October is always a great time for seasonal Craft Beers. The cooler weather brings about a host of spices and flavors that are not available in many year around brews. Here are a few of my favorites.
This is a German style Lager that is designed to "compliment a slice of pie, rather than drinking a slice of pie." It's enhanced with some great fall like spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger, and it's lower alcohol content means you don't have to limit dessert to just 3 beers. Available in draft and bottles. ABV: 5.5%
Community Brewing Ascension Coffee Porter
This is a Baltic Porter (dark lager style) that is infused with cold brewed coffee. If you like craft beer and coffee, you will LOVE this offering. Skip dinner, as this beer is a meal in a cup. ABV: 6.9%
This is a high alcohol content dark ale spiced with nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, and ginger. This was is the choice for those cool winter evenings around the fire. ABV: 10%
Real Ale Brewing Oktoberfest
One of my favorite Oktoberfest beers comes from one of my favorite Texas Breweries, Real Ale in Blanco, Texas. This lager style beer is well balanced and highly drinkable. ABV: 5.7%
Deep Ellum Oak Cliff Coffee Ale
Another coffee beer makes my list. This one from Deep Ellum Brewery. They paired Oak Cliff Coffee with a brown ale, and the result is a super smooth beer with a robust flavor profile. ABV: 7.5%
Abita Pecan Harvest Ale
This is an Ale that uses biscuit and caramel malts and Willamette hops. They then add roasted pecans to give the beer a subtle nutty flavor. ABV: 5.1%
Most of these beers are available at Central Market, Whole Foods, or your local bar serving high quality craft beer.