Pumpkins and Apples and Pears, Oh My!

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You’ve picked out your Halloween costume,  raked all of the leaves, and carved a killer jack-o-lantern. Time to reward yourself with a drink as crisp as the month of October. Here are our picks for fall brews, featuring everyone’s favorite autumn flavors: apple, pear, and, of course, pumpkin!

Flying Dog Gourd Standard  |  The perfect pumpkin beer. This American style IPA smells like a pumpkin pie with flavors of creamy caramel and subtly bitter hops.  Its tight carbonation keeps the finish clean and dry. $11 six-pack

Left Hand Oktoberfest | Bursting with rich, toasty flavors, this is Oktoberfest with the volume knob turned to 11. A smooth and lightly sweet finish ensures that this big, bold beer stays in balance. $14 six-pack

Woodchuck Amber Draft Cider | A solid hard cider that is sure to please any crowd, this amber offering tastes like fresh apple juice for adults. Serve this simple and straightforward draft at your Halloween party. $10 six-pack

Crispin The Bohemian |  This craft bottle from Cripsin’s artisinal reserve line is made with Pilsner yeast, giving it a unique flavor profile. Cloudy and golden in color it has notes of honey and citrus. An elegant take on classic hard cider. $6 22-oz bottle

Ace Perry Cider | A fresh option for those going gluten-free, Perry ciders are brewed using pears in addition to apples. It works especially well with spicy food, like those buffalo wings you’ll be eating during the game. $11 six-pack

Photo credit: Flying Dog Brewery