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iPourIt Picks: Our Favorite Fall Beers

It’s that time of year to break out the old plaid flannel and head over to your local craft beer taproom to sample some fall beers.

Take a break from the IPA’s and lagers that you’ve been drinking all summer and indulge in some fall flavors (your palate will appreciate it).

Typical fall beer styles include porters, ambers, and stouts. Flavor notes include chocolate, caramel, spices, and pumpkin.

2021 Fall Favorites

To celebrate the start of fall, we put together a short list of beers that will be sure to have you feeling warm and cozy throughout the season. Plus, all of these fall favorites were recently tapped at iPourIt self-serve tap wall locations.

Black Butte Porter – Deschutes Brewery (Bend, OR)
Dark, chocolate notes, creamy yet not too heavy so overall a delightfully easy drinker. 5.5% ABV.

Recently tapped at:
Barrel Republic – Carlsbad, CA
MPourium – Greenville, NC
Pour Taproom – Durham, NC
Thirsty Bay – Dublin, CA

Image: porchdrinking.com

Hazelnut Brown Nectar – Rogue Ales (Ashland, OR)
Complex flavors, nutty with a slight bitterness. 5.6% ABV.

Recently tapped at:
East End – Minot, ND
Tap That – Phoenix, AZ

Image: rogue.com

Pumking Imperial Ale – Southern Tier Brewing Co (Lakewood, NY)
With Halloween being right around the corner, this pumpkin inspired ale has notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla, ultimate complexity of flavors. 8.6% ABV.

Recently tapped at:
The Alley Downtown Taproom – Aiken, SC
Antonio’s Pizza Brew Wall – Copley Township, OH
Draft Society – Augusta, GA
Free Will Craft and Vine – Charlotte, NC
Hopportunities Taproom – Delray Beach, FL
Oak & Stone – Bradenton, FL
Oak & Stone – University Park, FL
Pour Bros. – Champaign, IL
Whistle and Keg – Youngstown, OH
Whistle and Keg- Cleveland, OH
Whistle and Keg- Columbus, OH

Image: lefthandhorror.com

Old Rasputin – North Coast Brewing (Fort Bragg, CA)
Chocolate forward, nutty with a hint of spice, bitter finish. 9% ABV.

Recently tapped at:
Pour Taproom – Peachtree, Atlanta, GA
Oak & Stone – Naples, FL
Oak & Stone – University Park, FL
Oak & Stone – Bradenton, FL
Oak & Stone – St. Petersburg, FL

Image: homebrewersassociation.org

→  Click here to see more fall beers that have just been added to iPourIt self-pour tap walls so you can go pour yourself some tasters!

2021 Oktoberfest Favorites

September is an exciting month for us and our fellow beer enthusiasts.

The Oktoberfest festival in Munich, Germany is the largest beer festival in the world and typically attracts a modest crowd of about 6 million people each year. Despite its name, the 16 to 18 day event usually runs from mid/late September to the first Sunday in October.

Here in the states, the festival’s popularity is growing quickly and tons of breweries are releasing their own variations of traditional German styles.

Fun traditions include showing off a worn in pair of Lederhosen for the fellas and a stylish dirndl for the ladies—all while drinking a stein of your favorite Marzen style lager.

Here’s a list of our favorite Oktoberfest inspired beers from this year that are perfect for the transition into the fall season:

Oktoberfest – Sierra Nevada (Chico, CA)
Marzen style lager, crisp with a caramel flavor for a slight sweetness, smooth, balanced and easy to drink. 5.5% ABV.

Oktoberfest – Great Lakes Brewing Company (Cleveland, OH)
Marzen style lager, malty with a medium body, slight spice, enjoyable! 6.5% ABV.

Samuel Adams OktoberFest – Boston Beer Company (Boston, MA)
Sweet caramel notes, malt forward, smooth. 5.3% ABV.

Prost!
Ramon