Will travel for beer. Is that your motto? Let the seasonal fall beers of the Tualatin Valley spur you into planning your next weekend trip. In Portland’s backyard, our craft breweries are mashing, infusing and fermenting truly creative suds. The Hilton Garden Inn Portland/Beaverton has even put together the Tap into Portland’s Beer Scene hotel deal so that your stay can truly be dedicated to all things hops. Here’s a look at some of our favorite seasonal fall ales:
Ancestry Brewing’s seasonal “Chai it Out” is fermented with a house-caramelized pumpkin puree and locally made chai. The spicy-sweet end result is fall in a glass.
Yet another pumpkin beer favorite is the “A Clever Pumpkin Name Ale” at Three Mugs Brewing. The cheekily named beer has an impressive amount of fresh pumpkin.
Cascade Brewing has its brewing hub at The Lodge. The family-friendly brewpub is currently serving up its hot sour mulled apple beer. Warm your cup, heart and belly with a cozy interpretation of the sour beers for which Cascade Brewing is known.
Easing into the cooler months, the “Winter Warmer” is an American brown ale with nutty notes of chocolate malt, plus the five pounds of honey per barrel.
Stickmen Brewing is constantly experimenting, which means you can always find a few seasonal beers to taste test. From its current seasonal lineup, sip from the “Goodbye Blue Sky” Irish stout. A toasty mix of chocolate and coffee softens the switch to gray days.
Non-beer drinkers can get into on the seasonal beverage trend with fall-themed cider from Xylem Cider Works. The “Dry Spiced Blackberry Pie” cider tastes, well, exactly as its name says.
These seasonal beers won’t stay on tap long—plan your fall getaway to the Tualatin Valley!