7 Autumn-Inspired Vegan Beers You Need to Drink Right Now
Fall is in the air, and that means seasonal beers are hitting shelves at every convenience store, Publix, and brewery around. In addition to cooler temps, spice-infused brews are a harbinger of fall — but given that they’re not around for long, now’s the time to get to drinking.
And despite popular misconception, it’s not all about the pumpkin. Fall flavors come in many shades — from maple to vanilla to hints of cinnamon. So here are seven vegan-friendly beers that you can imbibe in what’s arguably the best season ever.
Terrapin’s Pumpkin Fest
This Georgia-based brewery’s popular lager hits shelves every season. At 6.1% ABV, it’s easy to drink and reminiscent of cranberry, clove, and pumpkin pie spice.
The Bruery’s Autumn Maple
If maple flavor is more your speed, this autumn seasonal is brewed using 15 pounds of yams per barrel. Add cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, vanilla, and maple syrup, and it’s all fall, all the time.
Southern Tier’s Pumking Imperial Pumpkin Ale
Dubbed “the king of pumpkin beers,” this is a must-try for the pre-Halloween season. At 8.6% ABV, it packs a punch, so be sure to sip it with some sustenance.
Traveler Beer Company’s Jack-O Traveler Pumpkin Shandy
This tasty wheat beer incorporates real pumpkin for a super-flavorful final product. At 4.4% ABV, it’s the perfect session beer for a Netflix frightfest.
Bell’s Best Brown Ale
This super smooth selection has hints of caramel and cocoa, giving it that seasonal twist that makes you wanna cozy up with a warm blanket and wait for winter to kick in.
Great Lakes Brewing’s Oktoberfest
It is halfway through October, so an Oktoberfest selection is a must. This malty, German-style brew has all the autumn flavors you love.
Concrete Beach Brewery’s Sweet Plantain Dunkelweizen
Miami’s own Concrete Beach Brewery is offering a special lineup for fall, including this totally unique sweet plantain creation. It has notes of cinnamon, allspice and clove, so it’s the perfect addition to your fall lineup.