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Top 10 Seasonal Canadian Beers to Drink This Fall

From Canada’s East Coast to West Coast, we’ve compiled these 10 Great Canadian Fall beers to help you celebrate Autumn and warm up to Winter. No, it’s not just about pumpkins… although we did include a few Pumpkin ales to try!

Top 10 Seasonal Canadian Beers to Drink This Fall

Fall is here, and it’s time to break out warm, woolly sweaters, brown boots and puffy vests and get ready for the cool, crisp air that comes with fall. Also, with fall, comes a different type of beer. Beer that is darker and full of flavour that reminds us of the colours, scents, baking — and yes the pumpkins — of fall. Here are some new fall beers from across Canada that you may like to try. Happy Autumn sipping!

 

10 Best Canadian Beers For This Fall Season

 

Sugar Moon Maple PorterGarrison Brewing Company

A fall beer full of maple flavour

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Nova Scotia is home to Garrison Brewing Company who has paired up with locals, Sugar Moon Farm to bring us their Sugar Moon Maple porter. This dark pale ale is full of maple flavour and is perfect for those cold, clear nights.

 

Harvest AleMuskoka Brewery

A fall beer with seasonal flavours

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Muskoka Brewery in Ontario, has made their first beer with all Ontario ingredients and it has made this list. Their Harvest Ale marks the end of the growing season and the start of the harvest, it has soft biscuit flavours and notes of mango, grapefruit and stone fruit. The perfect beer to sip on while sitting on the porch watching the sun go down in the fall harvest sky.

 

Sartori Harvest Fresh Hop IPADriftwood Brewery

A rare and unique fall beer

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Driftwood Brewery in Victoria has a wet-hopped IPA that can only be brewed once a year. Their Sartori Harvest Fresh Hop IPA has a unique profile that is unique to the patch of land where the Centennial hops are harvested, in Chilliwack, BC. This beer is on high demand and rightfully so, with the citrus and pine flavours true to BC and the quick turn around from harvest to brew, this is a special beer during this time of year.

 

Olde Deuteronomy Barley WineAlley Kat

A fall beer that is sure to warm you up

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Alley Kat Brewery in Edmonton, AB has come out with their Olde Deuteronomy Barley Wine again and it is available for a limited time. With its strong malt flavours and dried fruits, this bold, rich ale is sure to warm you up despite the crisp fall air, and, with its high alcohol content (10.3% ABV!), you won’t even notice the cold.

 

Faceplant Organic Winter AleNelson Brewing Company

A beer inspired by the cold

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I know this beer is technically not for fall, but Nelson Brewing’s Faceplant Organic Winter Ale is inspired by the cold winter. Faceplant tastes best with every additional foot of fresh powder that falls in the mountains. Brewed with imported organic malted barley, organic brown sugar, and organic molasses this winter warmer will warm the soul and is the perfect treat after a long day on the slopes.

 

Red Hammer MarzenPaddock Wood Brewing Co.

A beer made especially for fall

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From Saskatchewan, Paddock Woods Brewing Company has a year-round available Marzen that fits fall perfectly. This beer was made especially for Oktoberfest, and does not disappoint. This Marzen has a caramel malty smooth slight hops and a dry finish.

 

 

It Wouldn’t be Fall Without A Few Fall Pumpkin Beers!

Whether you hate them or love them many breweries try to out pumpkin each other and 2018 is no different. Here are four great pumpkin beers to try this season:

 

 

Lost Souls Chocolate Pumpkin PorterParallel 49 Brewing

A fall beer so good, even the dead want to try it

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Two awesome things in one beer! Parallel 49 out of Vancouver, BC has done it again, with their Lost Souls Chocolate Pumpkin Porter. With chocolate malts and pumpkin pie spicing, this robust porter is the perfect beer to drink while handing out Halloween candy this year.

 

Highballer Pumpkin AleGrand River Brewing

A fall beer made with love and grown at home

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Owner of Grand River Brewing in Cambridge, Ontario grows all the pumpkins for their Highballer Pumpkin Ale, in his home garden, wearing overalls and knee-high gumboots! Okay, I made up the last part, but, in my defense, that’s how you pictured him when you read that! This orange, pumpkin ale, has subtle pumpkin and spice flavouring that is balanced with a pale malt profile, perfect for any fall occasion.

 

Knucklehead Pumpkin AleCannery Brewing

A gnarly and sweet fall beer

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From Penticton, BC, this limited release beer by Cannery Brewing is made from roasted, locally grown pumpkins and brown sugar which is brewed with traditional fall spices. It’s a little sweeter than most traditional brown ale’s which means while your kids dig through their mountain of Halloween candy you can sip on this instead.

 

Lost Pumpkin Patch AleCanuck Empire Brewing

A fall beer that encompasses all things fall

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“Autumn in a bottle,” is how Canuck Empire has tagged this beer, and they aren’t wrong! The colour perfectly matches the changing leaves and the cinnamon and ginger aroma takes me back to that perfect fall day. With tastes of pumpkin and maple syrup together in one gulp, this beer is the perfect addition to fall.

 

Grab your favorite fall beer from this list and check out these other seasonal beer articles:

Pumpkin and Spice Makes Fall Taste Nice
Top 10 Halloween Costumes for People Who Love Beer
Beer Pairings for Thanksgiving
Fall-ing in Love With Beer

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