Sampling different seasonal fall beer is one of the best parts of this time of year. The local breweries in the Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge join the fun with some unique brews that capture many of the classic flavors of autumn, including cinnamon, pumpkin, and Oktoberfest beers.
The region is emerging as a destination for a beercation, and with eight craft breweries, beer tours, numerous beer events, and Virginia's Blue Ridge Beerway, we encourage you to make our delicious craft beer part of your experience.
If you're visiting this fall, here are some of the seasonal brews you'll get to enjoy.
Big Lick Brewing Company - Saison Automne
The Saison Automne is a dark saison brewed with pumpkin in the mash and Billington's Dark Brown Molasses sugar that was added in the boil. Try it during your next visit to Downtown Roanoke's only microbrewery.
Chaos Mountain Brewing Co. - Muddy Boots American Brown Ale | The Legless Horseman Pumpkin Ale
The Legless Horseman Pumpkin Ale is brewed from pumpkins grown by a local farmer in the region. The pumpkins were roasted at the brewery and then combined with pumpkin pie spices to give the beer its rich flavor. This amber ale can be found on draught at the brewery.
The Muddy Boots American Brown Ale is a hearty brew that's perfect for fall. The malt provides a nice balance to the American hops, and you'll notice a citrus nose and flavor.
Meet Miranda, the newest member of our Chaos Mountain family! Today is her first day working in the taproom at the brewery. She's excited to meet you and is ready to serve you the freshest craft beer in town! Come by this weekend to give her a warm welcome. #ChaosMountainBrewing #ChaosIsBrewing #craftbeer #VAbeer #VAcraftbeer #Callaway #Virginia
Parkway Brewing Company - Seeing Colors Autumn Spiced Ale
The Seeing Colors Autumn Ale is a malty brown ale spiced with cinnamon, ginger, allspice, clove and nutmeg. Take a trip with Parkway & you'll see colors too!
It's August! And you know what that means....PUMPKIN BEERS ARE BACK! Bottled for the first time ever, Seeing Colors Spiced Autumn Ale, will have you dreaming of fall even though it's still 90 degrees out! Pick up a 6 pack or stop by for a pint! #pkybrew #vacraftbeer #vacraftbeermonth #spicedbeer #seeingcolors
Soaring Ridge Craft Brewers - Oktoberfest Marzen & Pumpkin Porter
The Oktoberfest Marzen features German lager and Munich malts, as well as German Noble hops and fermentation with a Bavarian lager to create a very malty beer with excellent hop balance. This lager beer, with medium body and light copper color, is a pleasure to drink. In beer lies the power to bring joy. Enjoy!
Sit back, relax, and take in all the flavors and aromas of our Pumpkin Porter masterpiece. This hearty Ale has notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, vanilla, allspice and all things pumpkin pie. It's a perfect beer for the fall that will keep you warm on those cool nights.