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Craft Beer Fall Seasonals 2014

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Fall flavors seem to find their way into everything from our coffee, soups and desserts, all the way to our beers. When thinking about craft beer fall seasonals, you may immediately expect pumpkin—which is an extremely popular fall trend—but there are lots of other flavors and ingredients available to brewers in autumn.

In addition to pumpkin beers, you’ll notice many breweries choose to create a German-influenced style for fall–often as a nod to the country’s celebration known as Oktoberfest. Toasty Vienna and Munich malts are seen often in this list, as well as complex Noble hop character common to classic European lagers.

“Fall is one of the seasons craft brewers love best thanks to its rich and varied crops and seasonal spices,” said Julia Herz, publisher of and Brewers Association craft beer program director. “Small and independent brewers utilize autumn’s selection of ingredients to create full-bodied beers with flavor profiles to fit the more frigid fall weather.”

To celebrate these special seasonal beers, we asked Brewers Association member breweries to share their latest releases. Choose a region below and see what they had to say:




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Meghan Storey has been lucky enough to work in the world of craft beer since graduating from the University of Mississippi. Now living in Nashville, TN, with her big yellow dog Wally, she loves introducing friends to new craft beer and food pairings. Since beginning work on she can be found adding beer to just about everything she cooks. is fully dedicated to small and independent U.S. breweries. We are published by the Brewers Association, the not-for-profit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s small and independent craft brewers. Stories and opinions shared on do not imply endorsement by or positions taken by the Brewers Association or its members.