Falling for Local Craft Beer

Oct 18, 2018 | Uncategorized

Now that the fall season is officially here, it’s time for sweater weather, beautifully coloured leaves and all things pumpkin-related. But pumpkin flavours go beyond just lattes and coffees; pumpkin beers are now a staple for breweries everywhere.

For craft beer fans in Niagara, there are plenty of new fall beers available. But don’t worry! If pumpkin isn’t your preference, there are many other great seasonal options to try. Here are some great new brews currently offered at our favourite places around the region:

Over in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Oast House Brewers recently brought out their Country Bumpkin Spiced Ale and Silversmith went in a hoppier fall direction with their Mind’s IPA.

In Niagara Falls, Taps Brewery introduced a brand new Pumpkin Ale, and in Port Colborne, Breakwall Brewing’s new beers for fall are the Oktoberfest Marzen Lager and the Hip Hop Harvest Ale.

The Merchant Ale House, located right here in St. Catharines has released not one or two, but three fall beers: Pumpkin Ale, the Ale House Extra Dry and their Dankfruit IPA.

Of course, you can also get your craft beer fix and a bite to eat at local spots like Kully’s, Mahtay Cafe, and Oliv on St. Paul. In fact, Oliv’s Lobster Grilled Cheese is a fantastic meal pairing for any fall brew!

Local beer lovers have plenty of different options to fall for this season on the Niagara Ale Trail . Be sure to tag #NiagaraAleTrail in your photos, and follow us on our social accounts so we can share! Find us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter at @NiagaraAleTrail. Cheers to fall!

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The Niagara Ale Trail was founded in 2014 to celebrate the best of Niagara’s Craft beverage scene, encompassing craft breweries from each of Niagara’s 12 municipalities. Founded with 14 Craft Breweries, the Niagara Ale Trail expanded to include Craft Cideries in 2023 and has over 25 participating locations.