Fall Seasonal Beers: Something Delightful is Brewing

September 17, 2015
Seasonal Beer Offerings


Autumn. Harvest time. We are blessed both by nature's bounty and by her annual pageant of dazzling colors. What better gesture to toast it all than with a season-inspired, local beer? Crafted with fragrant spices, toasted malt or locally grown pumpkins, here are a variety of delicious ways to raise your glass to fall. Cheers!

Oktoberfest Great Lakes Brewing Company
A classically smooth German style creation, Great Lakes Brewing Company's Oktoberfest has prominent nutty and toffee-like malt flavors with a blossoming of hops. It pairs well with roasted pork, potato pancakes or, of course, another round.

Location: 2516 Market Avenue Cleveland, OH 44113
Available: August-early October

Pumpkin Ale Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

This must-drink pumpkin ale is brewed with honey, spices and five varieties of pumpkin locally grown exclusively for Thirsty Dog. Rich. Creamy. Delicious. The caramelized pumpkin lends a golden orange color that rivals any jack-o-lantern - and will likely have you grinning like one.

Location: 529 Grant Street Akron, OH 44311
Available: September 20-November

Old Zahm Oktoberfest Market Garden Brewery & Distillery

One bold beer. Full-bodied, yet smooth, Old Zahm Oktoberfest explodes with toasted malt. This is your father's classic German brew. Prost!

Location: 1947 W. 25th Cleveland, OH 44113
Available: Oktoberfest (Sept. 5)-until it runs out

Spooky Tooth Imperial Pumpkin Ale Fat Head's Brewery

It's like pumpkin pie in a glass. The rich amber color and a chewy, creamy mouth feel complement the aroma of pumpkin and spice. Do yourself a favor - skip dessert and order another.

Location: 24581 Lorain Rd., North Olmsted, OH 44070
Available: Late August-early November

Dirndl Dropper Oktoberfest Willoughby Brewing Co.

A quintessential fall lager with a smooth and malty taste, the Dirndl Dropper Oktoberfest is a great way to chill and drink in the changing seasons.

Location: 4057 Erie Street Willoughby, OH 44094
Available: September 1-early October

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