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NEPA’s Craft Breweries Capture Fall Vibes in a Glass

Chilly Autumn Weather Inspires Hearty Beers from NEPA’s Local Craft Breweries

Regardless of how you square it, autumn in Northeastern Pennsylvania is simply perfection. The weather is just right. Everyone’s getting’ all hyped on football and making pots of chili. And we’re ready to fill the fridge with brewery-fresh fall beers.

Right about now, all along the DiscoverNEPA Brewer’s Loop, you’ll find an abundance of seasonal brews. We’re talking darker, malty ambers, red ales, brown ales, velvety porters and stouts — hell, even pumpkin ales make the cut. We made the rounds, talked to the brewers and put together a list.

There’s really little left for you to do but lace up the boots, throw on some flannel and a blanket scarf (yes, they’re back!) and get out there. NEPA’s breweries are ready. And they’ve got a few, tasty fall beers waiting for you.

Add These to Your List of New, Seasonal Brews:

  • Bovino’s Pizzeria and Brewery

    Brea’s Nuts

    Nut Brown Ale / ABV: 4.7%

    “Inspired by the beautiful Brea herself! This Nut Brown Ale is delicately brewed exposing a nutty aroma with faint malt and hop flavors. The malts lend a soft but pronounced body making it a delightfully balanced beer.”

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  • Bright Path Brewing

    Brown Ale – Wet Hopped

    English Style Brown Ale (Wet Hopped) / ABV: 5.5%

    “This is a classic English brown ale uses freshly picked hops from our friends at Murphy’s Hop Yard in Effort, PA. The hops are used within 24hrs of being picked. This year we used over 50lbs of fresh Chinook hops.”

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  • Downriver Brewing Company

    Troubled Bones

    Pumpkin Stout / ABV: 6.1%

    “The dark, rich body of our pumpkin stout comes from roasted malts, a blend of fall spices and blackstrap molasses. Boasting notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove, “Bones” is ideal for sipping on a chilly fall night.”

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  • Groove Brewing

    Groovy Pecan Pie

    Brown Ale / ABV: 6.1%

    “A subtle aroma of nutty toasted pecans with a pleasant caramel character. A delicious blend of toasted pecans and rich caramel.”

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  • Log Tavern Brewing Co.

    All Hallows

    Hazy Pumpkin Ale / ABV: 6.5%

    “Embrace all the flavors of fall with All Hallows, a delicious blend of Maple Syrup, Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg, Clove, Vanilla, and Lactose.”

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  • Mountain View Vineyard, Winery, Brewery & Distillery

    Harvest Ale

    Pale Ale / ABV: 4.2%

    “A cornucopia of spiced flavors. It’s ‘Fall’ in a glass.”

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  • Mutant Brewing

    Pumpkin Potion #9

    Pumpkin Ale / ABV: 6.7%

    “A sweet, yet bold pumpkin ale with full-bodied flavor. Perfectly spiced for the Fall season.”

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  • Pilger Ruh Brewing

    Frankenstein’s Chick

    Pumpkin Chai Milkshake IPA / ABV: 6.66%

    “Milkshake IPA with roasted orange hubbards and chai! Contains absolutely no pumpkin spice.”

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  • ShawneeCraft Brewing Company

    Baby Bear

    Brown Ale / ABV: 5%

    “ShawneeCraft brown ale is here for the fall and winter season! Made with a blend of specialty and roasted malts, this ale pours a rich mahogany color and provides delicious complexity with every sip. Expect notes of toasted nuts and a touch of dark chocolate; our brown ale has a smooth, full-bodied taste with a hint of toffee sweetness and a balanced bitterness at the end.”

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  • Stoker's Brewing Company


    Amber Lager / ABV: 5.4%

    “Our traditional amber lager is brewed in accordance with The German ‘Reinheitsgebot’ or German Purity Law of 1516, which limits brewers to just four basic ingredients: malt, hops, yeast and water. Enjoy in half-liter mugs filled from authentic European side-pull draft beer faucet.”

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  • Susquehanna Brewing Company


    Chocolate Doppelbock / ABV: 8%

    “The perfect end to a winter day, this rich amber lager is brewed with Munich, Crystal and Chocolate Malts, cocoa and finished with Hallertau hops for a malty yet balanced beer. Toboggan will be available the week before Thanksgiving.”

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  • Wallenpaupack Brewing Company

    Hawley’s Comet

    West Coast IPA / ABV: 6.5%

    “A West Coast IPA brewed with Comet, El Dorado, and Simcoe hops. West Coast bitterness up front is followed by flavors of grapefruit, melon, and pine. Flaked oats create a smooth body that balances out the hops.”

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Article Updated from its Original Version Published on 10/28/2020.

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