San Diego’s top seasonal beers: Oktoberfest edition
Rotating seasonal tap handles might be a better indication of the passing year in San Diego than the traditional seasons.
According to data from TapHunter, there are at least 142 taps in the San Diego area with some iteration of fall beer.
The most common variety, the märzen, shouldn’t be a surprise to hop heads: This kind of beer is brewed in March and sits until October and is often served as part of Oktoberfest celebrations.
Outside of that tradition, the pumpkin craze is visible here too. Yes, there is Pumpkin Spice Latte beer.
According to Beer Advocate, the top rated beer logged in TapHunter is Avery’s Pump[Ky]n, which currently ranks eighth.
Pumpkin flavored products can be divisive, but, if you want to get spoopy, the list of available fall beer is below.
To find each beer on TapHunter, check out the links below.
- Elysian Night Owl Pumpkin Ale
- Ballast Point Pumpkin Down
- Dogfish Head Punkin Ale
- Ace Pumpkin
- Breckenridge Pumpkin Spice Latte
- Ayinger Oktoberfest Märzen
- Belching Beaver Pumpkin Spice Milk Stout
- Coronado Punk’in Drublic
- Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale
- Avery The Kaiser Imperial Oktoberfest Lager
- Hofbrau Oktoberfest
- Lagunitas Born Yesterday (Fresh Hop Pale Ale)
- Shipyard Pugsley’s Smashed Pumpkin
- Left Hand Oktoberfest
- Burning Beard Circle Of Wet Hops
- AleSmith Oktoberfest
- Elysian Dark O’ Moon Pumpkin Stout
- Bell’s Octoberfest Beer
- Rogue Pumpkin Patch Ale
- Ballast Point Dead Ringer Oktoberfest
- Firestone Walker Oaktoberfest
- Uinta Oak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin
- Elysian The Great Pumpkin
- Sudwerk Marzen
- Karl Strauss Oktoberfest
- Spaten Oktoberfest
- Hangar 24 Oktoberfest
- New Belgium Pumpkick
- Avery Pump[Ky] (2015)
Source: Discover SD
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