The warmer months will soon be a distant memory as all things pumpkin begin to trend. Lean into the best flavors this season has to offer with these eight Michigan fall beers, which feature notes of pumpkin as well as spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and other autumn staples.
This pumpkin beer is brewed at Grffin Claw Brewing Co. and was created with all things fall in mind. With hints of allspice, cinnamon, clove, ginger, molasses, and nutmeg, and a 5% ABV, this beer is an ideal ode to Halloween that is described as “a pumpkin pie in a can.” For more, visit griffinclawbrewingcompany.com.
Flannel Weather S’More Stout
One sip of this seasonal favorite will have you ready for a bonfire with cozy s’mores. Notes of marshmallow, graham cracker, and chocolate make this easy drinking, yet roasty, stout the perfect fall weather companion. Plus, a 4.7% ABV. For more, visit easternmarket.beer.
Fall is a favorite season for Jolly Pumpkin. In fact, the entire brewery is inspired by Halloween. La Parcela translates to The Patch and is an 6.2% ABV wild pumpkin ale with a touch of pumpkin, pumpkin spice, and cacao nibs. For more, visit jollypumpkin.com.
Pure Michigan Fall IPA
Brewed in partnership with Pure Michigan, this IPA is made entirely with ingredients grown on Michigan farms. It has an ABV of 5.6% and features a balance of hop bitterness and sweet malty fruit flavors. For more, visit shortsbrewing.com.
Pumpkin Spiced Stout
Enjoy a stout with hints of pumpkin, seasonal spices and an ABV of 6.3% that is brewed in Macomb County. For more, visit dragonmead.com.
The Märzen-style beer celebrates Oktoberfest with German Hallertau hops fermented in lager yeast. It has an ABV of 5.5% and boasts a malty and crisp flavor. Try their annual favorite Pumpkin Tripel, which has a 7.9% ABV and is made with roasted and smoked pumpkins, and a “touch of spice,” too. For more, visit stormcloudbrewing.com.
Pumpkin Spice Latte
Featuring Munich dark malt, honey malt, and Melanoidin malt, this beer is available from August to October. With an ABV of 6%, Pumpkin Spice Latte includes pumpkin and coffee flavors for a sweet, but balanced, seasonal treat. For more, visit atwaterbeer.com.
Nothing screams fall quite like a bonfire, and that’s the inspiration behind this 5.5% ABV brown ale. It features a malty body and a touch of smoke on the backend. This beer is great for the fall, but is available all year round. For more, visit saugatuckbrewing.com.
This post has been updated for 2023.