The Best Beers To Chase Down This October

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10.01.18 3 Comments


Fall is officially in full swing. This is the season where hefty imperial stouts and clean and crisp lagers dominate. As the weather starts to ebb towards winter you’ll need a good beer by your side. That means it’s time to drink some big beers with big flavors.

Below, we’ve compiled a shortlist of some of the best beers being released and hitting markets this October. Some of these are easier to find (with larger distribution); some you’ll have to travel for and do a bit of sleuthing to uncover. Either way, a good beer is always worth the trouble! Happy hunting!


Smoke and fire come together in Ommegang’s latest Game of Thrones collaboration. Mother of Dragons is a blend of smoked porter and Belgian kriek. It’s bold and brash and has some serious depth. The first note you get are sweet cherries covered in dark chocolate with a deeply roasted malt and echoes of smoke. Then there’s a rush of sour cherry, milk chocolate, and a svelte creaminess that gives way to an almost inexplicable dry finish. This a powerful beer with a depth that’s as engaging as it’s delicious.


Out in Boulder, Colorado, Upslope is releasing their super fun and funky Blood Orange Saison this month. The beer has a distinct yet mild yeast funk with a strong pink peppercorn spice and bright citrus aromatic burst. There’s a nice dry edge here, alongside very light hints of malt sweetness.

It’s a complex beer that screams out for a funky cheese pairing with some fatty roast duck. Comforting fall feels all the way.

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