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Best Fall Craft Beers In Pittsburgh

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Fall in Pittsburgh brings so much to look forward to—football season, cooler weather, beautiful changing leaves and for beer-lovers, highly anticipated seasonal craft beers. The city's many microbreweries offer a wonderful variety of fall craft beers that feature everything from traditional seasonal tastes to unexpected malt combinations. Beginning in late September and early October you can raise a glass to the season with one of these fall-flavored brews. Here are five to be on the lookout for this season.

Nut Roll Ale
Penn Brewery
800 Vinial St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 237-9400
www.pennbrew.comIf you enjoy a little spice in your adult beverage, Penn Brewery's Nut Roll Ale is right for you! Styled as a spiced nut brown ale, this seasonal beer features five-percent ABV and Perle and Williamette hops. Caramel, chocolate, black, biscuit, two-row and Munich with lactose malts give it a warm seasonal flavor. Pick up your Nut Roll Ale as a draft, by the six-pack or 24-bottle case from November through January. Penn Brewery is located in the city's Troy Hill neighborhood.
Dunkelweizen (Dark Wheat Unfiltered)
Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh
2075 S. Water St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
(412) 224-2328
www.hofbrauhauspittsburgh.comHofbrauhaus Pittsburgh is known for its variety of diverse monthly and seasonal brews, and its fall choices are true standouts. November's beer, in particular, is a fine pick for fall craft beers. Called Dunkelweizen (or dark wheat unfiltered), this wheat beer features 5.4-percent ABV, the classic fruitiness of Hefeweizen and a dark roasted malt base. Its well-balanced taste continues to earn this seasonal drink a spot on the Hofbrauhaus' seasonal biers menu. Grab a glass of Dunkelweizen at this South Side Bavarian restaurant and bier garden.
Big Hop Harvest Ale
East End Brewing Company
147 Julius St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 537-2337
www.eastendbrewing.comRaise a glass and toast to the season with East End Brewing Company's Big Hop Harvest Ale. This annual favorite returns this fall at the end of September and remains available until it's gone, which won't be long based on popular demand. Don't miss your chance to take a swig of Big Hop Harvest Ale that boasts 6.4-percent ABV and locally grown hops. This seasonal special celebrates the end of summer and is the perfect brew to welcome in the fall. Get your Big Hop Harvest Ale in halves, quarters and sixtels by special order.Related: Best Brewpubs Serving Seasonal Beer In Pittsburgh
Spooky Tooth Imperial Pumpkin Ale
Fat Head's Saloon
1805 E. Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
(412) 431-7433
www.fatheadspittsburgh.comFat Head's Saloon offers several top-rated seasonal beers, but it's Spooky Tooth Imperial Pumpkin Ale is a local fall favorite. Drink up the rich amber hue packed full of spicy pumpkin pie sweetness and brown sugar. With its creamy and decadent flavor, you can consider this liquid pumpkin pie. Just imagine how great it will taste paired with fall foods like French onion soup or pierogies. Fat Head's Saloon is located on East Carson Street in Pittsburgh's South Side.
3-2-1 Win
Full Pint Brewing Company
1932 Lincoln Highway
North Versailles, PA 15137
(412) 467-6414
www.fullpintbrewing.comFans of the local YouTube celebrity, Pittsburgh Dad, may recognize the name behind Full Pint Brewing Company's 3-2-1 Win beer. This seasonal beer is available just in time for every football fan's tailgating party, beginning during training camp and running through the Super Bowl. It's full of flavor with Vienna, pils and wheat malts coupled with Saaz hops. Expect caramel and apple flavors with a bubbly carbonated feel that pairs great with all your favorite Pittsburgh football foods. Full Pint Brewing Company is located on Lincoln Highway in North Versailles.Related: Best Bars With A Rotating Beer Menu In Pittsburgh
Jessica Wasik is a graduate of Robert Morris University with a degree in English Studies. She is also a contributing writer for and Her work can be found at


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