Fall is a wonderful time of year for many reasons – it’s beautiful, the air is crisp, and it’s a sure sign that winter is on its way. It’s also a great opportunity to indulge in the rich flavors of fall – pumpkin, spice, and everything nice. The saying rings true for the local beers, too. Be sure to fully embrace the season’s flavors and try one (or all!) of these Park City area fall brews:
WASATCH BLACK O’LANTERN PUMPKIN STOUT, 6.5% ABV
A fall seasonal offering from Wasatch Brewery, the Black O’Lantern Pumpkin Stout is sure to keep you warm on a blistery night. “Alone in his laboratory one stormy night, a madman crossed an imperial stout with pumpkin to create this fine frankenbrew. How good is it? Well, scary good.” Available at Utah liquor stores and area restaurants.
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RED ROCK BRAUHAUS FESTBIER, 5.5% ABV
Red Rock Brewery created the perfect beer to help you celebrate Oktoberfest, Utah-style. “…brewed with the finest German ingredients and lagered for five weeks. It pours a light copper color and is very smooth and malt forward.” Available at all Red Rock Brewpubs (including Park City Junction) and the Red Rock Beer Store.
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SQUATTERS HELL’S KEEP BELGIAN STYLE GOLDEN ALE, 7.75% ABV
Originally created in 2009 by Squatters Brewery, Hell’s Keep returns to the shelves with a brand new look after its brief hiatus. “Hell’s Keep is a complex and refreshing Belgian beer experience. Unique flavors and aromas created during fermentation, along with bold carbonation, produce this devilishly delicious Belgian Style Golden Ale.” Available at Utah liquor stores and area restaurants.
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UINTA PUNK’N PUMPKIN ALE, 4.0% ABV
Another Utah pumpkin ale that is sure to tickle your taste buds. This Uinta brew accompanies any fall adventure with ease. “This sessionable pumpkin ale is brewed with real pumpkin and a spice medley of nutmeg, cinnamon, and all-spice.” Available at area grocery stores and restaurants.
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RED ROCK HARVEST ALE, 4.0% ABV
A favorite seasonal draft, Red Rock Brewing’s Harvest Ale returns with its fresh, simple, and bright taste. “Red Rock’s Harvest Ale is an unfiltered North-West style pale ale brewed with freshly harvested Amarillo and Citra hops." Available at select grocery stores, select Red Rock Brewpubs and the Red Rock Beer Store.
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WASATCH PUMPKIN, 4% ABV
A fall staple in Park City, Utah, the Wasatch Pumpkin Seasonal Ale resembles holiday spices. “Grownups need treats too, and our pumpkin ale is just the trick. Careful though — this malty amber has more than a hint of pumpkin, and might just put a spell on you.” Available at area grocery stores and restaurants.
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Speaking of beer, Wasatch Brewery is celebrating its 30th Anniversary and will attempt to break the world record for longest consecutive shot ski on Saturday, October 22 on Historic Main Street. A beer garden party at the top of Main Street is to follow after the event. Head to www.wasatchbeers.com/shotski for more details and to sign up!
Need one more reason to visit Park City this fall? Join us for the annual Howl-O-Ween parade on Historic Main Street, on October 31st where our town’s canine residents are the costumed stars of the festival. Find out why our unofficial nickname is ‘Bark City!’