October is a good month for beer. The summer season is officially in the rearview mirror. Oktoberfest is in full swing. Pumpkin ales fill the shelves. And winter ale season is a short month away. This all makes October a great bridge between the light lagers of summer and the hefty alcohol and spice bomb ales of winter.
The eight beers below are some of our favorites hitting the market right now. Some of these beers are going to be lining shelves from sea-to-shining-sea while others will be a little harder to source without some serious effort. Still, when is a journey to find great beer ever taken in vain?