Move Over PSL—These 15 Pumpkin Beers Are Our New Go-To Fall Beverage


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There's no arguing that pumpkin is the flavor of fall (apple is a close second), but gone are the days when a pumpkin spice latte was the only way to get your fix in beverage form. Breweries big and small have incorporated pumpkin into their brews, crafting beverages that boast notes of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves. 

Here are our top picks for the best pumpkin beers you should definitely consider trying this fall.

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Schlafly Beer Pumpkin Ale

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Schlafly Beer Pumpkin Ale $12

With an 8% ABV, Schlafly Pumpkin Ale packs quite the punch for a pumpkin brew. As a special, seasonal release, the ale is well-balanced, serving up notes of caramel and pumpkin spices. As an added perk, Schlafly Pumpkin Ale is also perfect for crafting beer cocktails and baked goods. 

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Southern Tier Brewing Co. Cold Press Coffee Pumking

A four-pack case of pumpkin beer.
Southern Tier Brewing Co. Cold Press Coffee Pumking $16

Southern Tier Brewing Co. has managed to create a pumpkin beer with an added kick thanks to cold-pressed light roast coffee. Cold Press Coffee Pumking is a pumpkin ale that combines the smoothness of cold press coffee with the warmth of pumpkin pie spice. 

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Blake's Hard Cider Co. Apple Lantern

Six-pack of pumpkin cider
Blake's Hard Cider Co. Apple Lantern $11

Beer brands aren't the only ones getting in on the pumpkin frenzy, hard ciders have also entered the game. Apple Lantern, a roasted pumpkin hard cider from Blake's Hard Cider Co., is made using handpicked apples and just the right amount of spice.

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Dogfish Head Punkin Ale

Bottle of pumpkin beer.
Dogfish Head Punkin Ale $13

Originally released in 1995, Dogfish Head Punkin Ale is a pumpkin brew that has certainly stood the test of time. Inspired by Deleware's wacky Punkin Chunkin contest, Punkin Ale's notes are cinnamon, brown sugar, and pumpkin. 

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Epic Brewing Imperial Pumpkin Porter

Bottle of pumpkin beer.
Epic Brewing Imperial Pumpkin Porter $9

A hearty porter, Epic Brewing's Imperial Pumpkin Porter is robust and flavorful. In addition to notes of pumpkin, there are also hints of chocolate, clove, Madagascar vanilla beans, nutmeg, and allspice.

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Lakefront Brewery Pumpkin Lager

Bottle of pumpkin beer.
Lakefront Brewery Pumpkin Lager $10

Described as one of few pumpkin lagers available worldwide, Lakefront Brewery Pumpkin Lager is made with real pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice. Although crisp to taste, the lager is reminiscent of pumpkin pie and is ideal for serving with those hearty, holiday meals.

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New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin

Bottles of pumpkin beer.
New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin $12

A special release from New Belgium, Voodoo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin is a pumpkin beer with a truly unique set of ingredients. Those peculiar ingredients include Habanero peppers, Saigon cinnamon, and Aji and Del Arbol peppers.

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Elysian Brewing Co. Night Owl Pumpkin Ale

Bottle of pumpkin beer.
Elysian Brewing Co. Night Owl Pumpkin Ale $5

A liquid ode to the mysterious night owl, Elysian Brewing Co.'s Night Owl Pumpkin Ale is brewed with pumpkin and even pumpkin seeds. It is then fermented with warm spices. The result is a refreshing taste of fall.

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UFO Pumpkin Ale

A pack of pumpkin beers.
UFO Pumpkin Ale $15

A simply out-of-this-world addition to the vast array of pumpkin brews out there, this ale from UFO pairs Northwestern hops with a blend of spices for a malty treat. No stranger to special seasonal releases, UFO has released a bevy of flavored brews, including a Georgia Peach Hefeweizen and a Blueberry Lemonade beer.

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Hardywood Rum Barrel Pumpkin

Hardywood Rum Barrel Pumpkin $13

Rum and pumpkin? Hardywood certainly didn't hold black with the release of their Rum Barrel Pumpkin. This Belgian-style farmhouse ale is matured in Caribbean dark rum barrels, which provides this 12.3% ABV beer with a molasses-like finish.

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Shipyard Brewing Co. Smashed Pumpkin

Can of pumpkin beer.
Shipyard Brewing Co. Smashed Pumpkin $13

Coppery orange in color, Shipyard Brewing Co.'s 9% ABV Smashed Pumpkin is a combination of wheat and light Munich malts. The sweetness of the pumpkin is then balanced out with the spiciness of Saphir and Hallertau hops.

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O'Fallon Brewery Vanilla Pumpkin

A bottle of pumpkin beer.
O'Fallon Brewery Vanilla Pumpkin $9

Vanilla and pumpkin is a match made in brew heaven. Locally sourced, cold-pressed Madagascar vanilla bourbon is added to O'Fallon Brewery's vanilla pumpkin beer to add a layer of decadence. Think pumpkin pie with an unexpected scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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Lancaster Brewing Baked Pumpkin Ale

Bottle of pumpkin beer.
Lancaster Brewing Baked Pumpkin Ale $12

Another brew inspired by the taste of freshly-baked pumpkin pie, Lancaster Brewing's Baked Pumpkin Ale has all the right flavors, spices, and aromas.

Pair this rich beverage with sweet potato fries sprinkled with cinnamon for a tasty combination of fall flavors.

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Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale

Bottle of pumpkin beer.
Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale $14

Aged in fresh bourbon barrels, Kentucky's Pumpkin Barrel Ale is a welcome medley of warm, fall flavors. This pumpkin beer stands at a lofty 10% ABV, but is a warming sip thanks to flavors that are indicative of caramel and vanilla.

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Saranac Brewery Pumpkin Ale

Bottle of pumpkin beer.
Saranac Brewery Pumpkin Ale $15

There's a lot to love about an environmentally friendly pumpkin beer. Saranac Brewery's Pumpkin Ale is made using pumpkins from a sustainable farm. Three-thousand pounds of real pumpkin are used to create this Saranac favorite.

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