Aside from the leaves changing colors and people rocking sweaters instead of shorts (one of the many perks of living in Florida), this means that the beer aisle will be changing as well.
The flavors become bolder, spicier and definitely more tasty, but be warned: you’re about to see pumpkin flavoring shoved into anything and everything.
Instead of just taking a chance with whichever 6 packs’ packaging looks the least (or most) like a jack o’lantern when trying to fulfill that craving for a great beer, we wanted to give you some solid advice straight from the experts at Orlando Brewing Company on their seasonal beer selection.
This brewery is significant for multiple reasons, but the one I found most interesting is the fact that Orlando Brewing is Florida’s only USDA certified organic brewery (!!!)
Their beer is made with only four simple ingredients: water, hops, yeast and malted barley – no adjuncts or additives (aside from the Violator Series, which deviates from this model). As I toured the facilities, I was beyond impressed with how much beer they crank out at a time, and all at such a high quality.
I had the chance to sit down with Orlando Brewing’s publicist, Mary McGinn, to get an expert opinion on the perfect beer to pair with 7 fall scenarios that I’m sure you’ll find yourself in before winter.
The Grateful Pumpkin Ale, especially since it’s Halloween! [pictured in the growler above]
Our Miami Weiss, it’s a light wheat lager and so thirst quenching.
The Papa Midnight Imperial Stout, it has flavors like coconut and vanilla added in with dark chocolate.
The Right On Red! Ale.
I’d say either the Magic Pils to get the biggest bang for your buck for a light beer (6.8% ABV) or Pompous Ass IPA (7.5% ABV), that ones a little more bitter, but they’re both delicious.
The Chocolate Mint Girl Stout (Available on 11/21/2015).
Our Oktoberfest beer, duh!
A complete fall beer guide of the most delicious seasonal brews in Orlando, that also happen to be organic?
I’ll cheers to that.