There’s even a pumpkin & habanero one!
If this past Great American Beer Fest wasn’t a testament to Denver’s outstanding beer scene, then we don’t know what is. Over 20 breweries took home medals, including some of the breweries on this list! Despite all the outstanding IPAs, sours, and more, we wanted to do a specialty list focused on seasonal beer, perfect for this upcoming fall season. From German-inspired lagers to Pumpkin-Spiced, here are 6 new seasonal beers to try from some of Denver’s greatest breweries.
Crooked Stave was founded in 2010 as an artistan beer project, and has since transformed into a spot creating unique IPAs, wild ales, and more. In honor of the Oktoberfest season, Crooked Stave has created a Fest Bier, a reoccurring beer that’s popped up again due to its popularity. It’s a classic style similar to what you may get at an Oktoberfest in Munich, more robust than a Helles, with a light toasty color and subtle sweetness. Enjoy yours in a Crooked Stave mug and pretend you’re in Germany.
Where: 1441 W 46th Ave Unit 19, Denver, CO 80211
Another Oktoberfest-inspired beer, this one’s a lager from Odell Brewing, a staple brewery here that has been brewing in Denver since 1989. According to their website, this special seasonal beer is “brewed with biscuity sweet Munich malts and spicy, herbal noble hops,” and is available August through September. Get yours before it’s too late using their beer finder.
Forget PSL. Try a PSY from Great Divide Brewing Co., one of Denver’s greatest in RiNo. Pumpkin Spice Yeti is a dark and rich imperial stout, with unique fall spices and local, carefully selected coffee from Pablo’s Coffee. Pumpkin Spice Yeti isn’t the only Pumpkin brew they’ve got going on. There’s also their Pumpkin Ale, a lighter but still toasty brown ale that’s made with classic autumn flavors that enhances the ale without overpowering it or making it too sweet. The perfect crisp classic for the fall season.
Where: 2201 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO 80205
Head over to the Fort Collins taproom for a great selection of beers, including their seasonal selection. The Voodoo Ranger series is introducing the Atomic Pumpkin, a yam/pumpkin ale that “features cinnamon and habanero chili peppers for just the right amount of heat.” This one is definitely for our more adventurous pumpkin lovers.
Where: 500 Linden St, Fort Collins, CO 80524
There’s a new beer release in town, and it’s from Dos Luces, with a unique rendition of fall flavors. Their Pumpkin Spice Chicha is a beer that includes both pumpkin flavors and corn. Not to mention, it’s got cinnamon, allspice, ginger, and clove for those perfect pumpkin pie vibes we all love about the season. According to their Instagram, it’s a 5.3% and gluten-free!
Where: 1236 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80210
Head to the New Image Taproom and check out their No-toberfest beer, the Märzen Lager, which, from their Instagram, “features crystal Munich malts, and employs a decotation method to impart richer toasted caramelized notes, while still finish crisp, clean and 100% crushable.”
Where: 5622 Yukon St, Arvada, CO 80002