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. in Birmingham. Brewmaster Dan Rogers created this beer with all things fall in mind. With hints of spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger and a %5 ABV, this beer is an ideal ode to Halloween. For more, visit griffinclawbrewingcompany.com.
Fuego Del Otoño
Fall is a favorite season for Jolly Pumpkin brewmaster Ron Jefferies. Despite the entire brewery being inspired by Halloween, their Fuego Del Otoño beer is the pinnacle fall drink. With a 5.8% ABV, Fuego Del Otoño translates to Autumn Fire and includes wheat and chocolate malt as well as Perle and Willamette hops. For more, visit jollypumpkin.com.
Brewed in Bellaire, Shorts Brewing Co.’s award-winning Autumn Ale is hoppy with hints of malty flavors. This ale has an ABV of 5.4% and is the ideal mix of sweetness and bitterness. For more, visit shortsbrewing.com.
Weathered and Hard Cider
If you’re looking for a hard cider from that embodies fall, look no further than this pick from Stormcloud Brewing Co. This cider is brewed in Frankfort, it and contains 14 different Michigan-grown apple varieties. The brewery also offers a range of Belgian-inspired beers for Michiganders. For more, visit stormcloudbrewing.com.
Farmhouse Pumpkin Ale
Inspired by Michigan’s agricultural scene, this ale from Brewery Vivant has an ABV of 7%. With notes of pumpkin and spice, this beer pairs well with gouda and chevre cheeses, as well as desserts. The Grand Rapids brewery is a family owned business, creating seasonal beverages as well as year-round favorites. For more, visit breweryvivant.com.
Arcadia Ales is the Kalamazoo-based brewing company behind this seasonally inspired ale. Jaw Jacker is brewed with cinnamon and nutmeg, inspired by the brewmaster’s Grandma’s pumpkin pie recipe. The ABV if 6%. For more, visit arcadiaales.com.
Pumpkin Spice Latte
Featuring Munich dark malt, honey malt, and Melanoidin malt, this beer is available from August to October. Brewed at Atwater Brewery in Grand Rapids, Pumpkin Spice Latte includes pumpkin and coffee flavors for a sweet, seasonal treat. For more, visit atwaterbeer.com.
At 9.5% ABV, Saugatuck Brewing Co.’s fall beer packs a real punch. Aged in bourbon barrels for eight months, Pumpkin Chai features strong chai tea notes, a smooth pumpkin finish, and a hint of bourbon flavor. For more, visit saugatuckbrewing.com.
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