Fall brings with it loads of malty marzens, but what if thats not your cup of tea? Luckily the steady stream of new brews continues to flow. Here are a few of the latest fall seasonals that buck conventional tradition.
Deschutes Hopzeit Munich IPA
Billed as an Autumn IPA, Deschutes Hopzeit takes the malt backbone of a traditional marzen and pushes it to the breaking point with a boatload of hops. Floral and fruity on the nose, notes of sweet caramelized malt quickly give way to a long, spicy and herbaceous finish.
Avery Chai High
Built upon a chocolatly brown ale base, Chai High is bursting with sweet spice aromas and flavors. All the classic Chai tea flavors are here, with cinnamon, allspice and cardamom taking center stage. Add a scoop a vanilla ice cream and some whipped cream for an unconventional beer float that is perfect for fall.
Avery El Gose
As weve discussed before, Gose is an oddity thats not for everyone. While some can taste sweaty and others like a glass of seawater, when done right they can be extremely refreshing palate cleansers. We are happy to report that Avery nailed it with El Gose, the newest addition to their year round line up. A clean, crisp minerality on the nose awakens the senses to a wonderful mix of sweet and tart citrus. Not too salty, nor too sour, this is a great example of the style. Perfect for taco night!
Dogfish Head Seaquench Ale Session Sour
Quinoa, scrapple, spruce tips, even whole lobsters Sam Calgione and company have used some bizarre ingredients to brew up some innovative ales. Their latest creation, Seaquench, is no exception. It incorporates black limes, an unsightly yet highly flavorful ingredient common in Middle Eastern cuisine, to a refreshingly tart session sour. Part Kolsch, part Gose and part Berliner Weisse Seaquench is sharp, tangy, salty and citrusy yet somehow it maintains balance and drinkability. An incredibly complex and inspiring beer.