11 Pumpkin Ales To Give Thanks For This Thanksgiving

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Even if you’ve already swapped your PSL for a peppermint mocha, pumpkin’s reign is not over quite yet. I mean, what would Thanksgiving be without pumpkin pie? So before you indulge in a Christmas craft beer, you should probably get tipsy and toast the final days of fall with some fine pumpkin ales.

Like pretty much everything pumpkin-flavored, pumpkin brews are beloved — and profitable. More and more breweries are putting their spin on the seasonal drink every year, which means there’s an overwhelming selection of pumpkin beers to choose from these days. I’ll admit, I wasn’t a fan at first, but it’s all about finding a beer with the perfect balance of pumpkin, spice, and alcohol for your taste. For instance, I learned that traditional pumpkin ales aren’t my thing, but a rich pumpkin porter totally hits the spot (and makes me want to curl up in bed with my cat). So which pumpkin beer will you bring on Thanksgiving to share with your friends and family? We’ve picked 11 of the best for you to choose from. Bottoms up!

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