Autumn is here! That means cooler temperatures, falling leaves, and of course seasonal beers. Here are five beers from Denver breweries that are a perfect fit for fall weather.
Breckenridge Brewery’s Autumn Ale
Where: Breckenridge Colorado Craft at 2260 Blake St., Denver
This well-balanced beer is brewed with Munich malts and Bavarian hops. Malty yet crisp, Autumn Ale is slightly sweet and easy drinking with a peppery, earthy finish. It pairs well with the sausage and cheese board from the restaurant’s menu. 6.7% ABV
Wynkoop Brewing Company’s Pumpkin Ale
Where: Wynkoop Brewing at 1634 18th St., Denver
It’s time once again for Wynkoop’s “drunken pumpkin” ale. This English brown is packed with fresh roasted, pureed and flaked pumpkin and spices. The fall favorite has just the right combination of real pumpkin flavor with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and vanilla. Try it with the roasted beet salad from Wynkoop’s kitchen. 4.2% ABV
Mockery Brewing’s Palisade Peach Blonde
Where: Mockery Brewing at 3501 Delgany St., Denver
Colorado residents know that fall is the season for ripe Palisade peaches. Mockery used 400 pounds of fresh Palisade peaches to brew this light-bodied blonde ale. The peach flavor really comes through and adds a hint of natural sweetness. 5.8% ABV
Renegade Brewing Company’s Mayonaise Pumpkin Spice Cream Ale
Where: Renegade Brewing at 925 W. 9th Ave., Denver
Many breweries create a seasonal pumpkin beer. But the folks at Renegade have a tradition of naming theirs after a Smashing Pumpkins song. This year that song is Mayonaise. And yes—there is mayonnaise in the beer (no, you can’t taste it). This cream ale is brewed with pumpkin, cinnamon, clove, ginger, vanilla beans and a dollop of mayonnaise. 5.5% ABV
Epic Brewing’s Big Bad Baptist Imperial Stout
Where: Epic Brewing 3001 Walnut St., Denver
Big Bad Baptist Imperial Stout is brewed with cocoa nibs, local small batch coffee from Novo, and is aged in whiskey barrels. “Novo’s coffee actually contributes a blueberry flavor we are really excited about,” said Head Cellarman Ryan Buxton. At 12.1% ABV, this big beer is sure to warm you up on those cold days. It can also be enjoyed as a beer float; just add a scoop of vanilla ice cream!