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Autumn in a glass

The days are getting shorter. The nights are getting colder. The leaves on the trees are changing colour from grass-green to orangey-red. In brief: it’s getting autumnal out there. So of course it’s too cold to pay a brief visit to a beer-garden after work for a convivial beer or three. But how about an autumnal beer at home or down at the pub? With beer aromatics like pumpkin, apple or ginger, there are some interesting mixtures around. I did some research for you on what you can choose from in order to sweeten the chilly autumn nights.

When autumn is already part of the name

To match the overcast skies, the beer gets darker at this time of the year as well. And the autumnal varieties are stronger-tasting too. The Breckenridge Brewery, for example, has brewed a beer themed round autumn – it’s even there in the name: the Autumn Ale is a mixture between March Beer and dark ale, tasting of nutty sweetness and roasted grains. And with its 6.7 %, it’ll warm you up as the cold season starts to grip.

Apple and ginger for those chilly autumn nights

In the case of the next craft beer it’s not (only) the alcohol content that warms you. The Dragon Fiery Ginger Beer heats you up by virtue of its ginger content. The fiery ginger flavour, though, doesn’t just defrost you – ginger is good for you into the bargain (not least in beer, wouldn’t you agree?). For this purpose, the Dragon Brewing Co. adds a taste of sweet apples, rounding off the “autumn in a glass” to optimum effect – at least, that’s what the brewery itself says, though unfortunately I haven’t had an opportunity to verify this yet.

Pumpkin Ale

Halloween, too, will soon be upon us, and lots of houses have pumpkins adorning the porch. But not only that: in our beer, too, the orange-coloured delicacies have a lot to offer. Pumpkin Ale is already a very popular drink in America, and is ideally suited to this season of the year. And what’s in it? A large number of spices are used in Pumpkin Ale, including cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, or ginger. And as you will have guessed, the pumpkin is one ingredient in the recipe. And there are, of course, a whole lot of different ideas on how to serve it. How about inside an actual pumpkin?

Horror Craft Beer

You think I’m making this up? Then try “AleSmith Evil Dead Red”. And if the name doesn’t put you off, then the colour most certainly will. Because this craft beer fills your glass with blood-red liquid. But as soon as you taste it, the moments of shock are straight away forgotten. The intensive aromas of pine, citrus fruits and caramel malt give the Red Ale an autumnal touch.

Well, have I whetted your appetite? Then try out your favourites and tell us what you thought of them. 😉

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