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Fall Beers We Actually Like

Fall Beers We Actually Like

Raise your hand if you’ve ever purchased and consumed pumpkin-flavored beer and thought to yourself, “Why am I doing this? My beer doesn’t taste like pumpkin or taste good.” You’re not alone. Which is why this fall, we decided to do something different: Drink fresh, fall brews that actually taste good. So we reached out to three local beer experts (really, they’re experts) to get their favorite seasonal beers—both drafts and bottles, nationally and locally distributed. You’re going to want to read their recommendations.

Now you’re reading recommendations from Anne Becerra, Certified Cicerone and Beverage Curator of Treadwell Park.

Fresh Hop
American Pale Ale, 6.1% ABV
Great Divide, Denver, CO

One of the styles I get most excited about for Fall are the wet hop and fresh hop beers. There’s a very short window of time to enjoy them, since they’re brewed with hops that are freshly harvested before they’re dried or pelletized (most beers are brewed with hops in these forms). One of my favorites is Great Divide Fresh Hop from Colorado. Its pungent and earthy, with faint hints of citrus, grass and toasty malt—delicious.