s a favorite at Iron Furnace and is released multiple times a year.
Now That’s What I Call Munich
Take all the greatest hits from the last century and compile them into one sensational Helles Lager! Part of their Oktoberfest series this brew features favorite flavors: crisp, light, floral, and herbal, brought to you by superstars: Vienna malt, and Hallertauer Mittelfrueh! One sip, and this mix will be on repeat in your fridge!
Slightly Toasted Pumpkin: Pumpkin Ale
The younger sibling of Toasted Pumpkin, this brew is a sunburst orange in color with a nutmeg tan head. A perfect complement to fall with notes of smooth roasted pumpkin, fall spices, sweet vanilla, and toasted pecan. Available at 603’s Beer Hall and in local stores too.
Lil' Miss Sunshine
Raise a glass to this New England IPA, Sole Track’s flagship brew. It’s bright and hazy all at the same time. Built to exude layer after layer of pungent, fruit and floral hop essence. Centennial first wort hops provides just the right balance of lemony bitterness, but it’s the Citra in the whirlpool and dry hop that gives it the punch.
Heidi Go Seek
This American-Style, lagered Oktoberfest is light, crisp and toasty walking the perfect balance of bready Munich & Vienna malts with spicy, tea-like hops, underscored by a very light honey sweetness. Some might say, Heidi Go Seek is an Oktoberfest built for American palettes and thus pairs equally well with burgers as with soft pretzels, schnitzel, pork chops, and apple crisp!
Subtle hints of apple and cinnamon flavors combine for this craft beer. Autumn Ale is described as a light-bodied English style ale. It’s one of the seasonal favorites making its return this fall. When it hits store shelves it will be with a brand-new label!