9 Must-Try Fall Beers that will get You Ready for Oktoberfest

There’s nothing better on a crisp fall day than an a refreshing Oktoberfest beer. The Visit South Jersey team has been sampling brews in our region and has the top 9 fall beers for you! From the Jersey shore up to Camden County, these are the must-try beers for the fall 2018!

1. Oktoberfest
Cape May Brewing Co., Cape May

Rich and complex, this amber-colored lager is smooth and clean due to a cool fifty-degree fermentation, mellowing as it lagers. Well-balanced with a hint of hops presence, Oktoberfest is focused on the grain bill of Vienna, Munich, Caramunich, Pilsen, and Melanoidin malts.

(Photo Credit: Cape May Brewing Co.)

2. Foxtoberfest
Death of the Fox Brewing Company, Clarksboro

The signature lager featured at DOTF. Low bitterness, smooth and malty, a true traditional Oktoberfest Marzenbier!

(Photo Credit: Death of the Fox Brewing Company)

3. Illuminación
Double Nickel Brewing Company, Pennsauken

Release Date: September 28th
Mexican Mole Coffee Stout brewed in collaboration with Harvest Coffee in Medford, NJ. Brewed with tequila barrel-aged Chiapas coffee, guajilo chiles, and coco nibs.

(Photo Credit: Double Nickel Brewing Company)

4. Potato Caboose
Eight & Sand Beer Co., Woodbury

This brew is Eight & Sand’s take on that ubiquitous fall seasonal! They took the brewer’s recipe for sweet potato pie and integrated it into this malty amber ale. Brewed with sweet potatoes, nutmeg, vanilla beans and ceylon cinnamon.

(Photo Credit: Eight & Sand Beer Co.)

5. Oktoberfish
Flying Fish Brewing Company, Somerdale

Celebrate the coming of the fall this year with a reimagined Oktoberfish beer. Why so special? Flying Fish always crafts this beer using the best Pilsner and Munich malt, but this year they have made the beer with Czech lager yeast. The lager enhances the toasted and caramel flavors while lending to a clean finish.

(Photo Credit: Flying Fish Brewing Company)

6. der Ersatz
King’s Road Brewing Company, Haddonfield

der Ersatz is an Atlbier brewed with authentic and historic accuracy. This German beer is top-fermented, with a rich copper color, malt forward taste, and a subtle hop presence. Additionally, King’s Road will have a limited number of hand-made ceramic King’s Road beer steins made just for this occasion. The mugs hold 20 ounces and sell for $20 each. For Octoberfest, you can get a mug and a pour of der Ersatz for $25 while supplies last.

(Photo Credit: King’s Road Brewing Company)

7. Pumpkin Ale
Spellbound Brewing, Mount Holly

This beer is amber in color and boasts with big aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, and a hint of ginger. The nutmeg and cinnamon come through in the flavor with a touch of malt sweetness in the finish. Pumpkin Ale is available on tap and in cans.

(Photo Credit: Spellbound Brewing)

8. Dreadnought
Tonewood Brewing, Oaklyn

Historically brewed in the Bavaria region of Germany (most notably Munich), Dunkel is a dark lager that is deceptively complex and flavorful. Tonewood Brewing’s traditional German lager is brewed for Oktoberbest. The beer exhibits a toasty, bready maltiness and utilizes traditional Noble hops that help to soften the sweetness of the roasted malt. Chestnut in color with a palate quenching mouthfeel; it feels just right drinking Dreadnought as the air gets crisper, nights get shorter, and autumn sets in.

(Photo Credit: Tonewood Brewing)

9. Punk o’ Lantern
Village Idiot Brewing Co., Mount Holly

Our handcrafted American harvest Pumpkin Ale, is the perfect synergy of unique brewing ingredients. Real pumpkin adds a full body and sweetness to this, reddish-amber brew. Munich, caramel and 2-row pale malts deliver a distinct malty character that, when combined with traditional pumpkin pie spices, create the perfect union of both.

(Photo Credit: Village Idiot Brewing Co.)