Oh My Gourd, Seasonals are Here!
Fall is in full swing and that means all the pumpkin and apple spiced combinations you can think of.
Pumpkin spice oreos anyone?
We may not be super pumped about those pumpkin treats, but pumpkin flavors we are excited about are in the fall seasonals hitting shelves as we speak. We’ve compiled a list of local and nonlocal seasonal brews that we are falling over currently (see what we did there?) All photos are courtesy of the brewery’s social media accounts.
Shiner Holiday Cheer
Let’s just get this one out of the way now. We’re not saying it’s our number one pick or anything, but Shiner Holiday Cheer really just gets us. It’s not like we stock up once it hits shelves or anything (insert picture of our stockpile at 15 cases deep) but it’s one that we definitely enjoy while we can. The roasted pecan flavor sweetened by the Texas peaches used really give this beer a unique flavor that we look forward to year after year.
Local to Austin, Infamous Brewing released it’s Pumpkin Massacre. This beer boasts notes of pumpkin and pecan that are subtle and complement the nutmeg and cinnamon spices quite nicely.
Fluffy Pumpkin Toasted Marshmallow Pumpkin Porter
A really interesting pumpkin beer we actually enjoyed this year is the Fluffy Pumpkin Toasted Marshmallow Pumpkin Porter by Odyssey Beerwerks in Colorado. The combination of the chocolatey and carmely porter mixed with the sweet, yet savory, roasted marshmallow flavor really makes for one tasty seasonal.
Pumpkin Spice Latte
Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co. in Houston has a Pumpkin Spice Latte stout is an interesting blend of the brewery’s Gingerbread Stout and mashed pumpkins aged on Amaya’s Coffee. The coffee flavor usually settles the pumpkin spice, keeping it from being overwhelming. This a beer that definitely gets two thumbs up from Bike and Brew ATX!
Atomic Pumpkin Ale
An interesting take on the seasonal pumpkin flavor is New Belgium Brewing’s Atomic Pumpkin Ale. Giving drinkers a little sweet matched with a little heat, this ale is brewed with Saigon cinnamon and Habanero peppers. Are you brave enough to give this one a try? If so, let us know on Facebook or Instagram how you liked it!