Once the temperature dips and the leaves start to turn, it’s time to break out the spiced, sweet and toasted brews. Welcome sweater weather season with the best pumpkin beers—and maybe a couple of the best hard ciders, too.
1. Samuel Adams Sweater Weather Variety Pack
Bundle up with Samuel Adams’s fall-inspired variety pack. It includes the brand new pumpkin ale Jack-O–which has cinnamon and nutmeg aromas–along with the returning OctoberFest beer, flagship Boston lager, and Sam ’76 lager. You can get a 12-pack for about $18 or a 24-pack for about $29.
2. Allagash Ghoulschip
Local pumpkin, molasses, and raw pumpkin seeds go into this seasonal brew before it’s aged in oak barrels for up to three years. The result is a dry, golden-hued beer with a slightly sour finish.