Sierra Nevada, one of America's most venerable craft brewers, partnered with German brewer Brauhaus Riegele for this year's Oktoberfest beer. Flip through the gallery for a look at 11 other noteworthy fall brews.
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Esteemed Delaware brewery Dogfish Head has long been known for its ales, including this Punkin Ale, a full-bodied brown ale with hints of pumpkin and brown sugar.
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Indiana's Upland Brewing makes this easy-drinking Oktoberfest Bavarian-style lager. Perfect for a fall day at the beach.
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Maryland's Heavy Seas brews The Great'er Pumpkin, a play on Charlie Brown's favorite Halloween legend. The brewery promises "heady aromas of bourbon, cinnamon, ginger, allspice and clove."
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For you pumpkin-spice lovers, Schlafly, a St. Louis-based brewery, crafts a Pumpkin Ale "with full-bodied sweetness for a beer that tastes like pumpkin pie."
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Stoudts, a central Pennsylvania brewer, makes this Marzen-style Oktoberfest beer. It has a dark, coppery color and a rich, toasty flavor.
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If you like wet-hop beers -- brewed with fresh instead of preserved hops -- the Hop Trip from Oregon's Deschutes Brewing is one of the best. The brewer describes it as "a pale ale with a uniquely bright citrus punch and fall spice."
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Rogue Brewing brewmaster John Maier inspects his hops at Rogue Farms in Independence, Oregon. Rogue uses fresh-picked Yaquina hops in its Rogue Wet Hop Ale.
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Chicago's Revolution Brewing makes this Oktoberfest, a unique German-style brewed with Hallertau Gold hops, grown on only one farm in Bavaria.
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Founders Brewing of Michigan brews this Harvest Ale, which it describes as having "a super juicy hop presence bursting with fresh citrus ... (and) toasted malt undertones."
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Sierra Nevada also brews an acclaimed Harvest Wet Hop IPA. The brewer claims that using wet hops "preserves all of the (hops') precious oils and resins for a unique drinking experience."
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North Carolina's NoDa Brewing Co. makes this Gordgeous pumpkin ale with fresh pumpkin, brown sugar, freshly shaved whole ginger root and whole-seed spices cracked at the brewery on the day the beer is brewed.