“I don’t like beer.” It’s been a while since I’ve heard that phrase uttered, but as I’ve been expanding my social and networking circles it’s becoming a bit more common. The Girls behind Girls Pint Out have created a small sampling of fall beers that are further from domestic light beers than Memorial Day and Halloween. These are great beers to try that match the season and also bring some non-traditional flavors to beer. They’ll change your perception of beer being typically yellow, fizzy and light.
Schlafly Pumpkin Ale – We wait for this beer every year. It’s a pumpkin spiced ale that is pumpkin pie in a bottle. We use it to make pumpkin beer cupcakes, sip while reading a good book, and taunt our friends during afternoon tailgates. Spicy, pumpkin, and regional. (Schlafly’s from St. Louis)
Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar – a favorite of our PR Princess Carla. This brown ale is full of hazelnut aroma. Super dark brown and nutty tasting, this beer belongs in your glass while cozy in a dark booth at a pub with a warm butternut squash salad.
Breckenridge Vanilla Porter – this porter emanates warm vanilla when you breathe it in. If you love Warm Vanilla Sugar lotion or vanilla lattes, give this one a try. Don’t be fooled by it’s dark color, it won’t be thick like a stout.
Southern Tier Crème Brulee Stout – Southern Tier’s BlackWaters Imperial Stout Series of high gravity (high in alcohol content) beers is amazing. Crème Brulee Stout smells exactly like crème brulee. Burnt sugar and caramel fill the glass and it’s so smooth with vanilla and creamy tasting. It’s like drinking a frappachino, but beer!
We chose these beers because they are widely available right now and to us , embody fall. These are great beers to try if you think you don’t like beer. The flavors will be completely different than what you’re used to.
We suggest letting them warm up in the glass a little bit – the warmth will help open up the flavors. If you drink it ice cold, it’ll shock your tastebuds and you’ll miss the best part – the warmth of vanilla and spice.
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