5 Long Island Fall Beers to Try

Fall blows in with a bevy of seasonal treats, perhaps most notably the Starbucks Pumpkin Spiced Latte. But when it comes time to bookend the workday, consider another (less caffeinated) fall classic. In these parts, Long Island breweries are hopping with fall beers. The flavors run the gamut—there’s Oktoberfest and Pumpkin, brews that are sugar and spice and others that are bitter like a beach bum the Tuesday after Labor Day. Fall for these top Long Island fall beers.

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Garvies Point Brewing Pumpkin Picker
ABV: 6.5%

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This Saison is packed with plenty of pumpkin and the perfect amount of spices. It’s made with 100 percent pure pumpkin puree and has notes of cinnamon, nutmeg all spice and ginger. Sniff before sipping to truly take in the scents of the season. Phone: 516-815-1999 | Address: 1 Garvies Point Rd. Click to sip

Long Ireland Pumpkin Ale
ABV: 5%

A fall favorite, this brew is made with real pumpkin puree and spiced with cinnamon. It tastes of autumn but don’t expect it to take the place of dessert—it’s not that sweet. The pale and crystal malts balance out the pumpkin and spice aromas. Phone: 631-403-4303 | Address: 817 Pulaski St., Riverhead Click to sip

Blue Point Brewing Company Oktoberfest
ABV: 5.7%

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This seasonal brew just smells like Oktoberfest—it’s malty with an aroma of a fresh-baked jumbo pretzel. It should come as no surprise, then, that the brew tastes malty upfront. Sweet, caramel malts follow and there’s a well-balanced hop bitterness on the finish. Phone: 844-272-2739 | Address: 161 River Ave., Patchogue Click to sip

Port Jeff Brewing Company Boo Brew
ABV: 5.4%

No need to fear this fresh hop ale—it’s a sweet one. You can taste the Long Island pumpkins and pumpkin pie spice used to make this beer in each sip. It pours light and amber and, though sweet upfroot, is a bit earthy and bitter on the finish. Phone: 877-475-2739 | Address: 22 Mill Creek Rd., Port Jefferson Click to sip

Pomme, Saint James Brewery
ABV: 8%

’Tis the season for pumpkins but apples deserve a seat at the bar too. Saint James Brewery gives ‘em one with this Belgian-style ale made with apples from Richter’s Orchard in Northport. It’s a well-balanced brew with tastes of wheat and barley, making it popular among more traditional beer crowds and fruity beer drinkers alike (it’s 8 percent ABV only adds to the appeal). Phone: 631-707-3192 | Address: 929 Lincoln Ave., Holbrook Click to sip

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