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Fall beers are characterized by rich, warm flavors that evoke the comforting and nostalgic aspects of fall. When exploring fall beers, it’s not just about the styles but also about discovering local breweries that put their own unique spin on the season. Dive into our diverse list of Fall beers you must try from these Texas Hill Country breweries. Cheers to the autumnal indulgence!

Tusculum Brewing Company

@tusculumbrewingcompany | Boerne, TX | Oktoberfest (5.5%) a traditional Märzen Lager, slightly sweet with a grainy flavor and biscuit aftertaste, nice subtle flavors. | Barrel Aged Porter (served in a 12oz pour) (10%) bourbon forward, boozy with flavors of chocolate & vanilla with hints of bourbon and a dry roasty finish. Deliciously paired with their hearty charcuterie board or the pretzel & jalapeno cheese sausage with warm queso and stone ground mustard.

Dodging Duck Brewhaus

@thedodgingduck | Boerne, TX | Ducktoberfest (6.2%) lager, the annual batch of “Ducktoberfest” Lager is brewed with German malt and Czech hops. It is harvest orange, with a fruity malt taste and has a nice hoppy bite to it. Harvey Duckman (4.5%) Kölsch style, delicious, light, crisp and drinkable, with a touch of subtle fruitiness and spice. Zaner’s Old Geezer (5%) Pecan Brown Ale. In memory of Boerne’s late great artist, Bill Zaner. Rich, malt-forward flavor complemented by balanced hints of biscuit, cocoa, and earthy hops with a velvety texture and robust body. They have a nice menu with pub-style food, choose from giant pretzels to burgers!

bear King Brewing

@bearkingbrewing | Marble Falls, TX | Bird’s Word, Pecan Porter (5.2%) possesses a roasted, smokiness in character, with roasted pecans and hints of chocolate. | Dead Wreckoning, Imperial Oatmeal Porter (8.2%) has a malty rich sweetness and large mouthfeel, malt forward, this beer features a nice surprise, a gentle hint of citrus hops lingering in the background. Both are favorites and the menu is great. Simple, fresh, delicious food with a slightly elevated twist.

Pecan Street Brewing

@pecanstreetbrewing | Johnson City, TX | Pumpkin Spiced Lager (5.3%) amber lager, crafted with vanilla beans, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger. It tastes like “autumn” in a mug. | Oktoberfest (5.25%) their take on a traditional German Oktoberfest Märzen – smooth, rich and toasty malt with a twist, it’s an ale instead of a lager. | Märzen Rye Lager (6.7%) (GABF Gold Medal Winner) a classic Märzen, brewed incorporating a higher proportion of Rye malt, resulting in a beer that is malty, smoothly sessionable, and reveals hints of nuts, grain, and spicy Rye. They also offer a special Oktoberfest charcuterie board that is laden with savory Fall bites, perfect for pairing with your beer.

Fredericksburg Brewing

@fbgbrewingco | Fredericksburg, TX | Pioneer Porter 5.3% (GBAF Silver Winner) mild roasted coffee flavors, toffee sweetness, chocolate blended with a light roasted malt. | Fitztown Brown (6.3%) a brown ale, medium body with a subtly sweet mouthfeel and an abundance of hops to satisfy the palate. | Oktoberfest (6%) sweetness with slight bitterness and a rich, toasty, bready malt flavor. The menu features delicious German and pub-style food. We enjoyed the scotch egg and the cheddar ale soup served in a fresh-baked bread bowl.

Old 290 Brewery

@old290brewery | Johnson City, TX | Oktoberfest (5.2%) Märzen lager, clean, crisp and delicious with hints of malt and caramel. | Beer Drinker Brown Ale (7%) American brown ale, full-bodied, persistent tan head, moderately carbonated, with notes of roasted malts, toffee, and caramel. | Night Fall Stout (7.1%) bold oatmeal stout with roasted notes of chocolate, dark fruit, cherry and toast. It is dry, smooth, and aged in port wine barrels for 3 months. Gotta try the 290 PRIME Grinder: sliced prime rib, arugula, blue cheese, tomato bacon jam on a pretzel bun with au jus & truffle fries.

Basement brewers of texas

@basementbrewerskerrville | Kerrville, TX | Jacked O’Lantern (9.6%) Pumpkin Stout, flavors of coffee, milk, sugar, spices and hints of pumpkin. Really interesting, the pumpkin is not prominent but subtle. Causal micro brewery with 8 taps of house beer, 6 taps of guest, and 50 different cans/bottles. No food on-site, but you can bring your own.

Cibolo Creek Brewing

@cibolocreekbrewingco | Boerne, TX | Klein’s Bock (6.17%) a balance of sweetness and toasted nutty, malt, with a subtle smokey flavor – matched well with the chicken fried steak. Brown Sugar Pumpkin American Brown Ale. Roasted malt, brown sugar, hints of caramel, pumpkin with roasted chocolate. Count Doppel Bockula (7.35%) a Doppel Bock brewed with Count Chocula cereal. Malty and rich, bready at the forefront, transitioning into sweet, plum-like fruit notes, with a subtle, lingering chocolate finish at the back—really delicious. They also have an amazing menu with seasonal specials, so go hungry.

12 Fox Beer Co.

@12foxbeer | Dripping Springs, TX | Foxtoberfest (5.3%)this Märzen lager boasts a rich, toasty, and bready malt flavor. Schwarzbier (5.2%), a black German lager, showcasing munich dark malts and a roasted flavor. Balanced, it carries moderate to low bitterness. Jack O’Lantern (5.9%), a chocolate dunkel, dark crisp lager with a well-rounded balance, offering a dark yet smooth, crisp profile with subtle hints of chocolate. During the fall enjoy huge, fresh soft pretzels with your choice of dipping sauces. The food is old school Texas BBQ by @gummies_bbq. Love the BBQ brisket nachos!

Ghost Note Brewing

@ghostnotebrewing | Dripping Springs, TX | Oktoberfest (5.2% ) a Märzen-style lager that honors the Oktoberfest tradition. Smooth lager finish complements the toffee and bread-crust maltiness. Paired with the brats and pretzels, it’s amazing. Steel Cut- Oatmeal Brown (5.2%) English-style brown ale brewed with premium Maris Otter malt and oats for a big smooth body. Malty flavors of toasted bread crust and roasted nuts, balanced with a dash of Fuggle hops for an easy finish. Shadow Edge Stout (5.5%) midnight-hued brew has moderate bitterness lends a clean “edge” to the finish. Bold yet approachable, the malt flavors of milk chocolate and toffee shine through with a clean roast character.

 Altstadt Brewery

@altstadtbrewery | Fredericksburg, TX | Oktoberfest (5.9%) Excellent German-style Märzen. Toasted malts, dark bread, some caramel with a dry crisp, finish. Schwarzbier (5%) classic rendition of a German “Black Beer,” flavors of caramel, toffee and toasted bread with a slight sweetness, very easy to drink. The Bavarian pretzels with beer cheese dipping sauce, are soft and delicious, and the charcuterie board is excellent.

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