Why October is the perfect month for beer drinking.
October. It's crisp outside and beer lovers can pick out some of the best autumn ales and IPAs around. You're just coming off Oktoberfest, too, and going into the holidays. THIS is the best time for beer. So get out your nicest monogrammed beer glasses in the mancave, and start pouring. (Find the right beer glass or mug for IPAs and Lagers on our site.) #ClinkToThat
Here are some of the top 2013 autumn beers to try and go check out beeradvocate.com for more:
Where: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Type: American IPA
What’s being said: Brooklyn-based Sixpoint Brewery in Red Hook brings out a new hops strain, Mosaic, which brings a pretty interesting flavor to the table. Copper in color with an assertive taste accompanied by citrus, berry and pine flavors, the massive aroma of fresh hops features citrus, strawberry, stone fruits, berry, and pine notes.
Founders Harvest Ale
Where: Grand Rapids, MI
Type: American IPA
What’s being said: The Grand Rapids, Michigan, brewery makes this IPA every fall, and the fresh citrusy hops will hit your nose and then your tongue with 70 IBUs (International Bittering Units). It’s the one beer you must try if you want a definitive fresh hopped brew.
The Bruery Rugbrod
Where: Placentia, CA
Type: Rye Beer
What’s being said: Rugbrød is a winter seasonal beer that’s always on the list with beer lovers. It’s loosely based on the Scandinavian Christmas "Julebryg" beer. Brewed with three types of rye malt, this brown ale is earthy and bready with nutty barley malts and a roasted finish.
Löwenbräu Buttenheim Kellerbier
Where: Buttenheim, Germany
Type: Unpasteurized Lager
This beer is easy on mouthfeel, with a toasty malt throughout the finish. A true German beer for October.
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