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September 23, 2020by Buffalocal0

Fall is officially here. That means football games, backyard bonfires, and our favorite seasonal Buffalo beers. 

This fall, we’re creating a bucket list of Buffalo craft beers that are great for anything from a cool-weather cookout to fall foliage filled hikes. 

Our Picks 

Table Smasher

Brewed by 12 Gates Brewing

ABV: 4.5% 

If you’re looking for a crisp, smooth beer to drink during a football game, this is it. Table Smasher is a Honey Kölsch brewed with local honey from Bee Country in Darien, NY.

Oatmeal Cookie

Brewed by 42 North Brewing

ABV: 5.8% 

This Brown Ale tastes like a liquid oatmeal cookie. When you take a sip, you’ll pick up flavors like vanilla, molasses, and raisin. 

Cinnamon Apple

Brewed by Big Ditch Brewing

ABV: 6.5%

One smell of this Amber Ale and the aroma will immediately make you think of fall. This beer has a rich, malty base with a tangy apple finish, making it a solid seasonal brew.

The Whale

Brewed by Community Beer Works

ABV: 5.9%

The Whale might be a year-round beer, but it’s coffee roast and chocolate flavors make it taste like a seasonal fall favorite.

Pumpkinville Latte 

Brewed by Ellicottville Brewing 

6.5% ABV

PSL lovers, this beer is for you. This complex ale could be described as pumpkin pie in a beer. It’s brewed using locally-roasted coffee and an autumn spice blend.


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Brewed by Flying Bison Brewing 

ABV: 6.3%

A traditional German beer, this Oktoberfest lager has a rich, malty flavor that is balanced perfectly by hops. Its orange-amber color is especially visible during a traditional stein hoist competition. 


Brewed by Hamburg Brewing 

ABV: 5.7%

A Märzen Lager with a big, malty flavor. Hamburg Brewing loads their Oktoberfest with tons of Vienna-style malts, and fades away to a clean hop bitterness.

Sticky Icky 

Brewed by Pressure Drop Brewing

ABV: 6.0%

Even a list of Fall beers needs to include some hops. Our pick is the Sticky Icky from Pressure Drop, which is skunky and dank and perfect for a crisp Autumn day. 

Vanilla Cappuccino 

Brewed by Resurgence Brewing

ABV: 7.0%

Resurgence Brewing enhances their Pumpkin Ale with vanilla and coffee beans. These additions give the beer a strong French Vanilla coffee flavor, perfect for chilly fall days. 


Brewed by Southern Tier Brewing

ABV: 8.6%

Rule your domain this fall with a Pumking Imperial Pumpkin Ale. This beer has an intense pumpkin pie aroma and a malty sweetness complete with vanilla, clove, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and pie crust.

Dry Oak Aged

Brewed by Blackbird Cider Works

ABV: 6.7%

As any New Yorker knows, fall is apple picking season. So we couldn’t end this list without including a cider. This cider has a bold flavor and a perfect acidity to sweetness balance that makes it a tasty choice. 


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Look for Local

Make sure you drink local while you’re at a craft beer bar in Buffalo. Craft beer in Buffalo is always on draft at our certified accounts

You can also take Buffalocal beer home. When you shop for beer in Buffalo, look for our logo. Bottle shops like Consumer’s and grocery stores like Tops or Wegmans are always stocked with Buffalocal brands.

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