10 Great Seasonal Mid-Atlantic Beers To Try


1. Dogtoberfest Marzen, Flying Dog Brewery


Frederick, MD
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Brewed with 100% imported German ingredients, it will cut spice while pulling out sweetness. Flavor notes: Full-bodied caramel sweet with a light toasted and crisp, clean finish Pairs with: Mexican and Pepper Jack cheeses, sweet Asian sauces, spiced desserts and German foods.

2. Foxy Red IPA, Union Craft Brewing


Baltimore, MD
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This sly girl creeps out of her den when the air gets just a little chill and the leaves begin to turn. We take Centennial & Columbus hops bursting with their piney and fruity resins and drop them into a rich, red ale. The perfect balance of juicy hops and bready malt to take you into the colder months.

3. Brooklyn Oktoberfest, Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn Oktoberfest

Brooklyn, NY
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When Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria wanted to celebrate his wedding engagement in 1810, he did what any good Bavarian prince would – he threw a beer festival. Both the festival and the special beer served there became known as Oktoberfest. Brewed from the finest German malt and hops, Brooklyn Oktoberfest is true to the original style, fullbodied and malty, with a bready aroma and light, brisk hop bitterness.

4. Fall Lager, Yazoo Brewing Company


Nashville, TN
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This Fall Lager builds to a mighty, malty peak and disappears with a crisp hop note. Perfect for porch sitting in a southern Fall.

5. Oktoberfest, Center of the Universe Brewing Company


Ashland, VA
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COTU Oktoberfest is malty, clean and refreshing. Golden to amber in color, their Oktoberfest would be right at home in the festival tents of Munich. Or Virginia. Prost!

6. Autumnation, Sixpoint Brewery


Brooklyn, NY
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Autumnation, Sixpoint’s hop harvest ale, features a fresh “wet hop” chosen by Sixpoint fans. This year’s hop choice, Mosaic, provides this hearty copper ale with bright citrus, berry and pine flavors, along with aromatic notes of earth, strawberry and stonefruit.

7. Winter Storm, Heavy Seas


Baltimore, MD
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This winter ale draws on hops from the West Coast and the UK for its pronounced bitterness. A mix of pale and darker malts give it its tawny color and its bigger body. True to the style, Winter Storm’s aroma is nutty malts and earthy hops. This is a perfect fall beer, especially because of its warming qualities.

8. Oktoberfest, Carolina Brewery


Chapel Hill, NC
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The German celebration of Oktoberfest began in Munich in 1810 to celebrate the wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese. This two week long party has become the biggest beer drinking event in the world and is still going strong. This Oktoberfest beer is an amber-colored lager made in the traditional style with a toasty malt flavor, medium body and a spicy hop finish.

9. Kanonefest, Brass Cannon Brewing


Toano, VA
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A Märzen style beer that uses ale yeast instead of the traditional lager yeast. The higher fermentation temperature adds another layer of complexity to the already complex style. Malty with grain and biscuit notes, this is the type of brew you want for your own Oktoberfest celebration.

10. Oktoberfest Marzen, Cap City Brewing Co.


Washington, DC
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An easy-drinking fall lager, brewed with Munich, Abbey, and Carahell malt, then moderately hopped with noble German hops. Full and complex malt profile, lovely copper hue; perfect for the festival season!

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