Best Fall Craft Beers In Seattle

October 22, 2015 5:00 AM

The fall season is one of the best times of year to try new craft beers, as local Seattle breweries make some of their seasonal favorites available on draft, by bottle or as part of a craft beer sample pack. Many fall season beers are prepared with unique hops to give them their bitter and spicier taste. Several local breweries in the Seattle area offer delicious seasonal fall beers that cater to fans who enjoy the taste of coffee, caramel and chocolate, as well as spices like cinnamon and nutmeg.
Hochtoberfest
Black Raven Brewing
14679 N.E. 95th St.
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 881-3020
www.blackravenbrewing.com

Black Raven Brewing in Redmond makes a seasonal fall lager called Hochtoberfest that uses the German Marzen style of brewing. It features the light, toasty tasting flavor of an authentic European malt beer and is made with Czech-grown malted barley and domestic and European hops such as opal, hersbrucker and magnum. Try a pint of Hochtoberfest, one of the brewery’s sample trays or get some beer to go. Black Raven Brewing’s taproom is open seven days a week and can accommodate up to 100 people.

Punkuccino
Elysian Brewing Company
5510 Airport Way S.
Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 767-0210
www.elysianbrewing.com

The Elysian Brewing Company in Seattle offers a few seasonal fall favorites when it comes to craft beers, but one of its top picks is the Punkuccino. It is a coffee pumpkin ale made with bittered hops and malts such as biscuit, brown, chocolate, kiln-coffee and pale. Punkuccino is definitely made for the Seattle native as each pint features a shot of Stumptown coffee toddy and just the right amount of nutmeg and cinnamon spicing. You can visit Elysian Brewing Company at any of its four public locations in Seattle — Capitol Hill, Tangletown and the Elysian Bar or Elysian Fields in downtown Seattle.

Oktoberfest
Pyramid Alehouse, Brewery And Restaurant
1201 First Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98134
(206) 682-3377
www.pyramidbrew.com

The Pyramid Alehouse in Seattle is in its original location and is situated right across the street from Safeco Field, home of the Seattle Mariners MLB team. Pyramid offers a malty, fall seasonal craft beer called Oktoberfest. It is a Marzen-style beer, made with nugget and Mt. Hood hops and various malts including caramel, carapils, carared, munich and pilsner. Oktoberfest has a rich amber color and savory caramel flavor and is available annually from August to October.

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Harlot’s Harvest
The Pike Brewing Company
1415 First Ave.
Seattle WA 98101
(206) 622-3373
www.pikebrewing.com

The Pike Brewing Company has been around since 1996 and sits just south of Seattle’s world-renowned Pike Place Market. It serves a spiced, organic pumpkin ale called Harlot’s Harvest. This craft beer is named after its founding location, Seattle’s LaSalle Hotel, a former brothel that was run by Madam Nellie Curtis and her “harlots.” This bold brew is full-bodied and loaded with spices and caramel. Harlot’s Harvest is available in 22 oz. bottles and on draft.

O’Brien’s Harvest Ale
Hales Brewery
4301 Leary Way N.W.
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 706-1544
www.halesbrewery.com

Hales Brewery has brewed and offered O’Brien’s Harvest Ale since 1988, as it is their most popular fall craft beer. It is made with hops such as bravo, calypso, centennial and simcoe, giving the beer its spicy undertones. It is also made with a solid rye malt that lends to its flavorful character. Hales Brewery and English-style pub are both open seven days a week, and you’ll find O’Brien’s Harvest Ale on tap and by bottle.

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Sue Gabel has been writing entertainment and travel-related articles in the greater Puget Sound/Seattle area since 1999. She writes about music, the Seattle scene and more. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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