5 Cincinnati-Brewed Fall-Flavored Beers to Sip this Season

From the infamous — and controversial — pumpkin spice, to other fall flavors like candied pecan, here are a few options to get you in the seasonal spirit

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click to enlarge Frisch's Pumpkin Pie Ale at Taft's - Photo: Facebook.com/Taftsbeerco
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Frisch's Pumpkin Pie Ale at Taft's

In what feels like the blink of an eye, it’s somehow September. Which means the autumnal season is upon us (despite what the temperature says), and the flavors of fall have arrived — in coffees, in baked goods and, of course, in our frosty brews.

These local beers are ready to usher in changing leaves, campfires and spooky season. From the infamous — and controversial — pumpkin spice, to other fall flavors like candied pecan, here are a few options to get you in a festive fall spirit. 

Taft's Brewing Co.'s Frisch's Pumpkin Pie Ale

Two Queen City favorites have collided to offer the ultimate ode to the fall season. Cincinnati's Taft's Brewing Co. and local diner chain Frisch's Big Boy have collaborated on an autumn essential (for pumpkin spice lovers). The Frisch's Pumpkin Pie Ale made its debut on Aug. 11 and is now available at all Taft's locations and in stores. The brew features hints of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg, plus vanilla and lactose for a decadent and creamy flavor. 1429 Race St., Over-the-Rhine; 4831 Spring Grove Ave., Spring Grove Village, taftsbeer.com.

Locoba by Platform Brewing Co.'s Yammy Brews

Platform's seasonal Yammy brews are back, offering three different ways to enjoy the autumnal spud in sud form. The brew comes in Yammy Yammy, featuring flavors of roasted yams with hints of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove; the S'mores Yammy, featuring flavors of marshmallow, graham cracker, chocolate and lactose mixed with sweet potato ale; and the Candied Pecan Yammy, spicing up the traditional Yammy Yammy with caramelized brown sugar, pecan and vanilla. The beers are available via pick-up or delivery in six-packs or you can order a 12-pack featuring all three Yammy brews.1201 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, platformbeer.co/locoba.

Braxton Brewing Co.'s VIVE Pumpkin Spice Hard Seltzer

The Covington-based brewery is introducing their newest spiked seltzer in mid-September featuring the popular fall infusion pumpkin spice. Like the brand's other hard seltzers, the VIVE Pumpkin Spice Hard Seltzer will contain 100 calories, 2 grams of carbs and will have a 5% ABV. Once released, it will be available in stores across Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. viveseltzer.com.

MadTree Brewing Co.'s S'more Gratitude

This MadTree brew is a perfect campfire sipper. The brewery collaborated with local dessert baker Grateful Grahams to create a fall classic. The decadent stout is infused with vanilla beans, lactose, cocoa powder and cacao nibs and has an ABV of 7.5%. Available on tap and in six-packs. 3301 Madison Road, Oakley, madtreebrewing.com.

Samuel Adams' Jack-O Pumpkin Ale

Cincinnati-based brewery Samuel Adams has released their fall Jack-O Pumpkin ale just in time for the season. The limited release brew features aromas of cinnamon and nutmeg and is available for curbside pick-up in six-packs. 1727 Logan St., Over-the-Rhine, samueladams.com.

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