Fall-Flavored Craft Brews

by Casey Higgins | Posted: Oct 8, 2013 | Updated: Oct 23, 2015

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* Updated Fall 2015; feel free to comment with new brews you’re aware of. Thanks!

Fall is for pumpkin-spiced everything, so why should Virginia’s craft breweries not get in on the action? If you have yet to sample the seasonal concoctions of Virginia, consider this your invitation.

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  • Northern Virginia
    • Pumpkin Saison – BadWolf – Manassas
    • Oktoberfest Lager – Blue & Gray – Fredericksburg
    • Borman’s Belgian Ale – Blue & Gray – Fredericksburg
    • Dr. Punkenstein – Capitol City – Arlington
    • Padawan Pumpkin Ale – Corcoran – Waterford
    • Corktoberfest – Corcoran – Waterford
    • Dark Apprentice Pumpkin Porter – Corcoran – Waterford
    • FestBier – Gordon Biersch – McLean
    • Hoptoberfest – Hops Grill – Alexandria
    • RhinO’fest – Lost Rhino – Ashburn
    • Oatmeal Pumpkin Brown Ale – Lost Rhino – Ashburn
    • Stingy Jack’s Pumpkin Saison – Mad Fox – Falls Church
    • Old Jail Pumpkin-Peach Brown Ale – Old Bust Head – Vint Hill
    • Oktoberfest Marzen Style Lager – Old Bust Head – Vint Hill
    • Oktoberfest – Port City – Alexandria
    • Peter Pumkin Eater Ale – Rusty Beaver – Ruther Glen

 

Williamsburg Alewerks

Williamsburg Alewerks

 

  • Central Virginia
    • Sweet Potato & Sage Autumn Ale – Ardent Craft Ales – Richmond
    • “The One” Pumpkin Ale – Ardent Craft Ales – Richmond
    • Chestnut Maple Altbier Sticke – Ardent/Hardywood collaboration – Richmond
    • Oktoberfest – Center of the Universe – Ashland
    • Shut Up (Black Friday Brew) – Center of the Universe – Ashland
    • Rum Pumpkin – Hardywood – Richmond
    • Farmhouse Pumpkin Ale – Hardywood – Richmond
    • The Trickery – Hardywood – Richmond
    • Quadrahop – Hardywood – Richmond
    • Stunt Dubble Pumpkin Belgian Dubbel – Isley – Richmond
    • Oktoberfest – Legend – Richmond
    • Pumpkin Ain’t Easy – Lickinghole Creek – Goochland
    • Boxcarr Pumpkin Porter – Starr Hill – Crozet
    • Ümlaut Böktoberfest – Strangeways – Richmond
    • HAVOC Black IPA – Strangeways
    • Gourd of Thunder Imperial Pumpkin Porter – Strangeways – Richmond
    • Oak Barrel Aged Pecan Gourd of Thunder Imperial Pumpkin Porter – Strangeways – Richmond
    • Oak Barrel Aged Chocolate Gourd of Thunder Imperial Pumpkin Porter – Strangeways – Richmond
    • Oak Barrel Aged Gingerbread Gourd of Thunder Imperial Pumpkin Porter – Strangeways – Richmond
    • Hansel and Kettle Imperial Oktoberfest – Three Notch’d – Charlottesville
    • Pumpkin Pumpkin Ale – Three Notch’d – Charlottesvilles
    • Howling Pumpkin Ale – Wild Wolf – Nellysford

 

  • Shenandoah Valley
    • Oktoberfest – Blue Lab – Lexington
    • Fairgrounds Fall Ale – Brothers Craft – Harrisonburg
    • Five Pound Fall Ale – Brothers Craft – Harrisonburg
    • Resolute – Brothers Craft – Harrisonburg
    • Pumpkin Hunter – Devils Backbone Outpost – Lexington
    • Autumn Hare – Queen City – Staunton
    • Hard-Pressed Apple Ale – Queen City – Staunton

 

  • Virginia Mountains
    • The Legless Horseman Pumpkin Ale – Chaos Mountain – Callaway
    • Oktoberfest – Chaos Mountain – Callaway
    • Autumn Brown Ale – Flying Mouse – Troutville
    • Seeing Colors Autumn Spiced Ale – Parkway – Salem
    • Oktoberfest Marzen – Soaring Ridge – Roanoke
    • Pumpkin Porter – Soaring Ridge – Roanoke
    • Sunktoberfest Lager – Sunken City – Hardy

 

  • Blue Ridge Highlands
    • Oktoberfest Ale – The Damascus – Damascus
    • Punkin’ Stout – The Damascus – Damascus
    • Woodson Cider Beer – The Damascus – Damascus

 

*Note, most craft beers are produced in small batches, so quantities are limited. Check with the brewery you intend to visit to find out what’s on tap. Please drink responsibly.

*A nod to Richmond.com for their extensive coverage of the Richmond brews for fall 2014.

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Carolyn says:

You can now taste the best of Virginia Craft Beers, Hard Ciders and Virginia Wines, Olive Oil, Balsamics and other fine gourmet foods a the Olive Vine Gourmet GRAND opening at the new Springfield Town Center, Springfield, VA

adrienne says:

The Devils Backbone Pumpkin Hunter and Ichabod Crandall are actually the same beer. The beer was renamed Pumpkin Hunter in 2014.

Casey Higgins says:

Thanks so much!