‘Tis the season to savor the flavors of fall! Click through the lookbook below to see a sampling of what our local brewers are offering this season. Then, make plans to try them in tasting rooms throughout the city. Cheers!

Seasonal Six Pack

Beer Flight - Ale Asylum
This brewery is making the most of fall with four seasonal releases: Oktillion (Oktoberfest) and Satisfaction Jacksin (double IPA) came out in September; Velveteen Habit (year-round IPA) in October and Pantheon (Imperial Brown Ale) in November. There’s a funny back story behind each beer name, so be sure to ask next time you’re touring or tasting. Read More
Pinball Arcade - Alt Brewing
If you need to be in-the-know on gluten-free beers, try ALT Brew. Theirs is the only dedicated gluten-free brewery and kitchen in Wisconsin, and the taproom pinball arcade is your excuse to linger longer. Their Imperial Pumpkin Ale swaps roasted pumpkin for malted barley, just like their full portfolio of beers brewed without wheat, barley or rye. Read More
Drinks - Great Dane
You may not be surprised to find Pumpkin and Nutbrown flavors on Great Dane’s seasonal beer menu. But there’s an unexpected creative collaboration behind its Belgian Prairie Tripel—a Belgian-style beer blended with Wollersheim Winery’s Prairie Fume. Expect waves of citrus and spice layered over a soft malt backbone, with hints of honey and clove. Read More
Beer - Karben 4
Make sure to try Oaktober Ale while it lasts—Karben 4’s Oktoberfest is only out for about two months. The secret behind this year’s fall flavor is soaking oak chips in whiskey and suspending them in the fermenting tank. Tasting tip: It’s only available in the taproom, but you can get growlers to go. Looking for bottles? Try NightCall Smoked Porter. Read More
New Glarus Brewing Company
While New Glarus Brewing Company may be best known for Spotted Cow, it’s also successful with seasonals that are best sipped on their outdoor patio overlooking fall foliage. This year, try Staghorn (Bavarian Octoberfest) or Fat Squirrel (Nut Brown Ale). Tour and tasting tip: You’ll see the most action by their brewers when you visit on weekdays. Read More
Bar - Wisconsin Brewing Company
There’s a tale to tell about every Wisconsin Brewing Company (WBC) beer, but the backstory behind this year’s seasonal is a bit different: it wasn’t originally their idea. The distinctly local and completely collaborative Porter Joe was born out of an experiment by the baristas at Barriques, who presented it to WBC’s Carl Nolen. (He loved it!) Read More