Leaves crunching under your feet. Picking the perfect pumpkin. Football. Beer.
They’re all part of what makes Fall great on the East End. Here are 5 Fall beers, brewed right here on Long Island, that have us excited for the season.
Crooked Ladder Brewing: Outta My Vine
Crooked Ladder’s annual Fall-time release, affectionately called Outta My Vine, has us thrilled for crisp evening strolls. The Pumpkin Ale is brewed with cinnamon and fresh ginger, giving it a sweet roasty flavor.
Greenport Harbor Brewing Company: Leaf Pile
Greenport Harbor’s Leaf Pile Ale has us anticipating the Autumn leaves, orange, yellow and red! The balanced beer has hand-selected additions of ginger, cinnamon, whole-bean vanilla, allspice, nutmeg and pumpkin. This aromatic brew is on the sweeter side and perfectly sippable after taking a hike through the deciduous woods of the North Fork.
Blue Point Brewing Co: Oktoberfest
Keeping the Bavarian tradition alive, Blue Point’s Oktoberfest has us festive for Fall parties! The traditional lager, brewed for hundreds of years in the southern region of Germany, is copper in color with a full-bodied maltiness and light hints of spice.
Great South Bay Brewery: Splashing Pumpkin
Splashing Pumpkin, Great South Bay Brewery’s rendition of Pumpkin Ale has us looking forward to pumpkin carving around the kitchen table. The pungent aroma of earthy pumpkin spice and cinnamon compliment the sweet caramel malty flavor.
Long Ireland Beer Company: Pumpkin Ale
Long Ireland’s Pumpkin Ale is brewed with real pumpkin and has us craving for roasted pumpkin seeds! Along with pumpkin, the beer is spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. This beer, unlike other Pumpkin Ales, isn’t too sweet or spicy. The perfect balance of flavor, this local beer is great for celebrating the harvest season on the East End.
These beers and others are available on tap at Bistro 72 through November. Availability is limited on seasonal varieties. Call or stop in to Bistro 72 for details.