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The Best Brews You Need To Try This Fall, Say Beer Experts

Eat This, Not That! Logo By Rebecca Strong of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 9: It's the most wonderful time of the year—for beer lovers, that is. With sweater weather comes an influx of beloved brews incorporating nostalgic flavors like pumpkin spice, cinnamon, apple, maple, and caramel. In other words: there's no shortage of options to sip on when you're cozied up to a fire during these cooler months. Best of all, many fall beers also happen to be super food-friendly, pairing with a wide range of hearty dinners and seasonal desserts alike.According to Savannah Yeager, manager of Eight Row Flint—a beer and bourbon bar in Houston, Texas—brewers are getting increasingly creative with their seasonal suds, infusing them with everything from marshmallows to chai spiced tea."Pumpkin stouts are very popular during this time of year," she says. "The addition of pumpkin spice gives the stout a rich baking spice flavor that many people associate with the season. Bourbon barrel-aged beers are also quite popular. Brewers will fill used bourbon or whiskey barrels with stouts, porters, or barleywines. Aging them for several months imbues the beer with the whiskey flavor profile—vanilla, caramel, and oak—and increases the ABV."Whether you're planning a pumpkin carving party or just looking for a new sipper to enjoy solo on these crisp nights, here's a handful that come highly recommended by beer experts. Then,  be sure to sign up for our newsletter for even more eating tips straight to your inbox!Read the original article on Eat This, Not That!

The Best Brews You Need To Try This Fall, Say Beer Experts

It's the most wonderful time of the year—for beer lovers, that is. With sweater weather comes an influx of beloved brews incorporating nostalgic flavors like pumpkin spice, cinnamon, apple, maple, and caramel. In other words: there's no shortage of options to sip on when you're cozied up to a fire during these cooler months. Best of all, many fall beers also happen to be super food-friendly, pairing with a wide range of hearty dinners and seasonal desserts alike.

According to Savannah Yeager, manager of Eight Row Flint—a beer and bourbon bar in Houston, Texas—brewers are getting increasingly creative with their seasonal suds, infusing them with everything from marshmallows to chai spiced tea.

"Pumpkin stouts are very popular during this time of year," she says. "The addition of pumpkin spice gives the stout a rich baking spice flavor that many people associate with the season. Bourbon barrel-aged beers are also quite popular. Brewers will fill used bourbon or whiskey barrels with stouts, porters, or barleywines. Aging them for several months imbues the beer with the whiskey flavor profile—vanilla, caramel, and oak—and increases the ABV."

Whether you're planning a pumpkin carving party or just looking for a new sipper to enjoy solo on these crisp nights, here's a handful that come highly recommended by beer experts. Then,  be sure to sign up for our newsletter for even more eating tips straight to your inbox!

Read the original article on Eat This, Not That!

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