A new season can only mean one thing – new craft beers! Fall always brings with it some great flavours from our local Niagara breweries, so we’ve put together some of the must-try beers around the region. Keep in mind that many of these are very limited releases, so grab a pint (or two) while you can!
Pumpkin Lovers Rejoice:
Let’s kick off our list with the most popular fall flavour. If autumn means all things pumpkin to you, you’re in luck! At Taps Brewery in Niagara Falls, you can find their Pumpkin 3.14 Ale, and at The Exchange Brewery in NOTL their Belgian Pumpkin Ale is now available. While you’re in Niagara-on-the-Lake, head to Oast House Brewers for their yearly fan favourite, Country Bumpkin Pumpkin Ale.
For something a little different, The Merchant Ale House in downtown St. Catharines has their Pumpkin Spiced Latte now available, which is a Nitro ale with coffee, vanilla, autumn spices and milk sugar.
The Darker, The Better:
As the days get colder, darker beers become more popular – and if you’re a stout fan, you’ll want to stop into Counterpart in Niagara Falls for their Origin Double Stout, made with Signal Coffee Guatemalen Coffee Beans and White Meadows Farms Maple Syrup.
At Breakwall Brewing in Port Colborne, they also now have their Halloween-appropriate Hopkins Tomb Stout available in cans – it’s the perfect seasonal beverage for your costume party.
Over at Brimstone Brewing Company in Ridgeway, they’ve recently released their MunsterMash – a smoked Marzen that is sure to please any craft beer lover. Silversmith Brewing Company in Niagara-on-the-Lake also has their own smoked beer – The Bandit is a crisp, smoked Oktoberfest lager, available on tap and in cans.
Which autumn craft beer flavours are you looking forward to trying on the Ale Trail?