It’s fully fall now and breweries are releasing amazing year-end creations that sound delicious and offer a nice change of pace. We’ve thrown together a short list of some beers we’re excited to try because they differentiate the norm. Step away from the IPAs and give these new flavors a try this fall!
Cape May Ties the Room Together
Cream Ale | 8.5%
This beer from Cape May & Left Hand Brewing Co. might be listed as a simple cream ale, but it’s much more. Inspired by The Dude, this beer modeled after a White Russian, made with coffee beans, cocoa nibs, lactose and vanilla. At 8.5% ABV this beer certainly will hit you the same spot a White Russian does, but we’d argue it’s a smoother drinking experience. Cape May has been putting together a great lineup of beers and this is another one worth trying.
Harpoon Giving Gose
Gose | 4.7% ABV
Normally the fall and winter season is filled with stouts, porters and a focus on flavors like chocolate and coffee. Harpoon is changing the narrative this year and releasing Giving Gose, a cranberry flavored gose that’s tart and refreshing – perfect for Thanksgiving. Giving Gose is a sessionable 4.7% ABV, which makes it an easy beer to put back while hanging out with friends and family during the holidays.
Allagash Coolship Pêche
Belgian Fruit Lambic | 6.8% ABV
Coolship Pêche is a returning beer from Allagash and part of their limited Coolship series. If you can manage to find it, it’s an amazing beer. Allagash sticks to the Coolship roadmap of offering funky and tart barrel-aged brews infused with different flavors. Pêche incorporates farm-fresh peaches into the recipe and ages the beer in French oak wine barrels for two years. Once it’s finished they add fresh, Maine-grown peaches and let the beer sit in barrels for an additional five months before it’s bottled. Aged sour beers are perfect for the cooler weather and this one hits the sweet spot of flavor and funk.