As the leaves begin to change, so do the beers on tap. Breweries on the Beer, Wine & Spirits Trail are rolling out their fall brews in all their seasonal deliciousness. Now you can work your way up and down the state and sample all the flavors of caramel, malt, spice, and of course- pumpkin.

Dew Point Brewing has

  • Hoffmanweizen - a classic German wheat beer that is slightly spicy with a hint of clove and banana
  • Roll Away the Dew - an English-style brown beer with fruity and spicy flavors and a hint of chocolate

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Wilmington is pouring

  • Coffee Porter - a classic porter aged with coffee beans and chocolate
  • Pumpkin Ale - a traditional copper ale spiced with pumpkin and vanilla instead of finishing hops
  • Jackalope IPL - a beer that is part IPA and part Lager
  • Hopicana IPA - an orange-infused India pale ale called
  • Oktoberfest - a traditional German festival beer, available on tap and in cans this fall

Bellefonte Brewing Company is about to release

  • Satin Pumps Belgian Spiced - a pumpkin spiced Belgian Tripel with lactose to add silkiness

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Newark will feature different brews than its sister brewery including

  • Pumpkin Ale - a medium-bodied copper ale with flavors of pumpkin and vanilla
  • F. Red - Flemish style red ale that begins with a light caramel sweetness and ends sour
  • Oktoberfest – a traditional German beer
  • Blueberry Mahalo, Apollo! - a seasonal favorite brewed with fresh, local blueberries

Stewart’s Brewing Company is getting into the fall spirit by tapping its

  • Oktoberfest - a traditional Bavarian-style amber lager that's malty and smooth 
  • Eminently Pale - a creamy, yet dry and crisp, oatmeal pale ale

On deck for a fall release at Brick Works Brewing & Eats are

  • S’mores American Brown Ale - brewed with marshmallow, cinnamon, and a hint of Smoke Malt
  • Super Fly Black IPA - a black IPA with a light body and bold taste, and
  • Lil Shorty Oatmeal Stout -  a medium bodied oatmeal stout with flavors of coffee, chocolate and fruit

Blue Earl Brewing is taking on the fall scene with

  • Body & Soul (aka Wee Heavy) - a Scottish Ale with semi-sweet cocoa flavors, coffee, and caramel

Try Fordham and Dominion Brewing Company’s seasonal

  • Spiced Harvest Ale – an amber lager that includes cinnamon, ginger, clove, allspice and pumpkin
  • Octoberfest -  a traditional Marzen brewed with eight types of German malts and three hop varieties
  • Morning Glory Espresso Stout - a full bodied stout that uses roasted coffee beans and chocolate

Mispillion River Brewing Co. is bringing in fall brews such as

  • Miss Betty – a spiced ale with vanilla, brown sugar, maple syrup, cinnamon and clove
  • Key Lime Pie – a brew that tastes just like its namesake
  • On October 7th- things will get interesting as the brewery releases 3 beers- for one day only!
    • War Kitten - a Sports Berliner brewed with electrolytes and lactobacillus
    • ZJ Imperial IPA – a brew filled with Simcoe, Mandarina Bavaria, and Australian Galaxy hops
    • Zombie Holy Crap - an imperial red ale

This fall, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery  is bringing back some favorites!

  • Pennsylvania Tuxedo - a pale ale brewed with Pennsylvania spruce tips. 
  • Oak-aged Vanilla World Wide Stout - Dogfish's World Wide Stout with Madagascar vanilla beans
  • Punkin Ale - a full bodied brown ale with hits of pumpkin, brown sugar and spice
  • Puddin’ Wine - a Barleywine with cherry, black currant, plum, brown sugar and hazelnuts

Crooked Hammock isn’t just for summer beers. This fall they will have

  • Jav-O-Lantern - a smoked pumpkin coffee beer that is hauntingly dark in color
  • Jawny Appleseed - a fruit beer with a mix of heat and sweet, is perfect for you this fall

Big Oyster Brewing at Fins Ale House and Raw Bar is bringing back

  • Shuckin’ Pumpkin - a classic fall beer with caramel, dark fruit, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove
  • Sadie - an oak aged Belgian style tripel with flavors of mango and banana

Revelation Craft Brewing Company got really creative this fall and introduced

  • Downtown Donut Brown - a brown ale made with brown sugar, maple sugar, cinnamon and donuts

16 Mile Brewing Company is bringing back the

  • Delaware Oyster Stout - a fall seasonal stout brewed with oysters that has a smoky, campfire finish
  • Tiller Brown Ale - a year-round southern English brown ale with flavors of chocolate and coffee
  • S’mores Brown Ale - a twist on Tiller Brown with the addition of chocolate and marshmallow notes  

Coming in September to 3rd Wave Brewing Co’s  is

  • Jack’D - a pumpkin ale, which has flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger
  • Groundswell Milk Stout - a rich, chocolaty, almost black beer with a slight hint of coffee

If Beer isn’t your drink of choice- don’t worry- plenty of stops on the Delaware Beer, Wine and Spirits Trail have fall drinks to choose from!

Liquid Alchemy is really getting creative this fall. They have

  • Glogg-toberfest - a mead with cardamom, cinnamon, raisins, orange zest and almond
  • Ground & Tapped - a maple bacon coffee mead. Imagine French Toast in a glass!
  • Magenta Dragon Cider - a hot pink cider made with pink flesh dragon fruit, mango, and mint

Brimming Horn Meadery recently introduced

  • Goat’s Blood - a grape and cherry mead that’s bold taste is perfect for the crisp fall weather

Harvest Ridge Winery/Rebel Seed has a

  • Punkin Jack - a seasonal wine made with a blend of pumpkins and apples
  • Sweet Red Cider – a crisp apple flavored cider

Salted Vines Winery has

  • Dazzling Sangria – a bubbly concoction that pairs perfectly with fresh fall fruit
  • Peach “Fall”ini- a peach bellini slushy wine and October’s featured drink.

Click here for more information on taking the Delaware Beer, Wine & Spirits Trail this fall!